Whether in times of boom or bust, the one constancy in Canada’s major metropolitan centres is construction. Along with the commercial opportunities afforded to all manner of professionals come the risks inherent with such a venture. Work stoppages, municipal regulations, health and safety concerns, payment issues, and liens: each of these can cause interruptions and headaches in even the smallest project. With the recent update to the Construction Act along with the introduction of both the Prompt Payment regime and Interim Adjudication, specialized knowledge is more vital than ever in navigating this field.
The complex relations among the various parties who play a role in this process and the overlapping legal regimes that regulate those relationships require the assistance of a capable legal team.