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What is Construction Law?

Construction | September 10, 2020

No matter what stage of the construction process your project is at, a construction lawyer will be able to provide assistance based on their expert and intimate knowledge of the construction industry and construction law. If you are wondering why construction law is important and how a construction lawyer can help you, consulting a reputable law firm such as Linley Welwood will help ensure that all of your questions are answered promptly and thoroughly.

What is Construction Law?

Construction can be an incredibly complex process, as builders, trades, and owners are required to follow a wide range of different rules and regulations. A construction lawyer’s work is designed to provide contractors, engineers, architects, and planners with advice and guidance on dealing with a variety of different documentation and construction issues, as well as with litigation related to residential, commercial, and industrial construction.

The Importance of Construction Law

In most cases, construction projects tend to have a wide range of different elements to attend to and contracts with multiple people, making it extremely difficult to complete a construction project without the help of a professional construction lawyer. While each law firm will specialize in a specific area of construction law, all construction lawyers can handle a variety of different legal issues, such as:

  • Project issues
  • Builder’s liens
  • Deficiencies
  • Budget overruns
  • Contract documents
  • WCB

How Can a Construction Lawyer Help?

A reputable construction lawyer will also be able to anticipate any possible disputes or issues that might come up in the future. By planning ahead, they will be able to prevent potential issues from turning into actual legal action. Choosing to work with a construction lawyer can help you avoid potential conflicts and resolve any issues that arise before they can affect the actual construction process.

In the event that a dispute arises and a claim needs to be made, a construction lawyer will ensure that you are aware of all the facts related to making a claim and will help you consider all of your available options. If court action or arbitration is the correct course of action for resolving the dispute, a construction lawyer will ensure that claim is handled within BC’s strict two-year limitation period.

If you would like to learn more about why construction law is important and how a construction lawyer can help with your project, please contact the team of construction law experts from Linley Welwood at 604-850-6640 or by filling out a contact form on our website. Our team would love to help you keep your next big construction project running as smoothly as possible.


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