In late October 2018, Master Carol Albert, Honorary Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers retired from the bench and her role as Toronto’s full time Construction Lien Master.
Twenty years ago, Master Albert left private practise to become an Ontario Superior Court of Justice Master. In 2001, she started hearing Construction Lien matters on a part-time basis and was a full-time Construction Lien Master for the past 14 years.
With more than 200 reported cases on Westlaw, Master Albert’s decisions address various provisions and technical issues under Ontario’s Construction Act (formerly the Construction Lien Act) and have helped advance precedence in this area and address developments within the construction industry. Never one to shy away from tough decisions, her rulings are carefully crafted and thoughtful. During Toronto’s post 1990s building boom, Master Albert has presided over cases involving some of the construction industry’s most complex, multi-party disputes with patience and efficiency.