Are you facing
a high-stakes legal dispute?

Fair Legal works with clients that are facing legal consequences in Criminal, Civil and Family Law matters. We tailor our approach to the specific needs of each client with care, respect and creative problem-solving. Calgary lawyer Charles Fair founded Fair Legal because he is passionate about helping others and ensuring their rights are protected.

Meet Fair Legal

We understand that legal problems involve much more than what goes on in the courtroom. Fair Legal can help you consider the long-term impact that these problems have on your relationships with the people in your life, your reputation, your business, and your finances.

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When you think about your current legal situation, think about how it will impact your time, money and reputation. These are important things in your life that we want you to feel good about having the right resolution. You are not just a case; you are a human being. At Fair Legal, we will help you think through how this matter is going to help your whole life, not just help you legally.

Legal Services

At Fair Legal, we are your champions for justice when you are facing Civil Litigation, Family or Criminal legal problems. If you have decided that you need legal representation to solve a problem, it is important that you hire a lawyer who you can trust to work on your behalf and protect your rights and interests. You have many choices of lawyers. We believe that Charles Fair and the team at Fair Legal is the best choice to solve your legal problem.

Family Law

Do you need to protect your children, property or the life you know?

We work with our clients to find solutions to some of the legal and non-legal issues that often make effective resolution more difficult. We are committed to helping you face your family-related legal matters head on with honest, straightforward advice and experienced legal representation.

Civil Litigation

Are you being sued or do you need to sue someone?

Litigation cases are about disputes that have usually arise because of broken contracts, negligence, or other failures to respect personal rights and obligations. Fair Legal is prepared to enforce or defend your rights and provide representation to individuals or businesses whether it is to right a wrong, honour an agreement or obtain compensation for a personal injury.

Criminal Defence

Were you arrested? Accused of a crime?

When you are charged with an offence, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Whether you are the target of an investigation, have been criminally charged with an offence, or are concerned you may be charged, you need to be confident that you are being both proactive and aggressive in your efforts to protect your legal rights.

We are your champions for justice when life gets messy.

Who We Are

Charles Fair

“I became a lawyer because I am passionate about helping others and ensuring their rights are protected.”

Melanie Seneviratne
Business Manager

“I moved into the legal field because I wanted to share my experience of helping others and making a difference.”

Read Our Blog

Why Is January Known As Divorce Month?

Why is January Known As Divorce Month?

By Charles Fair | January 11, 2022

January’s unofficial nickname Divorce Month circulates through the offices of divorce and family lawyers and has become an almost accepted fact. And, lawyers gear up for this busy time of year. So, is the name ‘Divorce Month’ for January correct? Like all myths: it’s not completely accurate, but not completely wrong.

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9 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Criminal Defence Lawyer In Alberta

9 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Criminal Defence Lawyer in Alberta

By Charles Fair | January 4, 2022

Critical questions you should ask before hiring a criminal defence attorney in Alberta to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.

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What happens if you are wrongly convicted of a crime

Miscarriage of Justice: Canada’s Wrongly Convicted

By Charles Fair | December 28, 2021

The path towards exoneration: Frequently asked questions on how to successfully appeal if you have been wrongly convicted of a crime in Canada.

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Client Testimonials

The Fair Legal team works hard to gain our clients’ trust and to provide them with the best possible outcome for their situation.


Charles Fair made it possible for us to recoup lost income from a deadbeat client. Easy to talk to, great at getting to the root of the problem, and very fast. I'd highly recommend him and his team!


Charles and his team are just the best. They are always calm and polite they helped me out when I needed it and I just can’t recommend them enough.


Great professional service. I highly recommend Fair Legal's services to anyone. Very knowledgeable and friendly people.

Frequently Asked Questions

A retainer is money you pay to a lawyer to secure their services. This money is a deposit on future legal fees and expenses the law firm will incur on your behalf. It is like always having gas in your car. At Fair Legal we will hold the retainer-like collateral. You will be invoiced monthly and you will be required to pay the invoice and leave the retainer in place until the matter is closed when you would be refunded what is remaining after your final invoice

In Canada, you have the right to remain silent, meaning you do not have to answer any questions the police ask you. You also have the right to counsel, meaning you have the right to talk to a lawyer without delay when you're being detained or arrested. You should always speak to a lawyer before you speak to the police. However, contrary to what you may see on TV in the US, in Canada you do not have the right to have a lawyer present with you during questioning.

The simplest way to collect money that is owed to you is simply to ask the debtor to pay. Our legal system expects that generally people will pay the debts they owe and sometimes need to be reminded of their obligations. A lawyer’s name behind the letter will often to work. If collection efforts are unsuccessful a lawsuit is usually the next steps in the litigation process.

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