Author Archives: Advocates LLP

Advocates LLP News
Posted on: August 28th, 2020 by

Advocates LLP congratulates lawyers Marcia Oliver, David Swift, Angelo D’Ascanio and Jeff Van Bakel upon their decision to pursue their unique litigation practices together at general services London law firm starting October 1.

Advocates LLP, a litigation boutique firm, continues to pursue its core business of delivering innovative solutions to complex Construction disputes for some of

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Marcia Oliver – OBA Award of Excellence Recipient for 2020
Posted on: May 22nd, 2020 by

Advocates LLP is extremely pleased to share the news that Marcia Oliver has been awarded the Ontario Bar Association Construction and Infrastructure Law Award of Excellence. Congratulations Marcia!

A short Q&A with Marcia can be found here.

COVID-19: Managing Project Delays and Claims
Posted on: March 23rd, 2020 by

Executive Alert:  Advocates LLP argues that Notice of Delay given now and tied to Ontario’s March 17 declaration of a State of Emergency and related MOH social distancing directives – may allow you access to a compensable delay, rather than merely an excusable delay.

A PDF copy of this article may be downloaded here.


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Advocates LLP Congratulates Marcia Oliver on her Qualified Arbitrator Designation
Posted on: March 20th, 2020 by

Advocates LLP congratulates our partner Marcia Oliver on receiving her Qualified Arbitrator designation from the ADR Institute of Canada. Marcia is now accepting mediation and arbitration retainers for construction, infrastructure and professional liability matters and looks forward to assisting her colleagues and their clients with resolution of their disputes.

Advocates LLP is Growing
Posted on: September 10th, 2019 by

The firm is excited to announce that Enje Daniels has joined our team as an associate. Enje comes to the firm having received her law degree from Western’s Law School in June 2018. She also has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster. Having proven herself in the

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New Partners Join Advocates LLP
Posted on: January 14th, 2019 by

Advocates LLP is proud to announce that associate lawyers Jeff Van Bakel and Kyle MacLean have joined the firm as partners.

Kyle began working with us at the end of
his articling year. Since then he has consistently demonstrated his growing
skills, aptitude for innovation and sound judgment while working with our team
on all

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Marcia Oliver Elected Secretary of the CBA’s National Construction & Infrastructure Law Section Executive
Posted on: July 17th, 2018 by

Advocates LLP is pleased to congratulate our partner Marcia Oliver on her recent election to Secretary of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Construction & Infrastructure Law Section Executive. The Section focuses its efforts on finding solutions to legal issues impacting the Canadian construction industry. A Certified Specialist in Construction Law and a

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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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