Nov 15, 2010
Standards needed in winter maintenance contracts
Last year we revisited risk management under the winter maintenance contract. In doing so, we cautioned that an insurance crisis would soon be upon us.
Oct 15, 2010
Is our dispute really settled?
If you don’t have a dispute with the client every now and then, you don’t have enough clients.
Sep 15, 2010
A case study: When simple problems become significant
Consider the following hypothetical situation: A contractor is retained to erect a box-shaped building for an owner on lands that are now part of a subdivision.
Aug 15, 2010
A tale of two subcontractors
Years ago, we acted for a subcontractor who found himself on the receiving end of charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Jul 15, 2010
The Ontario New Home Warranty Program
Most of us have heard of the new home warranty, however, we may not understand how that program works.
Jun 15, 2010
Dealing with the problem owner
If you have been working long enough as a construction contractor, you have had an odd client that, if you had to do it all over again, you would have never taken the job in the first place.
May 15, 2010
Keeping track of who’s who in construction
It is not unusual for even large companies to drop the ball and fail to keep up with registrations.
Apr 15, 2010
Due diligence and the Occupational Health and Safety Act
It is worth revisiting, and focusing in more detail on the “due diligence defence.”
Apr 15, 2010
Response to Legal Issues column
The following letter to the editor is a comment on Rob Kennaley’s Legal Issues column from the February 2010 Horticulture Review.