We embrace the culture shift.
Rob Kennaley opened our practice after more than 20 years with one of Canada's leading Bay Street construction law firms. Our primary overheads are located outside of the GTA, allowing us to better serve our clients wherever they reside.
With our primary office located at Wincey Mills in Paris Ontario, we also maintain satellite offices in Toronto, Barrie and Simcoe.
In Hryniak v. Mauldin  1 SCR 87, the Supreme Court of Canada called for a culture shift in the way lawyers practice. Excerpts from a speech of the then Chief Justice of Canada, elaborating on the concept, can be found here.
Our clients tell us they don't care where their lawyers' desks, support staff, computer systems and infrastructure are. They know we embrace technology to better serve their needs, using sophisticated litigation support and
dictation software to compete with the largest of law firms. We also use a number of other options to keep client costs down wherever possible, including our Be Your Own Clerk and Limited Scope Retainer options.
We have substantial expertise in all aspects of construction law, including extensive trial and appellate level experience at all levels of Court in the province and significant experience as carriage counsel in complex lien litigation.
Our project experience ranges from road building, bridge, industrial, commercial and manufacturing projects, through "P-3" Projects, municipal and institutional projects, subdivision and condominium developments and residential home construction and renovations.
We have significant experience with tender packages, CCDC and CCA standard form contracts, supplementary conditions, client specific standard forms and project specific terms and conditions. We regularly assist clients to better understand their contractual risk and to draft appropriate contract language.
We are quite prepared for the drastic changes imposed by the new Construction Act and are well equipped to help our clients with the prompt payment and adjudication procedures that will come into force on October 1, 2019. For more information on these changes, and on what needs to be done to prepare for them, see our Construction Act page.
We also write and speak extensively on construction law issues -- in trade and construction publications and at conferences, seminars and workshops. For information about seminars, see our Seminars page.