Jan 9, 2018
Case study: Where a written change order is required but not obtained
Good risk management under a contract requires contractors and subcontractors to be thinking about the contract throughout the life of a project.
Jul 31, 2017
Revisiting anti-spam legislation
Summarizing the framework for Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL).
Apr 24, 2017
A case study: Importance of contract terms
The time for planning on contracts is at the outset, when everyone is getting along.
Feb 28, 2017
Embracing the common-sense 'culture shift'
We would like to share a recent experience, which led to a Court deciding whether or not what we were doing fit properly within that shift.
Jan 17, 2017
Good faith and the duty of honesty in contracts
The case also means parties are now clearly held to a standard of honesty, one which many did not believe previously existed.
Oct 1, 2016
Back-charges for deficiencies, and fundamental breach
In 2010, the owners of a property in Ottawa hired a contractor to build a home and then install a stone facade around it.
Mar 1, 2016
Workplace accidents: a sobering case
Passed in March of 2004, Bill C-45 established new legal duties for workplace health and safety, and imposed serious penalties for violations that result in injuries or death.
Jan 1, 2016
Debt collection, Part III At completion
This month we complete our series of articles on debt collection with a discussion of what contractors, subcontractors and suppliers might do to protect themselves as a job moves towards completion.