Trust and reputation are essential in the construction industry, both of which take time and experience to develop. For this exact reason, the construction industry often relies on joint cheque agreements to create a level of comfort between established subcontractors/trades and new contractors

Understanding the crucial difference between Owners and Home Buyers as defined under the Construction Act helps Subcontractors keep track of and keep alive their lien rights.

While the legislature has not commented on the effect of COVID-19 on construction limitation periods, the Courts have tried to provide some direction as to how they would treat the lack of strict compliance with the otherwise truncated limitation periods in the Act.

In bankruptcy proceedings, there are two players: Licensed Insolvency Trustees and Bankruptcy Lawyers. It is important to note who to call first.

In this case, the Court considers the importance of establishing a direct connection/chain between the party claiming a trust relationship and the party against whom trust obligations are imparted.  

Despite its benefits, holdback has disadvantageous features to certain subcontractors in the context of larger-scale projects – early release assists with this problem.

Every industry has terminology or industry-specific knowledge that non-members of the industry do not think or know about. In the legal realm, I think this biggest non-industry piece of information is the difference between barristers and solicitors.

How do you lien when the price of services and materials is subject to a “costs-savings” provision? The Dominus v. H&W case discusses this conundrum.

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