Osgoode Professional Development: Adapting to the new Ontario Construction Act’s prompt payment and adjudication regimes

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York University’s Osgoode Professional Development, an affiliate of Osgoode Hall Law School, is offering a comprehensive professional development program on April 29, 2019, on adapting to the upcoming prompt payment and adjudication regimes under the new Ontario Construction Act.

“These new regimes will overhaul the way construction projects operate in Ontario as of October 1, 2019, and you need to be prepared,” says program lawyer Alexandra Karacsony.

The April 29 program will be chaired by high profile construction lawyers Sharon Vogel, with Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP, and Geza Banfai, with McMillan LLP. They and “an expert faculty of construction specialists who helped write the new law . . . will provide critical information and practical guidance for owners, general/major contractors, and subcontractors/trades/suppliers to adapt to these new fast-track systems and survive this new era of construction law,” Karacsony said.

The program includes an interactive “fireside chat” with an adjudicator, and a live mock adjudication of a claim including written submissions, an interim decision and a debrief, with perspectives from the adjudicator and the parties to the adjudication.

Other topics in the day-long program include:

  • Crucial considerations in prompt payment for various stakeholders;
  • Strategies to make adjudication work in your favour, including a claim walk-through from start to finish, and top tips for preparations and evidence;
  • What happens after adjudication? How will courts react?
  • Synopsis of the UK approach to addressing risk and pitfalls to watch out for; and
  • Practical considerations, strategies and tips for key stakeholders.

Participants can join the 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. program on April 29, 2019, by webcast or in person at Osgoode Professional Development Centre, 1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor, Toronto, or by online replay on June 7, 2019.

For more information and to register visit https://bit.ly/2F86x7D or contact Alexandra Karacsony by email at akaracsony@osgoode.yorku.ca.

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