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Construction litigation

Construction disputes can be technical and complex, and often involve multiple parties and a variety of dispute resolution forums. We are effective at navigating these issues while maintaining a focused, results-oriented approach.

Our clients are as diverse as their projects. Whether your industry is energy, renewables, industrial or commercial real estate (or anything in between), we can help you resolve your construction dispute.

We can advise you on all types of construction project issues, arising from any of the various contractual delivery models, and in any manner of construction problems: delay, productivity, workmanship, or some combination of these factors.

A diverse client base

We work with clients at all stages of public and private construction projects – from planning and developing to bidding and project completion.

Our clients include:

  • Owners
  • General contractors
  • Subcontractors
  • Architects and engineers
  • Developers

Get advice from us on

  • Bid disputes, including RFP and tender disputes
  • Procurement and supply chain matters
  • Change order, extra work, and cost overrun claims
  • Delay, suspension, disruption and acceleration claims
  • Productivity and impact claims
  • Design defects and faulty workmanship claims
  • Manufacturer and product liability claims
  • Performance and labour and material bond claims
  • Lien claims

Experience in the courtroom

Not only have our litigators appeared before all levels of courts in Alberta, other provincial courts, the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada, but they also have experience before regulatory and administrative boards. We also regularly engage in alternative dispute resolution processes and appear as counsel before mediators and arbitrators in all types of disputes.

What our clients say

"The team is excellent. They work well together, develop excellent strategies, advance the case in a timely manner and produce desired results." – Chambers Canada 2021

Representative work

Successful application to discharge a caveat and Certificate of Lis Pendens

Counsel to a real estate developer in a successful application to discharge a caveat and Certificate of Lis Pendens from title to its lands, which were holding up a construction project.(1704455 Alberta Ltd v. Sage Property Development Inc., 2020 ABQB 776).

Represented a major oil sands producer in a dispute against a contractor

Counsel for a major oil sands producer against its EPCM contractor for the faulty design and construction of slab-on-grade foundations for waste water and water processing facilities, after it was discovered that the slabs were shifting.

Real estate developer's successful interim attachment order

Counsel to a real estate developer in actions against a group of U.K. purchasers who had defaulted under agreements to buy condominium units. The matter went to trial and included a successful interim attachment order preventing the defendants from transferring or disposing of their Alberta assets prior to trial. (Qualex-Landmark Investments Inc. v. Soroya 2011 ABQB 354 and Qualex-Landmark Investments Inc. v. Soroya 2009 ABQB 689).

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