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This program is part of the OsgoodePD “Deconstructing Ontario’s New Construction Act” Series!

On October 1, 2019, the new Prompt Payment & Adjudication regimes will transform the fundamental way that construction projects operate in Ontario. You need to be prepared.

Designed and delivered by an expert faculty of construction lawyers and industry specialists – many of whom helped to write the new law – this program will provide the critical information and practical strategies that owners, general/major trade contractors, subcontractors, trades and suppliers need to confidently adapt to the new prompt payment and adjudication regimes and to manage risk.

Get practical guidance and strategic insights from the experts who helped write the new law. Focusing on adjudication in this third element of the Series, this unique program covers:

  • How to master the new prompt payment regime and avoid common pitfalls
  • Tactics and strategies to make the new fast-track adjudication system work in your favour, includes a claim walk-through from start to finish, and top tips for preparations and evidence
  • Valuable lessons learned in other jurisdictions and how to avoid costly missteps
  • Synopsis of the UK approach to addressing risk and pitfalls to watch out for
  • Practical considerations, strategies, and tips for key stakeholders
  • What happens after adjudication? How will courts react?

PLUS! Don’t miss the opportunity to interact live with adjudicators at a fireside chat, and at a mock adjudication demonstration – including procedures, written submissions, an interim binding decision and debrief, from the perspectives of the adjudicator and the parties to the adjudication.



  • Sharon Vogel, FCIArb, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
  • Geza Banfai, McMillan LLP

Faculty includes:

  • Glenn Ackerley, WeirFoulds LLP
  • Jason Annibale, McMillan LLP
  • Dr. Cyril Chern, BArch, JurisD, RIBA, AIA, FCIArb, FDBF, Barrister, Chartered Architect, Chartered Arbitrator, Adjudicator (UK & international), Secretary – The Dispute Board Federation (Geneva)
  • Geza Banfai, McMillan LLP
  • Professor Doug Jones, AO, Arbitration Place, Toronto
  • Bruce Karn, Senior Counsel, EllisDon Corporation
  • Howard Krupat, DLA Piper (Canada) LLP
  • Janice Lao, Senior Legal Counsel (Transaction Legal), Infrastructure Ontario
  • James Little, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
  • Chris Moran, Director, EllisDon Capital
  • Marcia Oliver, Certified Construction Law Specialist, Advocates LLP
  • Bruce Reynolds, FCIArb, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
  • Eric Tilley, General Counsel, Infrastructure Ontario
  • Sharon Vogel, FCIArb, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP


Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

Please note that the group discount is only available when paying for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.  For financial assistance, please email financialaid-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Webcast Fee per Delegate

2-3 delegates: 25% off program fee
4-10 delegates: 30% off program fee
11+ delegates: 35% off program fee
Boardroom rates available.


The video stream will be sent to you via email as soon as payment is successfully processed.


All sales are final. Please make all enquiries related to program content and CPD/MCLE credit hours prior to purchase.


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Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Delivery Method

Web - On Demand

Date Recorded
April 29, 2019
Fee per Delegate

$595 + HST

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Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Construction and in-house lawyers
  • Litigation and real estate lawyers
  • Municipal, government and procurement professionals
  • Owners and developers
  • Builders and construction professionals
  • Project managers and contract managers
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Business and finance professionals
  • Insurance professionals
  • Consultants

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What past attendees have said about the Construction Act program:

“Highly qualified presenters who were well prepared [and offered a] variety of perspectives.”

“Lots of good information as well as insights. All speakers were appropriate for and well-informed on the topics of the program.”

“Very good overall. How daunting this will be for an industry better at building things than [at] process [and] costs will go up to implement all of this.”

“I was very pleased with the online offering of the program – convenient and did not require any additional travel or accommodations.”