Author Archives: Advocates LLP

Advocates Partner Marcia Oliver Honoured by her Peers
Posted on: April 13th, 2018 by

The firm is proud to announce that Marcia Oliver has been awarded the Joel Kuchar Award for Professionalism and Civility. This annual award is given to two lawyers chosen by members of the legal profession, who have “consistently demonstrated exemplary commitment to the ideals of professionalism and civility in the practice of law.” We

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Advocates Hit the Road at ORBA
Posted on: February 14th, 2018 by

The firm’s team of Eric Grigg, Kyle MacLean, Jeff Van Bakel, and Jim LeBer will be teaching a day-long workshop at the Ontario Road Builders Association annual “Road Building Academy” in Toronto on Tuesday February 27th. The workshop is principally focused upon contractor’s strategies for dealing with the Ministry of

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Marcia Oliver at OBA Institute 2018
Posted on: February 12th, 2018 by

Marcia Oliver recently co-chaired the Ontario Bar Association’s Institute 2018 which ran in Toronto during the week of February 6th. There were over 30 Continuing Professional Development programs being run concurrently through the week for lawyers to learn and sharpen their skills. At the firm we are proud of Marcia’s commitment to supporting our

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Advocates Lawyers at TiPTO 2017
Posted on: November 21st, 2017 by

A team from Advocates attended and participated in the Technology in Practice 2017 Conference hosted by Commonwealth Legal, A Division of Ricoh Canada, that took place in Toronto in early November.

Managing Partner Jim LeBer joined a panel discussing how small firms like Advocates are using technology to “Even the Playing Field”. Jim was

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Welcome Jeff Van Bakel!
Posted on: November 17th, 2017 by

We are pleased to announce that Jeff Van Bakel has joined Advocates LLP. Jeff is an experienced commercial litigator who has spent 10 years working in a larger Toronto firm, in a variety of practice areas including construction, commercial and insurance defence work. Jeff and his family had decided to relocate to London where

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Marcia Oliver inducted into the prestigious Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
Posted on: May 26th, 2017 by

Advocates LLP is so pleased to announce that Marcia J. Oliver, one of the firm’s partners is being inducted into the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers this weekend at the Annual Meeting of the College in Quebec City. This honour is extended only by invitation of the members of the College, and is

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Welcome Eric Grigg!
Posted on: December 7th, 2016 by

We are pleased to announce that Eric Grigg has joined Advocates LLP as a seasoned associate lawyer.

Before joining Advocates LLP, Eric articled and practiced in the London office of a national business law firm.

Eric’s litigation practice incorporates a wide range of commercial matters, with an emphasis on construction litigation, business disputes, the defence of

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Construction Lien Act Review Process
Posted on: May 3rd, 2016 by

Aon Risk Solutions Construction Lien Act Review Process

Aon, in partnership with the London and District Construction Association (LDCA), was pleased to sponsor a breakfast meeting for its construction clients and LDCA members on November 25, 2015. This meeting was held to discuss Ontario’s Construction Lien Act review process that is currently underway.

The informative and

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April 14, 2016: Marcia Oliver speaking at OBA YLD Mentor Round Table
Posted on: March 22nd, 2016 by

Marcia Oliver will be at the Ontario Bar Association Young Lawyer Division (Southwest) Mentor Round Table Discussion and Beer Tasting event to be held at Toboggan Brewery in London, Ontario.

For more information or to register see the OBA page here.

March 9, 2016: Marcia Oliver speaking at LSUC Construction Lien Essentials 2016
Posted on: March 2nd, 2016 by

Marcia Oliver will be at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s “Practice Gems: Construction Lien Essentials 2016” to be held in Toronto, Ontario on March 9, 2016.

For more information or to register see the LSUC page.