Litigation lawyer Chadwick Newcombe is a fourth generation Calgarian. He holds degrees as a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Calgary, and was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 2001 after completing articles with a national firm wanting to specialize as a litigation lawyer.
Mr. Newcombe is a litigation lawyer with a general civil advocacy practice with particular experience in commercial and employment litigation and alternative dispute resolution processes, ranging from wrongful dismissal cases to cases involving the purchase and sale of real property to shareholder disputes to breach of contract matters. As a litigation lawyer, he has successfully represented clients in proceedings at all levels of Alberta courts, as well as in the Federal Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also assisted counsel in jurisdictions beyond Alberta in environmental and other proceedings, and been qualified by the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta as an expert witness in respect of the standard of care owed by lawyers practicing in Alberta.
Mr. Newcombe has served as an instructor/facilitator and skill evaluator for the Legal Education Society of Alberta’s CPLED course (which must be completed by all individuals seeking to practice law in Alberta). He is the longest-serving coach of one of the University of Calgary Faculty of Law’s competitive moot teams (a mock court proceeding) and regularly assesses law students at the University of Calgary in intra-Faculty moots. He also serves as a member of the University of Calgary Student’s Union Review Board, and volunteers with Student Legal Assistance and other local organizations. Within Kahane Law, Mr. Newcombe also acts as a mentor for all their students-at-law with respect to litigation matters and how to best represent clients as a litigation lawyer.