Nick Willis

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Notice requirements in construction contracts

Introduction It is common for construction contracts to impose notice requirements on parties seeking to make claims in relation to the contract. Such clauses often impose multiple timelines on claimants, and state that noncompliance will invalidate the claim. Canadian courts...

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When Courts will permit deviation from notice requirements

My last article explained that courts will generally enforce contractual notice requirements contained in construction contracts. This article will explore the circumstances in which courts have permitted claims to advance despite a lack of strict compliance with notice requirements. Constructive...

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Case Comment – Golden Triangle Construction Management Inc v Nuwest Interior Systems Inc, 2019 ABQB 292

Introduction In Golden Triangle Construction Management Inc v Nuwest Interior Systems Inc, 2019 ABQB 292, Master Prowse considered whether paying security into court prevents a party from challenging the validity of an otherwise defective lien. Facts Golden Triangle Construction Management...

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Questioning Service Providers to Corporations: Recent Decision on the Operation of Rule 5.18

In Alberta, litigants are limited in their ability to question those who are not parties to the litigation. However, Rule 5.18 of the Alberta Rules of Court creates an exception that allows parties to question those who provide services to...

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Georgetown Townhouse GP Ltd v Crystal Waters Plumbing Company Inc, 2018 ABQB 617

In Georgetown Townhouse GP Ltd v Crystal Waters Plumbing Company Inc, 2018 ABQB 617, Master Prowse addressed the question of whether a registered owner, that knows work is being done on its land but does not expressly request or agree...

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International Comparative Legal Guide to: Construction & Engineering Law 2018

William Kenny and Leanna Olson, with contributions from Fergus Schappert, Andréanne Sansoucy, Nick Willis and Haley Edmonds, authored the Canada chapter in the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Construction & Engineering Law 2018. This publication covers common issues in construction and engineering...

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