Patricia (Trish) Morrison KC > Borden Ladner Gervais LLP > Calgary, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Centennial Place, East Tower
520 3rd Avenue SW, Suite 1900
Calgary, AB T2P 0R3

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Partner and National Business Leader, Construction


Patricia (“Trish”) Morrison, K.C. is a Partner and the National Business Leader of BLG’s Construction Group. Trish provides strategic advice on the management of risk on construction projects, from project start to completion. She has extensive experience in the mediation, arbitration and litigation of construction disputes on large scale commercial, industrial, and infrastructure projects, such as disputes involving tenders, RFPs, construction contracts, liens, design and engineering issues, construction deficiencies, cost overruns and delay. Trish also advises on front-end project matters such as project delivery models, tendering and other procurement methods, contract negotiation and drafting, and provides advisory services throughout projects. Trish is a Fellow and Vice President of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers. She is a frequent speaker and writer on construction industry topics and is called to the Alberta Bar and Manitoba Bar. Trish is recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Construction in Chambers Canada; in The Best Lawyers in Canada (Construction Law); in Who’s Who Legal: Canada and Who’s Who Legal: Construction; and as a litigation star (Construction and Environmental) and one of the “Top 100 Women in Litigation” by Benchmark Canada.




Fellow and Vice President, Canadian College of Construction Lawyers; Past Chair, Canadian Bar Association, National Construction Section; Member, The Advocates’ Society.


LLB, University of Calgary, 1997

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Canada > Construction

(Leading Individuals)

Patricia Morrison KCBorden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP remains a leader in the practice space, advising domestic and international owners/sponsors, governmental authorities, suppliers, service providers, contractor/developer consortiums, lenders and equity investors over the course of the entire lifecycle of major construction projects. With a client base spanning such sectors as transportation, health services, social infrastructure and energy, the firm assists with matters ranging from early-stage project and procurement planning and structuring, project governance, public funding and private financing to regulatory approval matters, closing matters and litigation, mediation and arbitration. Patricia Morrison KC leads the team in Calgary and provides expertise on large-scale infrastructure, industrial and commercial projects, in addition to high-value disputes involving tenders, construction contracts and liens. Jeffrey Vallis KC, also in Calgary, brings experience in domestic and international arbitrations. Richard Shaban in Toronto draws on 30 years of handling transactional work and the resolution of issues during procurement and project delivery. In Montreal, Simon Grégoire specializes in complex construction litigation and infrastructure and energy construction disputes. Other key figures include Gabriel Lefebvre, who brings strength to engineers’ liability claims in Montreal, Rodney Smith in Calgary and veteran arbitrator Hugh Meighen in Toronto.

Canada > Dispute resolution: Alberta

(Leading Individuals)

Patricia Morrison KC – Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP‘s Calgary office excels at litigation involving pipelines, construction, electricity, insolvency and securities-related matters. The group also has experience handling arbitration, insolvency disputes, and shareholder and contractual disputes. A recent work highlight saw the group successfully represent Signalta Resources in a claim against Canadian Natural Resources, a notable energy dispute. Patricia Morrison KC steers the practice and is routinely involved in the mediation, arbitration and litigation of construction disputes on large-scale commercial, industrial and infrastructure projects. Key contact Randall Block KC is highly specialized in energy and oil and gas litigation. In addition to oil and gas disputes, Loni da Costa brings expertise to securities defence and regulatory investigations.