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Salvage costs and the ‘officious intermeddler’

  • March 06, 2017
  • David Debenham

The Construction Lien Act does not specifically refer to salvage costs. However, the practice of awarding salvage costs is one of long standing. Salvage costs are payable out of the lien fund in priority to the claims and costs of the other lien claimants for services provided to the class of lien claimants for their collective benefit, as opposed to work done solely for the benefit of one or more lien claimants.

Construction and Infrastructure Law

Iona Contractors Ltd. v. Guarantee Company of North America: Court Issues Significant Ruling on Construction Trusts

  • March 14, 2016
  • Andrew Heal

In a few short words in its ruling on Iona Contractors Ltd. v. Guarantee Company of North America, a majority of the Alberta Court of Appeal defined a legal issue that had divided that appellate court. In the result, a statutory construction trust did matter – to the tune of about $1 million. The case should matter to construction lawyers across Canada too.

Message from the Chair

  • February 01, 2014
  • Matthew Hayes

CBA National Construction Law Section Chair Matthew Hayes of McInnes Cooper in New Brunswick outlines some of the highlights for the coming year, including the National Construction Law Conference, Building for the Future, taking place in Toronto.

Construction and Infrastructure Law