Construction Law 2018

Course Date: February 20, 2018

Total: 5h 44min

Welcome and Introduction

John S. Logan — Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver
Douglas R. Sanders — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver

Advising Clients on Small Construction Disputes

  • assessing the situation
  • identifying the objective
  • developing the plan

Stephen J. Berezowskyj — Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP, Vancouver

CCDC: Top Ten Common Problems for Owners

Douglas R. Sanders — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver


Construction Insurance Market Update

  • overview of common Construction Insurance products
  • insurance market financial update
  • new coverage terms and products
  • common challenges and mysteries
  • best practices/client management recommendations

Nolan Heuchert — Director, Wylie-Crump Limited, Vancouver

Multijurisdictional Practice

  • red flags when moving jurisdictions
  • claims — practice and procedure
  • time to trial
  • domestic arbitration
  • top five things to know about:
    • the Builders Lien Act
    • the Limitation Act – BC, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec
    • Court Rules

Rachel Mockler — Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited, Richmond
Michael B. Morgan — Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver

Networking Lunch (Provided)


  • legal update
  • saving time by using the right technology
  • practice tips to avoid trouble and keep clients happy

Soft Resolution Claims

  • how to resolve disputes without litigation
  • contractual or consensual processes: meetings, mediators, referees, expert panels
  • tactical issues
  • non-arbitral/non-litigators
  • how to park an issue

Stephen P. Coyle — Dentons Canada LLP, Vancouver

Drafting the Right Dispute Resolution Clause

  • what are you trying to accomplish?
  • what are the alternatives
  • some important considerations
  • tendering dispute clauses

David Curtis — Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP,  Vancouver
David W. Little — Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver


Top Mediation/Arbitration Mistakes

  • when to mediate
  • preparing for the mediation
  • counsel skills at the mediation
  • putting the wrong dispute resolution clause in the contract
  • agreeing to arbitration when it is not right for your case
  • picking the wrong arbitrator(s)
  • thinking this was litigation
  • being unprepared at the first arbitral conference

John S. Logan, QC — Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver
Kerry A. Short — Twining, Short & Haakonson, Vancouver 

A Selection of Ethical Quandaries

  • in contract negotiation
  • in procurement
  • in dealing with liens
  • in dealing with limitation dates
  • in dealing with insurance
  • in mediation 
  • in arbitration
  • in litigation

Nolan Heuchert — Director, Wylie-Crump Limited, Vancouver  
John S. Logan, QC — Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Vancouver
Douglas R. Sanders — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver