Richard N. Billington, Q.C.


Contact Info:

Direct: (403) 930-4101

Fax: (403) 930-4110

RBillington@BillingtonBarristers.com

Richard N. Billington, Q.C. is the founder of Billington Barristers and has practiced law as trial and regulatory counsel for over 30 years. In addition to his experience before all levels of Court in Alberta, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, he has also appeared before the Courts of other provinces and territories. Mr. Billington is also an experienced mediator and arbitrator.

The foundation of Mr. Billington’s practice is his experience before the Court in all manners of civil dispute. More particularly, Mr. Billington has extensive experience in corporate/commercial litigation and corporate insolvency and restructuring. He serves clients from a wide range of industries including oil and gas companies, oil field service providers, investors, corporate boards, inventors, authors, accounting firms, trustees in bankruptcy, receivers, governments, and financial institutions.

Mr. Billington is regularly called on to address industry and professional groups on anti-money laundering and remedies to fight fraud. Mr. Billington is sought out by clients and other law firms for his experience in obtaining and defending against extraordinary remedies including injunctions and emergency orders. His work is often precedent setting, and over 55 of his cases have been reported in the law reports.

Richard Billington, QC is a committed supporter of oral advocacy training, including at the Faculties of Law and Management at the University of Calgary. He is active in his community including in charitable and educational organizations. The Province of Alberta appointed Richard N. Billington as Queen's Counsel in 2005.


Areas of Practice

  • Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Injunctions and Emergency Orders
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution – Arbitration and Mediation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Regulatory Representation
  • Municipal Law

Publications and Presentations to Professional and Industry Seminars

  • "Nothing but the Hole Truth" - Presented to the Canadian Bar Association at the Alberta Law Conference, Calgary, January 2010.
  • "Understanding the Interplay of Real Property Law with Insolvency Regimes" - Presented to the Canadian Institute, Advanced Insolvency Law & Practice Conference, Vancouver, September 2009.
  • "The Canadian Advantage: Better Courts, Better Business - Advanced Remedies to Fight Fraud" - Presented to the Association of Certified Forensic Investigators.
  • "Extraordinary Remedies to Combat Fraud in Bankruptcy and Insolvency Situations" - Presented to The Canadian Institute.
  • "Legal Tools to Enforce Cascading Rights Under the Plant Breeders Rights Act" - Presented to the Canadian Plant Technology Association.
  • "Protecting Business Information: Judicial Remedies to Combat Fraud and Misappropriation of Intellectual Property" - Presented to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce.
  • "Judicial Remedies in Aid of Gaining Access to and Receiving Equitable Treatment at Gas Processing Facilities" - Presented to Insight Seminars.