Banff, AB – The spectacular beauty of The Fairmont Banff Springs Resort in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains provided the backdrop for the Twenty-First Annual Conference of The Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, May 31 to June 3, 2018. Under the theme of THE CONSTRUCTION LAWYERS’ TOOL KIT OF THE FUTURE, more than eighty Fellows gathered to hear colleagues, guest speakers, and panellists share their industry insights and foresights covering a wide range of topics.
The Business Session opened with a panel discussion moderated by Bill Kenny, Q.C. addressing the latest issues relating to the conduct of construction arbitrations, featuring The Honourable Ian Binnie (former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada), Jack Marshall, Q.C., Gerry Ghikas, Q.C. and CCCL Fellow Chris O’Connor, Q.C. Moderator Derek Brindle, Q.C. picked up the theme from a different perspective focused on issues related to Arbitration Agreements, featuring panellists Guy Sarault, Jane Sidnell and Jack Marshall, Q.C. The Panel focused on Administered v. Ad Hoc Arbitrations, International v. Domestic differences, and arbitration rules and procedural issues.
The Fellows were delighted to hear from The Honourable Mrs. Justice Finola O’Farrell DBE of The High Court of England and Wales who provided a comprehensive review of the statutory adjudication process in England, a presentation of particular relevance given the implementation of legislative amendments set to introduce statutory adjudication in Ontario.