To sidestep long, arduous pre-trial procedures and document production, we work closely with our clients to identify their immediate objectives, then craft innovative solutions to help them reach their goals as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Delays are the greatest roadblocks in the construction industry, so we attempt to keep our clients’ projects moving forward by engaging in practical and solution-oriented thinking to resolving disputes over payments, defects and deficiencies and extras.
We provide our clients—who range from owners and developers to insurers, sureties, contractors, engineers and architects—with practical advice and flexible service to tackle any construction-related issue. Our team is actively involved in a number of professional associations including the Canadian Bar Association – Construction Law Section and the Vancouver Regional Construction Association. We also have a strong network of industry consultants who help us resolve our clients’ matters.
- Coverage advice and claims defense in relation to CGL policies, course of construction/builders risk insurance, wrap-up policies, design professional (E&O) policies, new home warranties and building envelope warranties, cost overrun and delayed completion insurance, boiler and machinery insurance
- Construction dispute resolution including lien, contractual, delay, extra work, construction defect and warranty claims, tendering and subcontractor disputes, catastrophic damage, and zoning/land use issues
- Defending professional liability claims for design professionals such as architects and engineers
- Preparation, review and negotiation of tender and construction documentation