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Under the “Honesty” Microscope: A New Approach to Reading Construction Claims
Credits: BOMI: 1 OAA: 1 Cost: $45
In late 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada recognized an “organizing principle” of good faith and a duty to act honestly during the performance of a contract. This duty to act honestly and the principle of good faith are new standards which will require everyone on the project team to give thoughtful consideration to their contractual rights and remedies. In the event of a dispute arising from the submission and/or evaluation of a contract claim, the parties conduct will be placed under a “judicial microscope” and to the extent a party’s conduct does not pass the honesty and good faith standards, criticism will likely follow.
Sandra Astolfo, Partner at WeirFoulds LLP
Sandra Astolfo is a partner at WeirFoulds with more than 20 years’ experience dedicated to the practice of construction law. Sandra is dedicated to excellence and is passionate about improving and enhancing the practice of construction law. She acts for her clients in prosecuting and defending lien and breach of trust claims, product liability proceedings in relation to construction projects, receiverships and lien trustees and negotiating and drafting construction contracts. She is certified by The Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Construction Law and has detailed insight into the issues faced by her clients and the industry as a whole. Sandra is one of Canada’s leading construction lawyers. She is consistently ranked in both Best Lawyers® in Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.