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The purpose of the College is to facilitate and encourage
the association of outstanding lawyers who are distinguished
for their skill, experience and high standards of professional
and ethical conduct in the practice or teaching of construction
law and who are dedicated to excellence in the specialized
practice of construction law.
Through the association of such members in an environment
of collegiality and good fellowship, the College shall strive
to nurture, improve and enhance the practice and understanding
of construction law.
Officers of the College
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Derek Brindle, Q.C.
Marina A. Pratchett, Q.C.
of the College
The Board of Governors includes all of the Officers
listed above, all Past Presidents (as ex-officio fellows),
as well as:
W. Donald Goodfellow, Q.C.
C. Robinson, Q.C.
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The Board of
Governors of the Canadian College of
Construction Lawyers is pleased to announce the
induction of three new fellows to the College:
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Guy Sarault, of Heenan Blaikie LLP’s Montreal
office, has authored a very interesting, well
written and well researched book on construction
claims which has been recently published under
the title: "Les Réclamations de L'entrepreneur
en Construction en Droit Québécois", Éditions
Yvon Blais, 2011. This work, which examines the
legal principles related to the claims available
to contractors for problems encountered during
the course of their work, consists of four
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news release and link to the work
essentially civilized warfare, except we do it in dark
suits, and generally there is no blood"3
A SURVEY OF SURVEYS
In 2010, the College of
Commercial Arbitrators (“CCA”) published its landmark
booklet entitled “Protocols for Expeditious,
Cost-Effective Commercial Arbitration”4.
Essentially, the Protocols observed that trial
practices were being imported into the arbitration
process and that arbitration was beginning to look just
The Editors of the Protocols ultimately concluded
that lengthy discovery, excessive claims for document
production, multiple depositions of witnesses, and
numerous motions contribute to greater expense and
delays in the arbitration process. The primary
recommendation was that “[a]rbitrators must
aggressively manage the process from day one of their
appointment”. The notion of “control”, particularly
over the discovery process and the schedule, was
paramount among their recommendations. And at its 2011
annual meeting, the CCA characterized the controlled
case management technique as “muscular arbitration”.
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