R. Bruce Reynolds
Partner, Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP
Bruce Reynolds is the chair of the international construction projects group and a construction lawyer in Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP’s Toronto office. He has been ranked as the Global Construction Lawyer of the Year by Who’s Who Legal. According to Who’s Who, “Reynolds is the “outstanding practitioner” in the field and “excels” in the representation of owners and general contractors in the litigation, arbitration and mediation of construction disputes. He also advises on the development of contracts for major industrial and infrastructure projects and is recognised by his peers as an “expert draftsman”.” Bruce was also recently recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer Magazine: “Bruce is a meticulous, professional and absolutely innovative individual.”
Bruce specializes in the drafting and negotiating of contracts for major industrial and infrastructure projects, including public private partnerships, and construction, engineering, architectural equipment supply, and technology licensing agreements. Bruce is also a Certified Specialist in Construction Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
14:30 — Informal Stakeholder Engagement Session on the Federal Prompt Payment and Adjudication Review
Theatre – Conference Center 1
Bruce Reynolds and Sharon Vogel of Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP have been retained by the federal government to prepare a recommendation package on prompt payment and adjudication on federal projects. This review includes targeted stakeholder engagement sessions across the country. The CCA will be meeting with Bruce and Sharon in late March or early April and, prior to that meeting, will be making a written submission. However, given their attendance at the CCA conference, Bruce and Sharon have suggested that they conduct an informal stakeholder engagement session that is not part of the formal conference program. Bruce and Sharon would like to make this session open to all interested conference attendees and no preparation is required. They plan to give an overview of the issues they will be addressing and to provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions.
09:30 — The How and Who of ‘Adjudication’
Shaughnessy/Beatty – Conference Center 2
Sponsored by Revay and Associates Limited
The proposed changes to the Construction Lien Act in Ontario would introduce adjudication as a mandatory dispute resolution tool for all construction projects. The proposed federal Canada Prompt Payment Act would also introduce adjudication to federal construction projects.