Stephen Carter-Edwards Partner

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2003 - Alberta

Primary phone: +1 403-292-9875

Fax: +1 403-263-9193


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Primary office:  Calgary

Stephen Carter-Edwards

Stephen Carter-Edwards is a partner in Gowling WLG's Calgary office, practising in the area of commercial litigation. His practice focuses on builders' liens, surety, insurance, bidding and other construction disputes; defending claims against engineering firms, and civil enforcement. Prior to his legal career, Stephen had a successful engineering consulting practice.

Known for his creative approach to the dispute resolution process, Stephen has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta as well as the British Columbia Supreme Court. He has also been involved in several mediations and arbitrations.

Career & Recognition

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  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Construction Specifications Canada Association of Professional Engineers
  • Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta
  • Law Society of Alberta

Representative Work

  • Appeared in courts of BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan
  • Trial experience in BC and Alberta
  • Acted for owners, general contractors, sureties, insurers, design-build contractors, subtrades, suppliers and sub-subcontractors
  • Court appearances in cases interpreting the Public Works Act, Builders‘ Lien Act, Guarantees Acknowledgement Act, Civil Enforcement Act and CCDC 2
  • Acted for clients in priority claims in CCAA and Bankruptcy proceedings
  • Advised and participated with clients in mediations, pre-trial conferences and arbitrations
  • Advised clients on construction disputes involving claims for delay, extras, changed conditions, loss of productivity and bidding issues
  • Assist in preparation of memorandum of understanding for a co-generation facility
  • Draft contract for provision of engineering services for the developments of a standard compressor package
  • Draft EPCM master agreement for oil sands project
  • Negotiate fixed price contract for pipeline construction
  • Negotiate unit price contract for pipeline construction
  • Advise several subtrades on several building construction contracts
  • Advise material suppliers on building construction contracts
  • Draft agreement for construction of a bioenergy facility
  • Draft residential construction and renovation agreements
  • Advising bidding authorities and bidders on bidding issues
  • Advising contractor on contract for LNG project