Our Mission -
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
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Barristers & Solicitors
40 King Street West
Direct Tel: (416) 367-6262
Direct Fax: (416) 361-2744
Derek A. Brindle, Q.C.
Marina A. Pratchett, Q.C.
T. Arthur Barry, Q.C.
Matthew R. Alter
of the College
The Board of Governors includes all of the Officers
listed above, all Past Presidents (as ex-officio fellows),
as well as:
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At the Annual
General Meeting of the Canadian College of
Construction Lawyers, Mr. Richard A. Shaban
of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (“BLG”) was
elected President of the College for the current
year, replacing outgoing president Mr. Derek
Brindle, Q.C. Mr. Shaban is a senior partner and
past regional leader of
BLG’s Construction and Engineering Group. He
specializes exclusively in the areas of
procurement, construction and surety law,
including construction contracts and project
delivery methods, public infrastructure renewal,
dispute resolution, liens, construction
insurance and surety bonds.
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New Edition of the Journal of Canadian
Construction Lawyers 2014 (May), edited by
Matthew R. Alter, is now available.
Canadian College of Construction Lawyers is
proud to announce that on April 10, 2014 our
Fellow, P. John Brunner, will be celebrating his
50th year anniversary of being called to the
We join his colleagues at Brunner and Lundy in
recognizing his achievements and accomplishments
practising law and being a member of the Ontario
Bar for those 50 years, and we look forward to
his continued participation in the College, and
at the Bar, for many years to come.
College of Construction Lawyers would like to
congratulate Fellow Douglas Stollery on his
receiving a distinguished Alumni Award from the
University of Alberta for his outstanding
achievements that have earned him national and
international prominence, on the eve of his
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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
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