Peter J. Royal

| Queen’s Counsel, Senior Partner

Peter Royal was called to the Bar on July 10, 1975. He holds both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta and a Master of Laws degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London.

In 1986, Mr. Royal was appointed Queen’s Counsel. That same year he was elected as a Bencher for the Law Society of Alberta where he sat from 1986 to 1995. He was President of the Law Society from 1994 to 1995. Mr. Royal also sat as a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Alberta from 1986 to 1990, and was the Alberta Director on the Board of the Federation of Law Societies from August 1998 to November 2003.

Mr. Royal has taught continuously as a sessional instructor at the University of Alberta in the Faculty of Law since 1980 – initially teaching Criminal Trial Procedure and Advocacy, and since 1981, the Law of Evidence. He was the first recipient of the Law Faculty’s Sessional Teaching Excellence Award in 2005.

Serving as President of the Criminal Trial Lawyers’ Association from 1982 to 1983, Mr. Royal was awarded the Harradence Prize by the Association in 2002.

Exclusively a criminal defence practitioner at both the trial and appellate level, Mr. Royal has  appeared at all levels of court in Alberta and the Supreme Court of Canada.

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