Construction Litigation

As the Construction industry continues to evolve and projects become more complex and multifaceted, disputes are inevitable.  Miller Thomson’s Construction Litigation Team consists of experienced, practical and solutions-oriented professionals that you can work alongside to create and formulate strategies to avoid the escalation of disputes or manage the impact.  Our lawyers right across the country have a “boots on the ground” approach to problem solving that places us inside the trenches with our clients to solve problems in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

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Miller Thomson’s construction law team is growing

We are pleased to welcome Lampros Stougiannos and Karine Carrier who are joining our Construction and Infrastructure Group at our Montréal office, as partner and associate respectively. Lampros has significant expertise in the negotiation and drafting of construction and infrastructure...

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Election of Louis-Michel Tremblay as CCCL President

Miller Thomson Pouliot is pleased to announce that its managing partner of the Montreal office, Mr. Louis-Michel Tremblay, was elected President of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers. The Canadian College of Construction Lawyers is a national association of lawyers...

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Leanna Olson, Fergus Schappert and Evan Valeriote present construction disputes seminar

Leanna Olson, Fergus Schappert and Evan Valeriote present “If the Shoe Was on the Other Foot, What Would You Do?” for the Calgary Construction Association. The seminar runs through a scenario of resolving a problem from the perspective of an owner, contractor,...

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Tim McGurrin speaks at Construction Lien Act Reform Review Round Table Discussion

Tim McGurrin speaks at GVCA Construction Lien Act Reform Review Round Table Discussion.

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Steven Pettipiere presents on Use of Discovery Transcripts at Trial at the OBAs Your First Civil Trial.

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Patrick Greco speaks on “Exploiting Your Lien Rights to Maximize Your Chances of Getting Paid” at the 20th Annual Construction Superconference in Toronto on November 15, 2010

Information about the Construction Superconference

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Construction Law Seminar 2017

Miller Thomson’s Construction Law Group is pleased to invite you to the next edition of its major annual event in Montréal. This half-day seminar is designed to provide all construction stakeholders with an inside look at the latest developments in...

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Calgary Construction Prompt Payment Seminar

William Kenny and Leanna Olson host a breakfast seminar on Prompt Payments. 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation

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Calgary Construction Seminar- Contracts & Claims

William Kenny,  Scott Hammel and Philip Carson host a breakfast seminar on Contracts & Claims on Wednesday March 22nd 2017. Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Time: 7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation Location: Ranchmen’s Club 710 13 Ave SW Calgary...

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Edmonton Construction Seminar- Contracts & Claims

William Kenny,  Scott Hammel and Darin Hannaford host a breakfast seminar on Contracts & Claims on Tuesday March 21st 2017. Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Time: 7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation Location: Delta Edmonton South 4404 Gateway...

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Edmonton Construction Prompt Payment Seminar

William Kenny and Leanna Olson host a breakfast seminar on Prompt Payments. 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation

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Construction Contract Security Seminar

William Kenny, QC,  Leanna Olson and Emma Johnston host a breakfast seminar on Contract Security on May 31, 2016. Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Time: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation Location: Delta...

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2012 Construction Update: Builders Liens

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Construction Seminar: Builders Liens

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2011 Construction Updates

Miller Thomson’s Alberta Construction Group hosts a breakfast seminar outlining “2011 Construction Updates.”

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2011 Construction Update

Miller Thomson’s Edmonton Construction Group hosts a breakfast seminar covering a “2011 Construction Update.”

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Engineers are easy targets for frivolous lawsuits

Canadian Consulting Engineer, 33

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Builder’s Risk

Canadian Underwriter

In light of a recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling on a builder’s risk policy, insurers can anticipate that court decisions involving disputes over standard form insurance contracts are more likely to be appealed.

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The Ins and Outs of The “Impaired Property” Exclusion in Commercial General Liability Policies

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Industry Perspectives: Change That Impacts the Breach of Trust Claim

The Daily Commercial News

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Caution: Limitation Clauses May Not Apply

Canadian Consulting Engineer, March/April 2015, p. 34-37

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The Dos and Don’ts of Construction Disputes

The Constructor, 152-153

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Disaster Strikes – Frustration of Contract and Force Majeure

What happens when disaster strikes a construction project? Have circumstances changed so significantly that the original contract becomes impossible to perform? Can the builder rely on force majeure to keep the contract alive?  Those questions have recently been addressed by...

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Homeowners win judgment and substantial indemnity cost award against negligent contractors

Counsel to the plaintiff homeowners

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