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 with whom you can work to create and formulate strategies to avoid the escalation of disputes or manage their impact. Our lawyers right across the country have a “boots on the ground” approach that places us inside the trenches with our clients to solve problems in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

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Jasmin Lefebvre, Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers

Jasmin Lefebvre, partner and member of Miller Thomson’s Construction Law team, has been admitted as a Fellow of the prestigious Canadian College of Construction Lawyers (CCCL), an association which includes a select group of about 70 lawyers who are recognized...

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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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( Available in French only )

Guy Gilain et Jasmin Lefebvre offrent une série de trois conférences sur l’appel d’offres du point de vue du soumissionnaire et l’hypothèque légale de la construction

En partenariat avec la Corporation des entrepreneurs généraux du Québec (CEGQ), Miller Thomson offre une série de trois déjeuners-conférences sur l’appel d’offres du point de vue du soumissionnaire et l’hypothèque légale de la construction. Première partie : L’appel d’offres du point de...

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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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Calgary Construction Seminar- Integrated Project Delivery

William Kenny and Leanna Olson host a breakfast seminar on Integrated Project Delivery- What are the terms? This seminar will focus on Integrated Project Delivery Agreements: how they are different than traditional construction contracts; the goals and challenges of these...

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( Available in French only )

L’appel d’offres du point de vue du soumissionnaire et l’hypothèque légale de la construction

En partenariat avec la Corporation des entrepreneurs généraux du Québec (CEGQ), Miller Thomson offre une série de trois déjeuners-conférences sur l’appel d’offres du point de vue du soumissionnaire et l’hypothèque légale de la construction. Première partie : L’appel d’offres du point de...

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Saskatoon Construction Seminar- Contracts & Claims

William Kenny,  Scott Hammel and Chad Eggerman host a breakfast seminar on Contracts & Claims on Thursday, October 12 2017. Date: Thursday, October 12 2017 Time: 7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation Location: Saskatoon Club 417 21 Street E Saskatoon, SK To...

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Vancouver Construction Seminar- Contracts & Claims

William Kenny,  Scott Hammel and Heather Jones host a lunch seminar on Contracts & Claims on Thursday, June 1st 2017. Date: Thursday, June 1st 2017 Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Lunch and Registration 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Presentation Location: Miller Thomson’s New Vancouver Office Pacific Centre 400-725 Granville Street Vancouver,...

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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 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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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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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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Unintended Consequences

Taxes are inevitable. In business transactions, strategic decisions are made to reduce or eliminate the amount of taxes paid. Whether your business is making a purchase, refinancing or allocating funds, the terms of any agreement between parties to such a...

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Shareholder Oppression Requires More than Poor Record-Keeping

Spectrum

The Ontario Business Corporations Act contains provisions creating what is referred to as an “oppression remedy.” Generally speaking, this remedy allows shareholders, officers, and directors to seek redress for corporate conduct that is oppressive, unfairly prejudicial or unfairly disregards their...

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Engineers are easy targets for frivolous lawsuits

Canadian Consulting Engineer

Any fool with $250 and a typewriter can sue anybody. In my own practice I have seen a structural engineer sued over building envelope defects, a mechanical engineer sued over structural defects, and an architect sued over mechanical defects.

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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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On the Hook Despite Breach of Contract

Spectrum

Last quarter, my colleague Rohit Kumar wrote in this column about the landmark decision made by the Supreme Court of Canada in Bhasin v. Hrynew. In Bhasin, our highest court proclaimed that a principle of good faith underpins contractual performance...

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

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Be Honest, It’s Your Duty: Expanded Contractual Obligations for Businesses

Spectrum

Businesses should be aware of the Supreme Court of Canada’s ground-breaking decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71, where two steps were taken to fundamentally change contract law in Canada. First, the Supreme Court recognized that the principle of...

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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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Homeowners win judgment and substantial indemnity cost award against negligent contractors

Counsel to the plaintiff homeowners

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Conference 2017 Presentations

Miller Thomson’s Annual Construction Law Conference of April 27, 2017 is available online. Watch it on Miller Thomson’s YouTube channel. Please note that presentations are available in French only.

 

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