Stephen Carter-Edwards

Stephen Carter-Edwards is a hybrid litigator and solicitor in Gowling WLG's Calgary office, practising in the area of commercial litigation and contract drafting. His practice focuses on builders' liens, surety, insurance, bidding, delay claims and other construction disputes; defending claims, civil enforcement and drafting owner-consultant agreements, and various construction contracts depending on the construction delivery model. Prior to his legal career, Stephen had a successful engineering consulting practice.

Known for being reliable, his attention to detail and applying creative approaches to the dispute resolution process, Stephen has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta, including the British Columbia Supreme Court and the Saskatchewan Court of King's Bench. He has also been involved in several mediations and arbitrations.

Associations professionnelles

  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
  • ​Law Society of Alberta 
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • ​Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Alberta

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  • 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, scope and quality issues
  • Advising bidding authorities and bidders on bidding issues
  • Advising sureties on bond claims

Contract drafting


  • Assisting in preparation of memorandum of understanding for a co-generation facility
  • Drafting contract for provision of engineering services for the developments of a standard compressor package
  • Drafting EPCM master agreement for oil sands project
  • Advising contractor on contract for LNG project


  • Negotiating fixed price contract for pipeline construction
  • Negotiating unit price contract for pipeline construction
  • Negotiating owner-consultant agreements
  • Negotiating owner-prime contractor agreements
  • Advising several subtrades on several building construction contracts
  • Advising material suppliers on building construction contracts
  • Drafting residential construction and renovation agreements

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