The Board of School Trustees of School District No. 63 v. Advanced Architecture et al.
Counsel acted in a series of decisions relating to the admissibility of expert evidence in a building envelope trial....
Contractors and owners, as well as insurers, sureties and warranty providers, operate in evolving industries. To protect their competitive advantage and financial well-being, players in the construction industry need to be agile. They also need to protect themselves from legal risks.
The lawyers of Eyford Partners have a well-deserved reputation as problem solvers and skilled advocates in construction matters. With a wealth of experience and appreciation of the role that all parties play in a construction project, from lenders to owners to consultants to trades, our lawyers can advise at any phase of a project.
Our knowledge of closely related areas of the law, such as construction insurance and surety bonds, and municipal law and expropriation, allow us to craft comprehensive solutions for our clients.
Construction insurance is a multifaceted area of law. Our Vancouver and Kelowna based lawyers provide knowledgeable legal advice to both domestic and international clients. We educate our clients as to best practices and develop bespoke risk reduction strategies. We have drafted and revised constructions contracts, insurance policies, and agreements. Our lawyers have also prepared best-practices manuals and precedent systems for the claims departments of surety and warranty clients throughout Western Canada.
Disputes can arise in a range of settings, from large-scale infrastructure projects to home renovations. These regularly involve multiple parties and insurers. When disputes arise, there is no substitute for in-depth knowledge and expertise in negotiations, mediation, arbitration, and trial advocacy.
Insurance disputes in the construction industry are often best dealt with before they escalate into contentious litigation and derail a project’s budget and timeline for completion. We understand cost-effective claims response; through skilled negotiation and advocacy, our lawyers seek to bring about timely resolutions.
Our success in resolving claims efficiently and effectively stems from our lawyers’ significant experience at every stage of dispute resolution. Our lawyers’ strong reputation as trial counsel often plays a role in convincing the opposing party to agree to come to the table and negotiate terms.
Eyford Partners provides effective advice and strategies for pursuing debts and enforcing obligations, and can effectively enforce liens, payment terms, indemnities and security agreements. We also handle subrogated claims and can advise in bankruptcy and insolvency situations.
Nichole Kirk obtained a Paralegal Diploma from Capilano University in 2011 and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alberta in 2003. Nichole has worked in various areas of litigation prior to joining the firm in 2016.