Construction Litigation

We are trusted advisors for developers, contractors, project managers, engineers, architects, sureties and financial institutions across Atlantic Canada on all facets of construction projects.

The Cox & Palmer team has significant experience in construction litigation. When issues arise, our litigation team is on hand to help resolve all manner of construction-related disputes, including:

  • Procurement issues
  • Environmental remediation
  • Liens negotiation and/or settlement
  • Claims analysis
  • Schedule and productivity analysis
  • Quantification of damages
  • Expert witness testimony

As well, Cox & Palmer’s construction litigation team works alongside in-house legal counsel to provide assistance where needed, and can also provide mediation and arbitration services.

Articles & Insights

General Holdback Chart

Each province has its own holdback requirements, which makes managing construction projects and contracts across provincial borders complex. For easy reference to holdback details across Canada, see the chart below which includes details for the holdback percentage, holdback period, lien registration deadline, and whether there is provision for an early release, for each province and […]

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Who Owns That School? The Crown and the Validity of Lien Claims

Terra Services Inc. v. Her Majesty the Queen 2018 NLSC 221 As the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador remains a major driver of local construction and development the issue frequently arises as to whether the protections intended by the Mechanics’ Lien Act (“MLA”) can be extended to these provincial projects.  As a general rule, the […]

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