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 earns top rankings in Chambers Canada 2019

Miller Thomson earned a top “Band 1” ranking for two practice areas in the 2019 Chambers Canada Guide. Our Charities and Not-For-Profit group is regarded as being “leaders in the charitable sector,” and praised for their ability  to “help find solutions in complex situations.” Our Agribusiness group...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019

In the just released 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 144 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country have been recognized for their expertise in 47 areas of law. This includes 6 lawyers who were awarded “Lawyer of the Year” in...

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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 est panéliste à la Journée stratégique sur la construction avec un donneur d’ouvrage public et parapublic

Lampros Stougiannos est panéliste à la séance intitulée « Les relations contractuelles dans l’industrie de la construction en 2025 » lors de la Journée stratégique sur la construction avec un donneur d’ouvrage public et parapublic organisée par Forum Ouvert. L’industrie...

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Yannick Forget offre une formation à l’Association des maîtres couvreurs du Québec

La conférence portera sur le cautionnement pour le paiement des matériaux et de la main-d’œuvre, l’hypothèque légale et le processus judiciaire. Les difficultés à se faire payer représentent une problématique réelle pour la majorité des entrepreneurs spécialisés. Que ce soit...

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Mary Delli Quadri est conférencière au Colloque juridique de la CMMTQ

Mary Delli Quadri présentera la conférence « Survol de l’assurance : le rôle et l’importance de l’assurance dans le domaine de la construction » lors de la deuxième édition du Colloque juridique de la Corporation des maîtres mécaniciens en tuyauterie du Québec...

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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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Calgary Property Development Seminar Series

Get current with our Property Development Seminar Series! Do you know how to mitigate your risk in your property development projects? Join us for the second of three sessions in our series where we will cover all stages of a development project,...

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Impact Assessment: Changes & Implications for Major Projects – Montréal

Miller Thomson is pleased to invite you to join us for a complimentary seminar, followed by a reception on September 26, 2018. Presented by lawyers from our Environmental Law group, our speakers will focus on Canada’s proposed impact assessment (Bill C-69)...

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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 complimentary 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....

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Calgary Construction Seminar: Limiting Risk Through Contract

William Kenny, Scott Hammel and Leanna Olson host a complimentary 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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Prompt Payment Legislation For Construction Projects in Saskatchewan Introduced

Bill No. 152 An Act to amend The Builders’ Lien Act (the Bill) was brought forward by the Saskatchewan government on November 20, 2018. The Bill is expected to get a 2nd reading soon and should be finalized in the...

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Journal of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers 2018

Jasmin Lefebvre, joint author of a landmark article on the quantification of loss profit in the construction industry Jasmin Lefebvre, a construction law partner at Miller Thomson, has published jointly with Guy St-Georges from Richter Consulting Group a landmark article...

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Bill C-69 – Out with the Old, In with the… New?

The Canadian Liberal government has introduced Bill C-69, which, among other things, will repeal the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (the “CEAA”) and enact the Impact Assessment Act (the “IAA”).  After being introduced in February 2018, Bill C-69 was passed...

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The Ins and Outs of Statutory Appeals of Arbitration Decisions

Many, if not most, construction contracts contain dispute resolution clauses referring any and all disputes to arbitration.  Parties who use standardized Canadian Construction Documents Committee (“CCDC”) contracts for their projects are undoubtedly familiar, to some degree, with the arbitration process....

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CCDC Introduces Integrated Project Delivery Contract

Construction Economist, CCDC Introduces Integrated Project Delivery Contract, Pg. 34

A new standard construction contract called the Integrated Project Delivery Contract, also known as CCDC 30 will soon be released by the CCDC. This will introduce a new model of contract for construction projects. The standard form contract guides owners,...

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Peut-on se faire rembourser ses frais d’avocats par la partie averse après avoir eu gain de cause?

On croit souvent à tort que les frais d’avocats engagés lors d’un procès seront remboursés par la partie adverse à la partie qui obtient gain de cause devant les tribunaux. En jargon juridique, l’expression « honoraires extrajudiciaires » est employée...

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Doit-on dénoncer à la caution des travaux additionnels?

Journal Constructo – Édition du vendredi 17 août 2018 L’obligation pour un sous-contractant de dénoncer par écrit son contrat à la caution est bien connue. Toutefois, si des travaux ou des matériaux supplémentaires sont requis, le sous-contractant est-il tenu d’expédier...

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Contrats préliminaires d’achat d’immeubles à bâtir : qualification juridique et conditions pour leur exécution en nature

 Journal Constructo – Édition du 25 septembre 2018  Dans une décision rendue le 6 septembre 2018 [1], la Cour d’appel du Québec devait déterminer si des particuliers pouvaient exiger l’exécution en nature de contrats préliminaires intervenus avec un entrepreneur qui...

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British Columbia Court of Appeal Provides Guidance on How the Holdback Obligation Applies to Direct Payment Arrangements

Introduction Holdback obligations are an integral part of every Builders Lien Act in Western Canada. The holdback is the statutorily mandated percentage of any payment made pursuant to a contract, or of the value of a contract, which the payor...

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CCDC Introduces Integrated Project Delivery Contract

A new standard construction contract, called CCDC 30 — Integrated Project Delivery Contract, will soon be released by the CCDC[1] and introduces a new model of contract for construction projects.  The standard form contract guides owners, architects, contractors and other...

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Homeowners win judgment and substantial indemnity cost award against negligent contractors

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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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