What makes a good construction lawyer? While every lawyer needs to know the law, in order to be a good construction lawyer – it is quintessential to understand the industry and the inner workings of construction projects. Video games, like Minecraft, have the potential to provide people with a rudimentary or conceptual understanding of construction.
In Ontario and other common-law jurisdictions, legal disputes are subject to what is known as an “adversarial” process. Many lawyers take this approach too close to heart. While lawyers may be skeptical of ADR, perhaps we should begin relationships with opposing counsel from a position of trust rather than combat.
How can a Subcontractor stop payments in wake of ongoing construction dispute? In realizing the fast-paced nature of the construction industry, the drafters the Construction Act, created a mechanism allowing Subcontractors to cease payment on a project without having to actually preserve a lien. Namely, a “Written Notice of Lien.”