Legal Services

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Civil Litigation (Including Class Actions)

Our experienced lawyers help our clients resolve disputes. If that dispute requires either the commencement or defence of a civil claim, we have the skill and experience to advance or defend, the civil action through initial mediation and if necessary, through the courts.

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We help our clients navigate the legal system to arrive at the best outcome whether that be a negotiated result or judgment after a trial.

 

Sometimes claims require an appeal from the trial judgment. Gerrand Rath Johnson's civil litigators have the extensive appellate experience you require to get results on appeal.

 

Our experience includes but is not limited to:

  • Construction actions including builder's liens actions
  • Defamation (libel) actions
  • Environmental litigation
  • Estate litigation
  • Insurance claims
  • Negligence claims
  • Personal injury claims
  • Product liability claims
  • Professional negligence including medical malpractice
  • Wrongful dismissal claims

 

Practicing Lawyers

Mark Mulatz

F. William Johnson

Russ Hart

Scott Hopley

David A. Gerrand

John M. Williams

Rani Grewal

Greg D. Fingas

Ross Macnab

Kaylea Lax

Cary W. Wessel

Thomas P. Hynes

Kara D. Moen

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Construction and Builder’s Lien Law

Our firm has extensive experience representing:

  • Contractors and property developers
  • Sub-contractors whose bills have not been paid
  • Property owners who have liens on their land

 

Our firm represents architects, engineers, and entrepreneurs engaged in construction projects.  We also represent owners of property damaged by construction projects gone awry.

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We work regularly with all Saskatchewan legislation, including the Builders' Lien Act, and Canadian legislation, applicable to construction disputes of all kinds.

 

Practicing Lawyers

Russell T. Hart

Mark F. Mulatz

Greg Fingas

Kaylea Lax

Cary W. Wessel

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Corporate/Commercial Law

Gerrand Rath Johnson provides a full range of services to small, medium and large businesses and corporations. From start-up issues and incorporation to complex commercial negotiations and contracts, our corporate commercial lawyers have a proven track record of finding practical solutions to client issues.

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Practicing Lawyers

Russell T. Hart

Mark F. Mulatz

Kaylea G. Lax

Cary W. Wessel

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Criminal Law/Charter of Rights

If you have been accused of a crime such as first time motor vehicle offences, allegations of serious violence, drug charges, fraud, theft or other property offences or income tax violations, you need someone who will listen to your side of the story, stand up for your rights, protect your liberty and, most importantly, get results.

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We have the extensive knowledge and experience needed so that you receive proper advice at all stages of the proceeding. You can be assured that your legal and constitutional rights will be respected and enforced, and that your trial and/or appeal will be properly handled.

 

Our lawyers, with over 40 years combined experience in the conduct of bail hearings, preliminary hearings, trials, sentence hearings and appeals, can assist you in the resolution of your case.

 

Practicing Lawyers

Christina G. Skibinsky

John M. Williams

Thomas P.  Hynes

Kara D. Moen

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Defamation (Libel)

Defamation is a specialized area of tort law designed to protect reputation. A limited number of lawyers in Saskatchewan practice in this area and our firm is one with extensive defamation expertise.

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We act virtually exclusively in the defence of individuals and corporations whose print, electronic and artistic communications are, or may be, alleged to have caused reputational harm.

 

We are committed to protection and development of Section 2(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Freedom of Expression.

 

Practicing Lawyers

Russell T. Hart

F. William Johnson

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Elder Law

Elder law is a developing area of practice often addressing client needs that fall between estate planning and estate litigation. Elder law overlaps with estate planning including wills, powers of attorney and advance health directives. It also includes loss of capacity matters like adult guardianship applications.

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Elder law can respond to elder abuse including physical, emotional, and financial harm.

 

In addition to wills, powers of attorney and health directives, Gerrand Rath Johnson has lawyers experienced in:

 

Pursuing recovery of wrongfully transferred assets
Seeking compensation for inadequate professional advice
Applying for support of parents
Applying for Adult guardianship

 

Practicing Lawyers

David Gerrand

Russell T. Hart

Scott Hopley

F. William Johnson

Mark F. Mulatz

Kaylea G. Lax

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Employment Law

At Gerrand Rath Johnson, we know that problems between employees and employers can be difficult, contentious and sometimes emotional issues for everyone involved. Our lawyers represent both employers and employees in the entire range of employment-related matters.

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Services available to employees include: representation and advice in wrongful dismissal actions:

  • Prosecution of complaints under the Canada Labour Code
  • Advocacy in human rights and other administrative proceedings
  • Advice and representation in negotiating severance and exit packages
  • Review and drafting of employment contracts.

 

Services available to employers include:

  • Representation and advice in wrongful dismissal actions
  • Defending complaints under the Canada Labour Code and human rights legislation
  • Representation and advice in administrative proceedings including Workers Compensation Board matters
  • Advice and representation negotiating severance and exit packages
  • Investigation and mediation of workplace disputes
  • Review and drafting of employment contracts
  • Review and drafting of workplace discipline, privacy, harassment and other policies

 

Practicing Lawyers

F. William Johnson

Mark F. Mulatz

Rick Engel

David A. Gerrand

Russell T. Hart

John M. Williams

Crystal L. Norbeck

Ross Macnab

Greg D. Fingas

Heather Robertson

Jana Stettner

Thomas P. Hynes

Kara D. Moen

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Environmental Law

Lawyers at Gerrand Rath Johnson have experience and expertise in navigating the legal aspects of cleaning up and protecting the environment.

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Cleaning up a polluted or environmentally damaged site often presents many legal as well as practical challenges. Our lawyers can help a vendor meet the obligations involved in a brownfill development, identify the necessary environmental assessments, and assist in all steps in land remediation.

 

Water rights issues are of increasing importance in Saskatchewan. Gerrand Rath Johnson can help, with knowledge of the legal issues, and a creative approach to finding solutions that make sense.

 

Practicing Lawyers

Greg D. Fingas

Russell T. Hart

Scott Hopley

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Family Law/Divorce

Separation, divorce, custody and access issues, and other family disputes are difficult and complicated issues in anyone's life.

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Our family lawyers help our clients identify and navigate through the issues they are facing. From drawing up the legal documents after the parties have agreed, to court proceedings in highly contested disputes, our family lawyers provide our clients with legal guidance and experience to achieve results.

 

Practicing Lawyers

Rani L. Grewall

Kendra L. Jacobs

Kaylea G. Lax

Kara D. Moen

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Human Rights Law

At Gerrand Rath Johnson we provide advocacy, representation and legal advice to both complainants and respondents in human rights proceedings under provincial and federal human rights legislation and under The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Both respondents and complainants may call on us for advice and advocacy at all stages of a human rights proceeding, including:

  • Drafting and processing of human rights complaints and other pleadings
  • Advocacy in hearings before administrative tribunals and on judicial review
  • Advocacy in appellate proceedings
  • The design, negotiation and execution of compensation and settlement packages

 

We also provide advice and drafting services to organizations requiring human rights and/or harassment policies, and investigation and mediation of workplace disputes.

 

Practicing Lawyers

Rick A. Engel

Ross Macnab

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Insurance Law

At Gerrand Rath Johnson, we are proud to have lawyers with expertise in insurance litigation.

 

Representing a number of major insurance companies carrying on business in Saskatchewan, Canada, and around the world, our lawyers have experience with all areas of insurance law and have appeared before all levels of court including the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Our lawyers take a very practical approach to client issues, and often are able to use their experience and expertise to resolve issues at the initial stages without incurring the cost and time of court proceedings.

 

Practicing Lawyers

Greg D. Fingas

David A. Gerrand

Ross Macnab

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Labour Law

In our exclusively union-side labour practice, we have extensive experience providing legal support during collective bargaining, grievance and arbitration processes. This includes appearances and processes before provincial and federal labour relations boards and human rights tribunals, and judicial review of arbitration and other decisions.

 

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We provide ongoing legal representation and advice to several major unions in Saskatchewan.

 

Practicing Lawyers

Rick A. Engel

Crystal L. Norbeck

Ross Macnab

Jana N. Stettner

Heather L. Robertson

Greg D. Fingas

Scott Hopley

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Media Law

Journalists, businesses and individuals regularly consult with Gerrand Rath Johnson on issues of publication and public communication of potentially sensitive information, freedom of information and speech, and defamation issues.

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With practitioners invited to speak and teach as experts in the area, we have the experience and expertise to offer high quality, timely legal services to our clients.

 

Practicing Lawyers

F. William Johnson

Russell T. Hart

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Municipal Law

Cities, towns and rural municipalities face many important legal issues, presenting difficult and complex problems: negligence and personal injury, employment issues, taxation, road maintenance, construction and general contracting issues.

 

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Our lawyers have experience working with municipalities and with individual complainants to find the right solution.

 

Practicing Lawyers

Mark F. Mulatz

F. William Johnson

John M. Williams

Ross Macnab

Scott Hopley

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Privacy Law

An organization may face civil liability and regulatory risks based on its handling of personal information. We can help to identify and manage those risks before they materialize, or address a breach which has already happened.

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Gerrand Rath Johnson can assist in reviewing an organization's collection, use and disclosure of personal information, conducting a gap analysis to determine what measures are required to comply with privacy laws and best practices, and developing privacy policies and procedures. We can also help to assess and mitigate privacy risks on a project basis.

 

Finally, we can advise on the appropriate steps to take in response to a breach or complaint from an individual or an organizational standpoint.

 

Practicing Lawyers

Greg D. Fingas

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Real Estate

Gerrand Rath Johnson offers timely and professional assistance in both residential and commercial real estate transactions.  Our lawyers have the knowledge and experience to assist in purchase, development, lease, finance and sale transactions, both large and small.

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Practicing Lawyers

Mark Mulatz

F. William Johnson, Q.C.

Russell T. Hart

David A. Gerrand, Q.C.

Kendra L. Jacobs

Kaylea Lax

Cary Wessel

 

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Regulatory and Provincial Offences

In our complex world, businesses and individuals face an ever increasing number of statutory regulations. Whether it be Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental or Liquor and Tobacco regulations, wildlife, fisheries or firearms charges,  there are numerous restrictions on the manner in which people conduct their business and affairs.

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Gerrand Rath Johnson understands the world of statutory and regulatory frameworks. If you or your business has had the misfortune of being charged with such a regulatory offence, our lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help you defend those allegations in court.

 

Practicing Lawyers

Scott Hopley

John M. Williams

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Wills, Estates and Personal Planning

Our lawyers regularly help our clients plan for the future, and help our clients ensure their loved ones will be taken care of after they are gone. We help our clients prepare or revise their wills and create powers of attorney, and health care directives that make our clients' wishes known even when they are unable to communicate.

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Our lawyers also assist clients who have been appointed executor, or when a family member has died without a will, to conclude all affairs related to the estate.

 

Practicing Lawyers

Russell T. Hart

F. William Johnson, Q.C.

Mark F. Mulatz

Rani L. Grewall

Kaylea G. Lax