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Construction Law in Canada Published

News Jul 1, 2010

With the aim of addressing all relevant construction law issues in a single, convenient volume, Construction Law in Canada was co-authored by two outstanding figures in the realm of Canadian law: Timothy J. Murphy, McMillan’s Chief Executive Officer and The Honourable Justice Leonard Ricchetti, LL.B., B.Sc., CIArb (Fellow).

Construction Law in Canada is a narrative of the law that governs the development, ownership, financing, and completion of construction projects in Canada.

If you are a lawyer, you will benefit by:

  • Learning construction law fundamentals
  • Reducing the need to consult specialized lawyers – thus saving your clients time and money
  • Increasing your ability to provide a wider range of services to your clients

If you are a construction professional, you will benefit by:

  • Understanding the legal issues essential to completing a project
  • Knowing when to seek focused legal advice
  • Conversing comfortably with your own lawyer

Coverage includes all aspects of construction, from property acquisition through financing and building:

  • Legal framework for due diligence
  • New rules for official plans, zoning by-laws, and plans of subdivision
  • Legal liability attached to environmental investigations
  • Key elements of the tender process
  • Financing issues in public-private partnerships
  • Overview of each type of delivery method
  • Regulatory scheme under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Dispute resolution processes, including alternative dispute resolution
  • Holdbacks, priorities, and trusts related to construction liens
  • Owners’ safeguards against construction hypothecs


  • Tips for construction management organization, including types of project documents you must keep, how to store them, and why they are important
  • Guidance for home builders and purchasers on obligations when the Agreement of Purchase and Sale has been signed by parties who want out of the “deal”

A Broad-Ranging Resource for:

  • Construction and real estate lawyers who need a one-stop resource on construction projects from start to finish
  • Lawyers who practise in areas that overlap construction and real estate law
  • Construction firms, architects, consultants, and construction project managers who need to understand the legal perspective at each stage of a construction project to ward off costly errors

Purchase Construction Law in Canada at LexisNexis by clicking the link here.

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