Alexander (Alex) Yiu

Alex joined Ackroyd LLP as an associate in 2017. Prior to joining Ackroyd, he acquired extensive litigation experience working at a boutique law firm and a regional full-service law firm in Edmonton. Alex also served as Legal Counsel to the Court of Appeal of Alberta from 2014-2016, where he was assigned to The Honourable Thomas W. Wakeling and The Honourable Myra B. Bielby.

Alex carries on a general litigation practice with a particular focus on aboriginal law, administrative law, civil litigation, commercial litigation, and insurance litigation. Alex is an experienced litigator who strives to achieve the most timely, efficient and cost-effective resolution for his clients. He has appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta as well as various quasi-judicial administrative tribunals including the Metis Settlements Appeal Tribunal, the Land and Property Rights Tribunal (formerly the Municipal Government Board), the Canadian Investment Regulatory Organization (CIRO), and the Alberta Utilities Commission.  Alex has also appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada (leave to appeal). Alex also participates in all forms of alternative dispute resolution processes, including mediation and Judicial Dispute Resolution (JDR).  He is pleased to offer services to clients in French as well as Chinese (Cantonese dialect).

As a proponent of continuing legal education, Alex completed the LESA Intensive Trial Advocacy Course at the University of Calgary in 2011 as well as the LESA French language seminar La terminologie juridique en français in 2012.  Since 2022, Alex has enjoyed serving as a Faculty Team Leader for LESA’s annual Intensive Advocacy course held at SAIT in Calgary.

In addition to sitting on various boards, Alex is a sessional instructor in the areas of civil procedure and professionalism & ethics at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law. In his spare time, he can be found teaching yoga and loves to cook and travel.


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Education & Background

  • Called to the Alberta Bar, 2007
  • Called to the Yukon Bar, 2013
  • LLM, McGill University, 2010
  • LLB, University of Alberta, 2006
  • BA, University of Alberta, 2003

Professional Associations & Other Activities

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Law Society of Yukon
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association (Alberta)
  • CBA – Alberta-North Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Law Executive – Member-at-Large – August 2023 to Present
  • University of Alberta Alumni Councillor, Alumni Council (Faculty of Law representative) – appointed to serve 3-year term from 2019 to 2022
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association National Access to Justice Committee, 2016-2017
  • Member, Alberta Expropriation Association
  • Volunteer Lawyer, Edmonton Community Legal Centre
  • Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200), Yoga Alliance
  • Legal Education Society of Alberta, Learning Group Facilitator, CPLED, 2014-2015
  • Sessional Instructor, MacEwan University, Business Law course, 2016-2017
  • Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta
  • Programs Committee Chair, Alumni and Friends of the Faculty of Law Association, University of Alberta
  • Volunteer Lawyer, Civil Claims Duty Counsel, Pro Bono Law Alberta


  • Chief Justice R.A. Greenshields Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Studies in Law, McGill University, 2009
  • Principal’s Graduate Fellowship, McGill University, 2009
  • Provost Graduate Fellowship, McGill University, 2008
  • Sheldon Chumir Foundation Memorial Essay Prize in Human Rights or Ethics in Government, University of Alberta, 2005
  • Laurence Decore Student Award for Leadership, University of Alberta, 2005
  • Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP First Year Law Bursary, University of Alberta, 2004