A long, successful history gives us special insight into this dynamic industry.

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
  • Delays
  • Acceleration and loss of productivity claims
  • Insurance coverage issues
  • Faulty design and construction
  • Products liability
  • Building envelope failures
  • Builders liens
  • Worker safety issues