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Construction, Builders' and Mechanics' Liens in Canada, 7th Edition (print + ProView)
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Construction, Builders' and Mechanics' Liens in Canada, 7th Edition is the only national work of its kind – eliminating the need to search each provincial statute for the law on the subject you’re researching, and providing prescribed forms in a fillable format and authored precedents in Word on an accompanying CD-ROM.

Upcoming releases for this 7th Edition will incorporate the new provisions that will come into force in July 2018 relating to liens and holdback rules, and identify other key construction legislation changes. Bill 142, An Act to Amend the Construction Lien Act, includes 98 of the 101 recommendations identified by the review produced by the co-author of this text, R. Bruce Reynolds.

Designed to be a detailed commentary, this work incorporates a thorough discussion of all construction and builders’ lien legislation across the country as well as exhaustive treatment of case law, providing a wide-ranging national perspective. Written by four of Canada’s leading construction law practitioners and experts,Quebec Chapter by David H. Kauffman, this looseleaf service offers:

  • An exhaustive analysis of the construction, builders’ and mechanics’ liens legislation from all Canadian jurisdictions;
  • Legislative concordances, chapter by chapter, to all similar corresponding and relevant legislative provisions across the country;
  • Guidance on construction lien practice before, during and after trial
  • A completely revised and comprehensive set of construction law forms and precedents offering invaluable practical guidance to practitioners; and
  • Summaries and analysis of every significant case in the construction lien area decided in trial and appeal courts throughout Canada.
  • Procedural summaries for the common law provinces outlining the steps to be taken in respect of builders and construction lien proceedings

The accompanying CD-ROM is an inexpensive, time-saving tool which helps the practitioner make the most of the prescribed forms and authored precedents contained in Construction Builders’ and Mechanics’ Liens in Canada – 7th Edition. Each of the forms prescribed under the Construction Lien Act are included on the CD-ROM as fillable forms so that efficient use can be made of the prescribed forms by efficiently inserting the information that is unique and relevant to the factual circumstances of the lien action. The CD-ROM also includes all of the authored precedents that are in the text in Word format so that these precedents can be effectively utilized without having to re-type them in full.

This title is now also available on the Thomson Reuters ProView® platform, with an integrated search option for WestlawNext Canada subscribers.

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About the Author
David I. Bristow, Q.C., LSM, C. Arb. headed the construction law group at a national Canadian firm. He was the Founding Chairman of the Ontario Bar Association’s Construction Law Section, and a past Chairman of the Canadian Bar Association’s Construction Law Section. He is currently a member of Team Resolution, a domestic and international mediation and arbitration services firm, where he focuses on construction-related disputes. His recent mediation and arbitration activities have included inter-provincial bridges, international tunnels, airports, stadiums, power plants, highways and mining operations. Mr. Bristow is a prolific author and frequent lecturer in Canada, the United States and Caribbean countries such as Cuba, Barbados and Mexico. He is a Founding Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, a member of the International Academy of Mediators and is on the editorial boards of The Construction Law Letter and The Construction Law Reports.
Duncan W. Glaholt, FCIArb, is the founder and partner of the nationally recognized construction law firm of Glaholt LLP. The firm is consistently rated one of the province's most highly recommended construction law practices. In addition to an extensive advocacy practice, Mr. Glaholt is a qualified and experienced arbitrator and mediator of construction and related disputes across Canada. He is certified as a Specialist in Construction Law in Ontario and is the author of Conduct of a Trust Action 2011, Conduct of a Lien Action, co-author of The Annotated Ontario Construction Lien Act, co-author of Construction, Builders' and Mechanics' Liens in Canada (7th Edition), all published by Carswell. He is also a contributing author to Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Canadian Precedents of Pleadings. Mr. Glaholt is Founding Fellow and Past President of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers and is past editor of the College's annual Journal. Mr. Glaholt is a frequent writer and speaker on construction law topics generally. Mr. Glaholt is past chair of the William Osler Health System, and runs a small farm north of Toronto when he gets a chance.

R. Bruce Reynolds is a partner of Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP. He specializes in the litigation, arbitration and mediation of construction claims, construction liens, surety bond claims, construction insurance claims, product liability, and architects' and engineers' E & O, as well as in the drafting and negotiating of contracts for major industrial and infrastructure projects, including public private partnerships, and construction, engineering, architectural equipment supply, and technology licensing contracts. He is a Certified Specialist in Construction Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and co-vice chair of the International Construction Projects Committee of the International Bar Association. He was inducted into the American College of Construction Lawyers, an elite membership of top U.S. construction lawyers. Bruce is also a co-author of Construction, Builders' and Mechanics' Liens in Canada, 7th Edition and of Scott and Reynolds on Surety Bonds; a contributing author to Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Canadian Precedents of Pleadings; and part of the Publications Committee of the Journal of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, all published by Thomson Reuters. Contact Bruce Reynolds at Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP.

Howard M. Wise is a partner with the law firm of Goodmans LLP specializing in construction law and commercial litigation. Mr. Wise is retained as counsel by owners, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and lenders in large construction disputes, including construction liens, contract claims and negligence claims. His litigation practice includes trial and appellate work as well as mediation and arbitration of construction disputes. He is recognized as a leading practitioner of construction law and has been listed as one of the top 500 lawyers by LEXPERT. He has been certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in construction law and is a founding member of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers. He served as chair of the construction law subsection of the Canadian Bar Association from 2002-2004 and the Ontario Bar Association from 200-2002. Mr. Wise is the author of the Manual of Construction Law (Carswell) and a contributing author to Construction Disputes: Representing the Contractor, (Aspen Publications, New York). He is also the contributing editor of Canadian Forms & Precedents: Construction Liens (Butterworths).