Ian Bailey


Phone: (780) 412-2701
Fax: (780) 423-8946

Preferred Areas of Practice

Aboriginal Law

Builder’s Liens

Business Services

Civil Litigation


Federal Litigation

Education & Background

LLB, University of Lancaster (UK), 2007

Called to the Alberta Bar 2016


Ian Bailey received his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Lancaster, England in 2007. He moved to Canada in 2008 and received his Certificate of Qualification in 2013 from the National Committee of Accreditation which enabled him to article in Canada. He has been with Ackroyd LLP since 2011 and articled with the firm in 2015. He was called to the Alberta Bar in 2016.

Ian’s practice focuses on aboriginal law, corporate, commercial, builder’s liens, and civil litigation, both in the Alberta courts and federally.

Ian works primarily for First Nations and Métis communities with respect to matters involving economic development, corporate governance and aboriginal and treaty rights. He has assisted in re-organizations and structuring of corporations and limited partnerships for several Aboriginal businesses, and has provided advice on negotiations with respect to joint ventures and commercial transactions.

Ian has also provided advice on First Nation governance matters with respect to housing policies, bylaws, as well as business and community trusts.

His practice also extends to federal litigation where Ian has assisted counsel at Ackroyd LLP on behalf of First Nations before the Federal Court concerning membership codes and other governance issues.

Ian also helps contractors and suppliers navigate through the complexities of the entire Builders’ Lien procedure in Alberta, from ensuring the entitlement and registration of a lien occurs, to preserving and enforcing lien rights in a timely fashion. Ian approaches all matters in a practical, efficient and cost-effective manner and is committed to working with contractors and suppliers to ensure their lien rights are protected.

Professional Associations and Other Activities

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association (Alberta)
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Volunteer, Civil Claims Duty Counsel, Pro Bono Law Alberta

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