Category Archives: News

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

read more →
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

read more →
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

read more →
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

read more →
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

read more →
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

read more →
April 21, 2017: Marcia Oliver speaking at Advocates’ Society Program – Construction Law: Lien and Arbitration Advocacy
Posted on: April 3rd, 2017 by

Marcia Oliver will be at the Advocates’ Society Education Centre to speak at new a program entitled “Construction Law:  Lien and Arbitration Advocacy” to be held in Toronto, Ontario on April 21, 2017.

Topics include:

  • Top Construction Cases – How Have the Courts Balanced the Right to Litigate with Contract
  • Provisions Directing the Parties to Arbitration?
  • Demonstration and Commentary: Preparing
    read more →
February 27, 2017: Advocates LLP leading ORBA Road Builder Academy Workshop (Toronto)
Posted on: January 17th, 2017 by

Jim LeBer, Kyle MacLean and Eric Grigg will be leading a day-long training session for the Ontario Road Builders Association, at their annual Road Builder Academy in Toronto on February 27, 2017. Jim and Eric will be teaching on the topic of MTO’s New Dispute Resolution Process, including the use

read more →
January 12, 2017: Jim LeBer presented at XL Catlin Insurance Seminar: Loss Prevention
Posted on: January 17th, 2017 by

Jim LeBer spoke in Markham on January 12, 2017 to a group of engineers and architects at the XL Catlin Insurance – Seminar: Loss Prevention Through Better Communication.  The session was well attended by approximately 100 professionals. Jim spoke on the topic of Regional Claims and the Lessons Learned.

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

read more →