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Firm Announcements

April 7, 2016
Field Law Launches Fourth Year of Field Law Community Fund Program
Regional law firm supporting local organizations and community causes with $75,000


April 4, 2016
Field Law Announces Addition of Brad McFadden to the Energy Group

Field Law is pleased to welcome Bradley McFadden as a lawyer to the Firm’s Energy Group, effective April 4, 2016, which completes this phase of our Energy Group expansion....


Upcoming Presentations


June 1, 2016
From Start to Finish - Business Development and Project Management
Yellowknife

Alain Chiasson


June 7, 2016
Crime and Punishment: Workplace responses when employees face criminal charges
Lancaster House Audio Conference

Steve Eichler


Cynics have described a construction project as "a hole in the ground spouting lawsuits". Given the complexity of modern construction and the level of risk associated with even the most modest project, it is often a wonder that anything is built.

We at Field Law are familiar with the risks that you face, whether you be an owner, design professional, general contractor, subcontractor, material supplier, insurer or surety, because we have experience representing each of these ranging in size from single owner businesses to major institutions and international EPC contractors.

For Field Law, construction law is about identifying, managing and overcoming risk to get the job done.

Design, workmanship, materials, schedule, cost, payment, delay, acceleration, weather, liens, labour, unforeseen conditions, extras and cash flow -- all present risk for each of the participants in the project. We emphasize risk management from the beginning - tender and award, contractual risk allocation and insurance/surety arrangements all furnish opportunities to allocate risk and to protect the project and its participants from the unforeseen.

Of course, disputes and issues inevitably arise, and our litigation group is well versed and experienced in the range of dispute resolution mechanisms available to reach expeditious and cost effective resolution: negotiation, mediation, judicial dispute resolution, arbitration and litigation. We are practical problem solvers who appreciate that every dollar spent subtracts directly from the bottom line and that the risk/reward level for construction litigation demands a hard-nosed, proactive response.

Field Law’s services relating to construction include:

  • Contract negotiation and preparation
  • Zoning applications
  • Contract dispute resolution
  • Claims preparation
  • Builders' liens
  • Defense of claims for negligent engineering, procurement and construction
  • Defense of claims for defective building materials
  • Construction bonds and insurance