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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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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Are Restrictive Covenants in Restraint of Trade Enforceable: Sometimes
Posted on: June 3rd, 2016 by

The Ontario Court of Appeal’s recent decision in MEDIchair LP reminds me of how difficult it can be for a lawyer to answer the question: Do you think this noncompetition agreement is enforceable?

Unintended Consequences: Schnier v. Canada (Attorney General), 2016 ONCA 5
Posted on: May 3rd, 2016 by

On January 6, 2016, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Schnier v. Canada (Attorney General), addressing the question of whether a bankrupt’s personal income tax debt under appeal constitutes “personal income tax debt” as that phrase is used in the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (“BIA”).

Does the Court’s decision create a situation where personal income tax debt

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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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April 14, 2016: Marcia Oliver speaking at OBA YLD Mentor Round Table
Posted on: March 22nd, 2016 by

Marcia Oliver will be at the Ontario Bar Association Young Lawyer Division (Southwest) Mentor Round Table Discussion and Beer Tasting event to be held at Toboggan Brewery in London, Ontario.

For more information or to register see the OBA page here.

March 9, 2016: Marcia Oliver speaking at LSUC Construction Lien Essentials 2016
Posted on: March 2nd, 2016 by

Marcia Oliver will be at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s “Practice Gems: Construction Lien Essentials 2016” to be held in Toronto, Ontario on March 9, 2016.

For more information or to register see the LSUC page.

Feb 25, 2016: Jim LeBer leading ORBA Road Builder Academy Workshop (Ottawa)
Posted on: February 5th, 2016 by

Jim LeBer will be leading another Advocates full day workshop for the ORBA Road Builder Academy in Ottawa speaking again about all aspects of advancing and pursuing disputed claims for compensation under the MTO contract documents with the new Referee provisions.