Jim Bancroft has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation, arbitration and mediation. Although he has considerable court room experience he strives to find cost effective and practical solutions for his client’s business problems. In addition to his litigation experience Jim is highly skilled in negotiation and mediation techniques and strategies.
Jim has held leadership roles and executive positions in a variety of areas including acting as the Chair of the Litigation and Regulatory Department, Managing Partner and member of the Executive Committee of another National law firm.
Jim has also been very active in the legal community and has served in a number of important positions with the Canadian Bar Association including President of the Alberta Branch and member of the CBA’s National Executive Committee. He is very active in legal education and has served as a Board Member and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Legal Education Society of Alberta, and a member of the boards of the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society and the ADR Institute of Alberta, where he also served as Chair of the Board of Directors.
In addition, Jim has chaired and participated in a variety of legal and industry panels on issues pertaining to product liability, environmental contamination, mediation and negotiation.
Jim was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1998.