Category Archives: News

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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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
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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

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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

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October 6, 2016: Advocates LLP speaking at OBA-MLA “What’s Trending in Commercial Litigation? “
Posted on: September 30th, 2016 by

On October 6, 2016, Angelo D’Ascanio will be co-chairing, and Kyle MacLean will be be speaking at, a joint Ontario Bar Association and Middlesex Law Association continuing professional development program titled “What’s Trending in Commercial Litigation?”.  Kyle will be reviewing potential changes to the Construction Lien Act as a result of Ontario’s recently published expert

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August 30, 2016: Marcia Oliver speaking at OBA Young Lawyers Division event
Posted on: August 23rd, 2016 by

Marcia Oliver will be at the Ontario Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s conference “Expert Advice on Launching Your Legal Career: I Have My  Law Degree, Now What?” to be held in London, Ontario on August 30, 2016.  Marcia is chairing a panel discussion on life after articling and touching on topics including opening a practice,

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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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