Charles D. Spence, Q.C.


Tel: 403.298.0300

Professional Background

Charles joined the Miles Davison McCarthy firm in 1982 and became a partner in 1984.

His areas of primary practice are in oil and gas, banking and securities, including equity and debt financing, oil and gas divestitures and acquisitions, oil and gas contracts, interpretation and resolution of contract disputes, and enforcement of security.


  • 1974 University of Toronto, B.Sc.
  • 1977 University of Windsor, LL.B.
  • 1978 Admitted to the Alberta Bar
  • 2002 Appointed Queen’s Counsel in the Province of Alberta

Professional and Community Experience

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Past Director, Southwest Athletic Association
  • Past Director, Calgary Contemporary Arts Society
  • Past Director, Elbow Park Residents’ Association
  • Past Director, Petroleum Communication Foundation
  • Lectured at Mount Royal College and the University of Calgary on oil and gas law.
  • Presented papers on the enforcement of security, claims against oil and gas interests, and oil and gas acquisitions