Alex joined Whitelaw Twining in 2007 and has broad experience before all levels of the British Columbia Courts as well as before all levels of the Alberta, Ontario and Federal Courts, the Tax Court of Canada and various administrative tribunals.
Alex’s practice focuses on warranty, construction, commercial and professional liability matters. He heads up the firm’s Professional Liability Practice Group, where he defends architects, engineers and other design professionals in a wide variety of disciplinary proceedings.
In addition, he has a broad construction law practice with particular expertise in construction insurance, warranty and surety related matters. Alex also works in insurance defence, commercial and employment litigation. He has an active sports law practice and regularly acts for the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport Anti-Doping hearings and for other individuals and organizations in sport related matters. Alex navigates these dynamic areas of law with a pragmatic approach. He uses his expertise and creativity to find effective, creative solutions for his clients.
Outside of work, Alex finds the time to coach his two kids’ sports teams. He plays golf and basketball, and enjoys travelling to new places.
L.L.B., University of Ottawa, 2004
B.A. (Honours), Gold Medalist, University of Western Ontario, 2000
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
Called to the British Columbia Bar in 2007
Called to the Alberta Bar in 2016
Called to the Ontario Bar in 2005
Member of the Canadian Bar Association Construction Law and Civil Litigation Sections
Member of the Advocates Society
Member, Diversity Law Institute
Member, Trial Law Institute
BC Court of Appeal Permits Set Off Against Lien Holdback Account, October 2009
The Role and Liability of the Consultant on a Construction Project
Liability for Field Review
Overview of Builder’s Risk Insurance
Limitations: Change is Coming
Listed in the Best Lawyers in Canada from 2018 – 2021 (Construction Law)
Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America