Author Archives: Kyle MacLean

New Decision Brings Clarity to Road Builders for Reviews of a Referee’s Decision Under MTO’s Dispute Resolution Procedures
Posted on: February 1st, 2021 by

A recent decision by Justice Steel in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has brought some much-needed clarity for road building contractors seeking to uphold (or overturn) an interim-binding decision of a referee under MTO’s dispute resolution procedures.

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.

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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Paved With Good Intentions: Ensuring Payments Comply with CLA Trust Provisions
Posted on: January 5th, 2016 by

The decision of the Ontario Superior Court in Robert Nicholson Construction Co. v. Edgecon Construction Inc. underscores the importance of ensuring that payments by owners and contractors to their subcontractors or suppliers are made in compliance with the trust provisions of the Construction Lien Act. Payments made to a third party outside of the

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