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This program is part of the 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



Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments.

Group Discounts and Financial Assistance

OsgoodePD offers group rates and financial assistance for both on-site and webcast formats.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.

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Program Details

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Program Details

Date & Time

April 29, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
In Person or Webcast

Online Replay
June 7, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Register for the Online Replay.


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$595 plus 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.”

Hotels & Parking

If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.

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