We know the business. Our dedicated construction law group—one of Western Canada’s largest—includes lawyers with professional engineering backgrounds and direct industry experience. JML has provided focused, practical, cost-effective legal services to a long list of major projects over the years, representing owners, general contractors, design professionals, sub-contractors, material suppliers, sureties, lenders and insurers.
Our experience is extensive across all aspects of construction risk management and dispute resolution, including referee processes and mid-project dispute adjudication, litigation, arbitration and mediation. The construction group has a great depth of experience in managing and efficiently resolving a range of construction disputes, from straightforward unpaid invoice claims to more complex construction disputes involving cost overruns and delays. On a variety of procurement and contracting issues, our advice is leading-edge.
Our services cover the full spectrum, including:
- Contract design and negotiation
- Construction risk mitigation
- Dispute resolution in claims for unpaid work
- Cost overruns
- Extended durations
- Acceleration and loss of productivity claims
- Insurance coverage issues
- Faulty design and construction
- Products liability
- Building envelope failures
- Builders liens
- Worker safety issues