Construction

Proactively manage risk and keep your construction project on track with advice from experienced lawyers.

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

There are numerous stages in the lifecycle of a construction project. The interested parties are many, and the stakes are often high. You can trust our legal counsel to effectively play a role throughout, with insightful guidance based on your specific needs. Should issues arise, our litigation team is on hand to resolve all manner of construction-related disputes.

Rely on our team for advice during:

  • Tendering
  • Development planning
  • Project management
  • Contract negotiation and interpretation
  • Project financing

Depending on your needs, our construction lawyers may involve their colleagues from specialty areas of law such as:

  • Environmental
  • Immigration
  • Insurance
  • Defence & Marine
  • Employment & Labour
  • Municipal
  • Tax

Articles & Insights

Employer’s Refusal to Hire Medical Cannabis User Upheld by NL Court

In a closely watched decision, the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (the “Court”) recently upheld an arbitration decision that endorsed an employer’s decision to refuse employment on the basis of an individual’s medical cannabis use. In International Brotherhood Lower Churchill Transmission Construction Employers’ Assn. Inc. v IBEW, Local 1620 (Tizzard), Re, 2018 CarswellNfld 198, […]

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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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