Richard Jones 

Richard Jones

Calgary
TD Canada Trust Tower, Suite 1700
421 7th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T2P 4K9

t: 403.531.8739
e: richard.jones@mcmillan.ca

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Richard Jones is a partner in the Litigation, Environmental and Regulatory practice groups of McMillan's Calgary office. His practice focuses on corporate and commercial litigation and environmental law with an emphasis on oil and gas, irrigation and water rights.

Richard's environmental practice includes dealing with water conveyance, water allocation, water license amendment and transfer, storm and waste water discharge, contaminated site remediation, and EPEA offences. He has particular expertise in irrigation and water law and is one of only a few lawyers in Alberta practicing in this area. He regularly advises clients on a variety of regulatory compliance matters. In his litigation practice, Richard advises clients on energy related matters. Recently, he assisted a client in resolving an ERCB order shutting down oil and gas operations for ground water protection. Richard also provides advice and strategy to clients in relation to business disputes including commercial transactions, contract and property rights, non-competition covenants, commercial losses, self-insured claims, director and officer's liability, shareholder rights, and prejudgment seizure of assets and production of evidence. He has appeared successfully before all levels of court and a variety of administrative boards and tribunals. Richard is also a trained and experienced mediator.

Richard has practiced law for 21 years. Prior to joining McMillan, he spent over ten years at a boutique litigation practice, where he was a founding partner. He is a frequent writer and speaker on a variety of legal topics. He recently spoke to the Bow River Basin Council on "Water License Amendments under the Alberta Water Act." Richard is an active volunteer in his community.

Richard is also a member of McMillan Vantage LP 

Presentations

Canadian Issues in Cross Border M&A Transactions within the Agricultural Industry
Environmental Law & Regulation for Oil & Gas
Session Chair – 2014 Water Conference
Understanding the Intersection of Water and Land Use Regulations with the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan
Environmental and Regulatory Issues Surrounding Pipeline Developments in Western Canada
Regulatory Investigations: Best Practices
Water Licence Amendments under the Alberta Water Act
Environmental Issues in Land Development
The Legal Effect of the Alberta Land Stewardship Act and Amendments to the Mines and Minerals Act on Landowners
Consequences of the Alberta Land Stewardship Act on Irrigation Districts
The Principle of First In Time, First in Right in Water Allocation

Publications

New Rules for Alberta's Local Elections
Bill 31 - Environmental Protection Statutes Amendment Act Passed and In Force - Cutting Red Tape and Returning Discretion to Alberta Environment and Parks
The Impact of COVID-19 on Agribusiness – Business and Legal Considerations
Defendants Beware: Courts May Be Hesitant to Dismiss Action for Delay even when Plaintiff Is the Major Contributor
Supreme Court of Canada Denies Leave to Appeal in "Virginia Hills" Linear Property Tax Case: Northern Sunrise County, et al. v. Bank of Nova Scotia, et al., 2019 SCC 38587
Partial Settlement Agreements in Alberta
The South Saskatchewan Regional Plan From An Irrigation Perspective

News

Richard Jones joins McMillan's Calgary office

Education

  • University of Calgary, LLB - 1991

Year Of Call

  • Barreau de l'Alberta - 1992

Practices

réglementation environnementale
droit de la fraude
litige
droit administratif
litiges en droit des affaires
Corée du Sud
médiation
gouvernements et politiques publiques
droit municipal et droit de l'aménagement du territoire
plaidoirie en appel

Industries

secteur des aliments et boissons et agroentreprise
traitement des eaux
traitement des déchets
pétrole et gaz
énergie
exploitation minière

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Elected Director, Agriculture & Food Council of Alberta
  • Alberta Irrigation Projects Association
  • International Water Association
  • Alberta Expropriation Association
  • The Law Society of Alberta
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Agricultural Law Association

Teaching Engagements

  • Guest instructor, Water and Irrigation Districts, University of Calgary, Faculty of Law (2010, 2016-2018)
  • Instructor, Civil Litigation, Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education (2001 – 2010)
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Richard Jones is a partner in the Litigation, Environmental and Regulatory practice groups of McMillan's Calgary office. His practice focuses on corporate and commercial litigation and environmental law with an emphasis on oil and gas, irrigation and water rights.

Richard's environmental practice includes dealing with water conveyance, water allocation, water license amendment and transfer, storm and waste water discharge, contaminated site remediation, and EPEA offences. He has particular expertise in irrigation and water law and is one of only a few lawyers in Alberta practicing in this area. He regularly advises clients on a variety of regulatory compliance matters. In his litigation practice, Richard advises clients on energy related matters. Recently, he assisted a client in resolving an ERCB order shutting down oil and gas operations for ground water protection. Richard also provides advice and strategy to clients in relation to business disputes including commercial transactions, contract and property rights, non-competition covenants, commercial losses, self-insured claims, director and officer's liability, shareholder rights, and prejudgment seizure of assets and production of evidence. He has appeared successfully before all levels of court and a variety of administrative boards and tribunals. Richard is also a trained and experienced mediator.

Richard has practiced law for 21 years. Prior to joining McMillan, he spent over ten years at a boutique litigation practice, where he was a founding partner. He is a frequent writer and speaker on a variety of legal topics. He recently spoke to the Bow River Basin Council on "Water License Amendments under the Alberta Water Act." Richard is an active volunteer in his community.

Richard is also a member of McMillan Vantage LP 

Septembre 2020
New Rules for Alberta's Local Elections(seulement disponible en anglais)

Government/Municipal Bulletin

7 Avril 2020
The Impact of COVID-19 on Agribusiness – Business and Legal Considerations(seulement disponible en anglais)

Business Law Bulletin

Mars 2020
Defendants Beware: Courts May Be Hesitant to Dismiss Action for Delay even when Plaintiff Is the Major Contributor(seulement disponible en anglais)

Advocacy and Litigation Bulletin

11 Septembre 2015
Let's save our water for a sunny day
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Calgary Herald
Octobre 2014
Partial Settlement Agreements in Alberta
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association
Février 2014
The South Saskatchewan Regional Plan From An Irrigation Perspective(seulement disponible en anglais)
Environmental Bulletin
Octobre 2017
Canadian Issues in Cross Border M&A Transactions within the Agricultural Industry
(seulement disponible en anglais)
AALA Agricultural Law Symposium, Louisville, Kentucky
Novembre 2014
Environmental Law & Regulation for Oil & Gas
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Course Co-Leader & Co-Presenter, Federated Press
Novembre 2014
Session Chair – 2014 Water Conference
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Alberta Irrigation Projects Association
Juin 2014
Understanding the Intersection of Water and Land Use Regulations with the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Presenter, The Canadian Institute's Environmental Law and Regulation in Alberta Conference, Calgary, AB
Mai 2014
Environmental and Regulatory Issues Surrounding Pipeline Developments in Western Canada
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Co-presenter, Western Oil & Gas Transportation Summit, Calgary, AB
Mars 2014
Regulatory Investigations: Best Practices
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - 2014 Edmonton Fraud Prevention Conference, Edmonton, AB
Mars 2012
Water Licence Amendments under the Alberta Water Act
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Bow River Basin Council
Septembre 2011
Environmental Issues in Land Development
(seulement disponible en anglais)
The Legal Education Society of Alberta
Mars 2011
The Legal Effect of the Alberta Land Stewardship Act and Amendments to the Mines and Minerals Act on Landowners
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Action Surface Rights Association
Juin 2010
Consequences of the Alberta Land Stewardship Act on Irrigation Districts
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Alberta Irrigation Projects Association
Mars 2010
The Principle of First In Time, First in Right in Water Allocation
(seulement disponible en anglais)
Alberta Irrigation Projects Association
5 Octobre 2012
Richard Jones joins McMillan's Calgary office(seulement disponible en anglais)