Author Archives: Brett Code, Q.C.

About Brett Code, Q.C.

BA (Hons, Queen's), MA (Universite de Rennes), LLB (McGill), Member of the Alberta Bar. Prior to joining the Alberta Securities Commission, where he is the Director of Enforcement, Brett was a partner at Bennett Jones LLP. He was called to the bar in Alberta in 1993 and practiced primarily in the areas of commercial and corporate litigation. Brett has taught as a sessional instructor at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Law since 2001, teaching or co-teaching Advanced Civil Procedure, Business Associations, and, beginning in January of 2009, Law 507: Evidence. He was the winner of the Howard Tidswell Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence 2009. In 2011, Brett was elected as a Bencher of the Law Society of Alberta and, in 2012, he was honoured with an appointment as Queen’s Counsel.

Solicitor-Client Privilege in Westra and Wyoming – Artificial Linguistic Pigeonholes and the Inappropriate Prioritization of Truth-Seeking

Cases Considered: Westra Law Office (Re), 2009 ABQB 391 PDF version: Solicitor-Client Privilege in Westra and Wyoming – Artificial Linguistic Pigeonholes and the Inappropriate Prioritization of Truth-Seeking * Brett Code acknowledges the able assistance of John Lawless, a student-at-law at Bennett … Continue reading

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The civil standard of proof confirmed: Always proof on a balance of probabilities but now mindful of the mysterious “inherent” probabilities or improbabilities

Cases Considered: F.H. v. McDougall, 2008 SCC 53 PDF Version:  The civil standard of proof confirmed: Always proof on a balance of probabilities but now mindful of the mysterious “inherent” probabilities or improbabilities * Brett Code acknowledges the able assistance … Continue reading

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