Contractors and subcontractors who provide maintenance services are faced with obligations, client relationships and contractual pitfalls that are unique to the work they perform. Whether the work involves the maintenance of machinery or physical premises, these services differ from those provided in the construction and procurement settings. Of significance, for example, is the extent to which the contractor assumes the responsibilities of his client under Occupiers’ Liability legislation.
We are experienced in the drafting, execution and enforcement of contracts tailored specifically to maintenance work. We have a particularly established client base of snow and ice maintenance contractors.
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We recognize that construction claims differ from other types of commercial and contract disputes due to the unique nature of the construction industry.Learn More
We represent clients at all levels and types of proceedings, including tribunals, mediations, arbitrations, construction lien proceedings, the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of AppealLearn more
The Construction Lien Act establishes a system of lien and holdback rights, as well as trust provisions to provide protection to the individuals who supply services and materials to construction project.Learn more
The vast majority of disputes that arise in the construction context can be traced back to the terms and conditions of an underlying construction contract.Learn more
The obligations of a tender authority in the administration of a tender process have become better, and less understood over time.Learn more
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Mediation/Arbitration, is a process by which parties work to resolve disputes through mediation and arbitration, either with an individual or a panel of individuals who are neutral in position to the matters at issue.Learn more
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