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New law could take courts out of construction lien disputes

Construction lien litigation could be dramatically reduced once new legislation fully kicks into gear, Toronto litigator  Jessica Vickerman  tells  ... Read more

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Three engineers to face disciplinary hearings in Mount Polley disaster

VANCOUVER — A professional association of engineers in British Columbia is alleging negligence or unprofessional conduct against three engineers after the 2014 collapse ... Read more

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New adjudication system to broker construction lien disputes

A new mandatory adjudication system for construction disputes in Ontario should improve the efficiency of the construction industry, Toronto litigator Jessica Vickerman ... Read more

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Adjudication process will expedite payments in construction sector

The introduction of an interim adjudication process to resolve payment disputes more efficiently is a welcome update to Ontario’s construction laws, Toronto commercial ... Read more

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New construction laws a boon for industry: Vickerman

Recent changes to Ontario’s construction laws — including a new interim adjudication process to resolve payment disputes and the implementation of prompt payment ... Read more

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Remember to include limitation provisions in contracts: Eckler

Toronto litigator  Isabelle Eckler says a recent Ontario Divisional Court decision serves as a reminder to builders and designers to include limitation provisions in ... Read more

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Bill 166 will give homebuyers better protection

Ontario's current home warranty corporation is going to be split into two separate bodies, dividing its duties in part to remove the perception of having a conflict of interest, ... Read more

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The high cost of free advice: Vickerman

A recent decision from the   United Kingdom is a cautionary tale for professionals everywhere to exercise caution in doling out free advice, says Toronto litigator  ... Read more

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Clients get substance, not flash, with Vickerman as their advocate

If she were independently wealthy, Toronto litigator Jessica Vickerman would likely be a lifelong student, following her wide-ranging curiosity from subject to subject. ... Read more

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Litigator Isabelle Eckler invigorated by complexity of cases

Toronto litigator Isabelle Eckler once contemplated becoming an architect but instead, she defends them against professional liability claims. Eckler joined Shibley ... Read more

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