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Clear Statement of Intent to Lien is a Requirement When Delivering Notice of Lien
Posted on: June 21st, 2017 by

In a decision released September 30, 2016, Master Wiebe has provided clarity with respect to the requirements for a valid Written Notice of Lien pursuant to section 24 of the Construction Lien Act (the “CLA”).

Those familiar with section 24 of the CLA will know that it is a powerful tool for unpaid parties to

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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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Crossing the Line: Judgment Proofing and the Oppression Remedy
Posted on: May 17th, 2017 by

The Ontario Divisional Court’s decision in T. Films S.A.. v. Cinemavault Releasing International Inc., 2016 ONSC 404 [1] is a reminder that “judgment proofing” is susceptible to attack under the statutory oppression remedy.[2]

Films S.A. involved a situation where T. Films S.A. retained Cinemavault Releasing International Inc. (“CRI”) to act as exclusive distributor

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No Unjust Enrichment For You!: Yorkwest Plumbing Supply Inc. v. Nortown Plumbing (1998) Ltd.
Posted on: April 4th, 2017 by

Can you join an unjust enrichment claim with your construction lien claim in the same action? The Court of Appeal thinks not, though the Divisional Court was not so categorical.

You expect a construction lien action, by its very name, to assert a contractor/subcontractor’s statutory right, under the Construction Lien Act, to relief against an

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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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Calculating the 45 Day Construction Lien Period: When a Lien Period Can Extend Beyond 45 Days
Posted on: October 1st, 2016 by

Court Holds 45 Day Lien Period Can Be Met Despite Subcontractor Not Being on Site For More than 45 Days Due to Scheduled Winter Shut Down

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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