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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Miller Thomson continues strategic growth

Miller Thomson recognizes that the complexities of today’s business landscape increasingly call for legal solutions that span multiple disciplines and jurisdictions. With a continued focus on building our national platform, we are pleased to welcome the following lawyers who have...

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Miller Thomson earns top rankings in Chambers Canada 2018

Miller Thomson earned a top Band 1 ranking for two practice areas in the 2018 Chambers Canada Guide. Our Charities and Not-For-Profit group is regarded for “its novel and innovative approach to complex matters arising within the charitable and non-profit market,”...

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Miller Thomson recognized as “Law Firm of the Year” for expertise in Construction Law by Best Lawyers

Miller Thomson has been named the 2018 “Law Firm of the Year” for expertise in Construction Law. These awards recognize a single top firm for its work in a specific legal practice area (nationwide). Awards are determined based on a...

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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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Miller Thomson extends reach within construction sector

Miller Thomson LLP has recruited five leading Québec construction lawyers to its Montreal group. Partners Guy Gilain LL.L. and Jasmin Lefebvre LL.M., as well as associates Yannick Forget, Philip Thibodeau and Gerry Argento have joined the firm from De Grandpré...

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Lampros Stougiannos and Alexia Magneron speak at CanBIM Regional Session – Montreal 2018

Lampros Stougiannos and Alexia Magneron give a seminar titled ”BIM, Blockchain and Smart Contracts” at CanBIM Regional Session – Montreal. This presentation provides an overview of certain legal aspects surrounding BIM, Blockchain and Smart Contracts, and discusses the potential applications...

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Guy Gilain et Andréanne Sansoucy au 21e congrès annuel de la CEGQ

Guy Gilain et Andréanne Sansoucy aborderont le sujet de la fin des travaux dans l’industrie de la construction lors du 21e congrès annuel de la CEGQ qui se tient du 21 au 23 février 2018 à l’Hôtel Hilton Québec. Comment définir...

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Jasmin Lefebvre et Yannick Forget au 21e congrès annuel de la CEGQ

Jasmin Lefebvre et Yannick Forget aborderont le sujet des appels d’offres dans l’industrie de la construction lors du 21e congrès annuel de la CEGQ qui se tient du 21 au 23 février 2018 à l’Hôtel Hilton Québec. Appels d’offres : enjeux...

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Guy Gilain est conférencier à la 17e Journée d’étude sur les réclamations sur contrats

Guy Gilain offre une conférence intitulée « Revue de la jurisprudence » lors de la 17e Journée d’étude sur les réclamations sur contrats organisée par le Service de formation continue de la Faculté des sciences et de génie de l’Université...

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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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Miller Thomson speaks at CEGQ conference

Anik Pierre-Louis and Louis-Michel Tremblay present “Appels d’offres dirigés : Un aperçu des leçons tirées de la jurisprudence” on February 24. Guy Gilain presents “Le calcul des pertes de productivité à la lumière de la jurisprudence récente” on February 25....

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Andréanne Sansoucy presents training session for Contractors Association

Andréanne Sansoucy presents a training session for the members of AQEI in Quebec City on February 18, 2016 and in Montreal on February 25, 2016. This training entitled Se prévaloir efficacement des cautionnements de contrats de construction au regard de...

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New Rules Affecting Construction Law in Ontario

New Rules Affecting Construction Law in Ontario What You Need to Know and the Impact of the Law on Your Business Miller Thomson’s Construction and Infrastructure Group invites you to a complimentary seminar to walk you through Ontario’s recent and...

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Edmonton Construction Seminar: Limiting Risk Through Contract

William Kenny, Scott Hammel and Mark Alexander host a breakfast seminar on Limiting Risk Through Contract on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Time: 7:15 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: Limiting Risk Through Contract

William Kenny, Scott Hammel and Leanna Olson host a breakfast seminar on Limiting Risk Through Contract on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Time: 7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation...

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Miller Thomson 2018 Saskatoon Construction Law Conference

Please join us on Friday, April 13, 2018, for a half day conference intended for all construction and real estate sector stakeholders and keep apprised of the most recent developments in your industry. Our speakers will discuss related industry topics...

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Miller Thomson 2018 Regina Construction Law Conference

Please join us on Thursday, April 12, 2018, for a daylong conference intended for all construction and real estate sector stakeholders and keep apprised of the most recent developments in your industry. Our speakers will discuss related industry topics which...

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Miller Thomson 2018 Montréal Construction Law Conference

Featuring: claims, blockchain, quantification of damages, insurance, AMF, tax, cannabis and more! Join us on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 for a daylong conference intended for all construction and real estate sector stakeholders and keep appraised of the most recent developments...

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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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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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L’effet relatif des contrats : restriction importante aux recours d’un sous-sous-traitant cherchant à obtenir paiement

Journal Constructo – 25 mai 2018 Le 7 mai dernier, dans l’affaire Hydro-Québec c. Isolation Morissette Ltée, la Cour d’appel du Québec a eu l’occasion de rappeler le principe cardinal de l’effet relatif des contrats faisant en sorte que, sauf exception,...

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Un différend d’interprétation des documents d’appel d’offres justifie-t-il le refus de contracter ?

Journal Constructo – 6 juin 2018 Une interprétation différente concernant de l’étendue des travaux prévus dans les documents d’appel d’offres est chose courante. Lorsqu’un tel différend survient, un entrepreneur général est-il justifié de refuser d’octroyer le contrat au plus bas soumissionnaire...

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La loi instituant l’Autorité des marchés publics : Quoi de neuf ?

Recueil de textes de la conférence Miller Thomson 2018 en droit de la construction  Le 1er décembre 2017, les députés de l’Assemblée nationale du Québec ont adopté à l’unanimité la Loi favorisant la surveillance des contrats des organismes publics et...

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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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FIDIC Yellow Book Update – What’s New?

The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (“FIDIC”) is an international standards organization for consulting, engineering and construction, which publishes standard form contracts between employers (owners) and contractors that are often considered to be the preferred contracts for use on international...

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Recreational Cannabis in the Workplace – Lessons from Workplace Impairment Cases

Under current legislation, the production, possession and trafficking of marijuana is prohibited under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, S.C. 1996, c. 19, subject to certain exemptions such as medical marijuana. Federal Bill C-45 (also known as the Cannabis Act)...

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Summary Judgment – Confusion in Alberta

Summary judgment has been a hot topic since the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Hryniak v Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7 [Hryniak].  Following Hryniak, the high standard of proof previously required for summary judgment was relaxed, and the importance of...

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Employee of Independent Contractor? Recent Trends in the Classification of Workers

Canadian Consulting Engineer

Canadian workplaces have gone through significant changes in the last two decades. The rapid development of technology has caused the traditional bricks-and-mortar workplace, which was most common in the past, to morph into various non-traditional spaces. Likewise, workplace relationships today...

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The Importance of the Standard of Review in Judicial Appeals of Arbitration Awards

In 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada issued two separate decisions regarding appeals of arbitration awards: Attorney General of Quebec v. Ronald Guérin, [2017]  2 SCR 3 (“Guérin”) and Teal Cedar v. British Columbia, [2017] 1 SCR 688 (“Teal Cedar”)....

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Settlement Releases and Unforeseen Claims

In May 2017, the Court of Appeal for Ontario ruled on the rarely heard matter of the scope of a release of claims.[1] Specifically, it touched on how settlement releases should be interpreted when considering claims that were unknown at...

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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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