Peter Banks

Peter D. Banks



Peter represents clients in a broad range of litigation matters in court and in arbitration. He practises commercial and construction litigation and acts on behalf of owners, contractors and subcontractors in disputes arising from large-scale construction and engineering projects. These cases include significant claims involving breach of contract, deficiency claims, delay claims, liquidated damages claims, and warranty and tendering issues.

Peter also acts in significant cases involving:

  • Commercial disputes;
  • Constitutional issues;
  • Shareholder disputes;
  • Injunctions; and
  • Publication bans.

Peter has appeared before the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Peter clerked for Mr Justice Major at the Supreme Court of Canada and has since appeared at the Supreme Court on three significant cases, including one of the leading cases in Canada on the law of tendering.

Peter is the current Vice-Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Civil Litigation (South Section) and the Vice-Chair of The Advocates' Society Construction Law Practice Group.

Peter provides legal services through a Law Corporation.

Professional Involvement

  • Secrétaire, Collège canadien des avocats en droit de la construction, 2018-2019
  • Member, The Advocates’ Society
  • Fellow, Collège canadien des avocats en droit de la construction, depuis 2014
  • Member, Society of Construction Law North America
  • Membre, Association du Barreau canadien, section Droit de la construction
  • Associé directeur régional et membre, Comité de gestion national de BLG, 2006-2017
  • Associé directeur régional et président, Comité de gestion régional (bureau de Montréal), 2006-2017

Community Involvement

  • Président et président du conseil d’administration, The Pillars Trust Fund Inc., depuis 2013
  • Membre du conseil d’administration, 21CCC, 2015-2018

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2022) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Construction Law).
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2021) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate and Commercial Litigation) and since 2022 (Construction Law)
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2021) of Benchmark Canada as a Future Star.
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2022) of Lexpert® Special Edition: Infrastructure
  • Recognized as a “Litigation Lawyer to Watch” by the Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada.
  • Recognized as one of Lexpert’s® Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40.

Admission au Barreau et formation

  • Saskatchewan, 2016
  • Alberta, 2003
  • Certificat, University of Oxford, 2004
  • Certificat Leadership in Law Firms, Université de l'Alberta, 2002
  • LL. B., Université de l'Alberta, 1997