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Number of partners: 11
Number of lawyers: 18
Languages: English

Firm Overview:
Founded in 1994 to service the litigation needs of Calgary’s legal and business communities, Peacock Linder Halt & Mack LLP has been recognised as one of Canada’s premier litigation firms for over 25 years. Located in Calgary, Alberta, the firm handles complex commercial litigation, oil and gas, securities, and insurance matters for local, national, and international clients in proceedings throughout Canada. Recognised as one of Canada’s pre-eminent legal conflicts boutiques, a significant part of its work originates from other law firms who recognise that Peacock Linder Halt & Mack LLP will serve its clients’ litigation needs in circumstances where they cannot act themselves.

Peacock Linder Halt & Mack LLP has built a strong reputation for successful advocacy and has achieved superior, effective results by providing highly skilled litigation and dispute resolution services to its clients. The firm is comprised of a dedicated team of lawyers from diverse backgrounds who provide litigation advice and associated services to individuals, corporations and institutions from Alberta, throughout Canada, and around the world. The firm’s lawyers are experienced trial and appellate lawyers who have appeared in all levels of court in Alberta, as well as at the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada. They have represented clients in mediations and arbitrations both domestic and international, and have acted as mediators and arbitrators in complex commercial disputes.

The firm is proud to be recognised by Chambers Canada.

Main Areas of Practice:

Alternative Dispute Resolution:
Peacock, Linder Halt & Mack LLP lawyers regularly represents clients in alternative dispute resolution processes, including mediation, arbitration and judicial dispute resolution, within Alberta, but also elsewhere in Canada and internationally.
In addition, the firm has some of the most respected and well-regarded mediators and arbitrators in Calgary. This team is led by Perry Mack, QC, and Edward W. Halt, QC. The team’s varied experience and stellar reputations allow them to provide objective and practical assistance in resolving complex disputes.  

Complex Litigation & Commercial Disputes:
Peacock Linder Halt & Mack LLP’s approach is to narrow a commercial dispute as quickly as possible, focus on key issues, and find solutions that recognise the practical realities of a client’s unique situation and the importance of preserving valuable business relationships where possible. The firm regularly handles complex commercial litigation matters, including the following:
■ Securities disputes, among parties or with government regulators
■ Injunctions, including seizures, Anton Piller applications and other urgent relief
■ Unfair competition, unlawful interference with economic relations, breach of covenants
■ Construction litigation
■ Class actions
■ Director and officer liability litigation
■ Breach of contract
■ Economic loss
■ Shareholder disputes
■ Property disputes including easements and rights of way
■ Intellectual property disputes
■ Partnership disputes
■ Disputes arising from fiduciary duties
■ Oppression
■ Litigation arising out of or in connection with bankruptcy and insolvency 

Oil & Gas Litigation:
The firm’s lawyers have been involved in a number of significant court decisions related to a variety of energy disputes. The team, led by Peter T. Linder QC, Emi Bossio and Gavin Matthews assists clients looking for practical, effective and business-oriented solutions to disputes of critical import. The firm regularly represents clients in all aspects of the industry from producers to refiners.
Recent cases include successful representations of the firm’s clients in urgent interlocutory proceedings involving a pipeline tie-in dispute, operatorship disputes, partnership / joint venture disputes, and precedent setting cases with respect to the interpretation of freehold leases and their termination.

Professional Malpractice & Professional Discipline:

The firm is regularly called up as a trusted and respected advisor to other lawyers and other law firms. The firm regularly represents professionals in disciplinary proceedings and in defending lawsuits brought against professionals for alleged negligence or misconduct, including lawyers, physicians and all medical professionals, dentists, veterinarians, real estate agents, insurance brokers, financial advisors, engineers and architects. The team, led by Edward W. Halt, Q.C. and Richard Van Dorp, are especially well-regarded in the legal profession for their expertise in this area.

Administrative & Regulatory, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Class Actions, Commercial Disputes, Construction Litigation, Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Law, Environmental Litigation, Estates & Trusts Litigation, Franchise Disputes, Insolvency, Insurance Disputes, Oil & Gas Litigation, Products Liability, Professional Malpractice, Securities Litigation