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Brendan D. Bowles

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Brendan Bowles is certified as a Specialist in Construction Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Brendan is ranked as “most frequently recommended” in the area of Construction Law by Lexpert. In 2014 he was named as a “Litigation Lawyer to Watch” in the Lexpert US Cross-Border Guide – Litigation. He has acted for various players in the construction industry, including owners, sureties, subcontractors and suppliers, general contractors and design professionals.

Brendan has appeared at all levels of Ontario courts, up to and including the Court of Appeal. He also has trial experience in various types of construction claim cases, including construction liens, claims for deficiency and poor workmanship, and the defence of a professional negligence claim arising out of a construction lien action.

Brendan is an Associate of Canadian Surety Bonding (A.C.S.B.). This designation is conferred by the Surety Association of Canada upon the completion of courses at the University of Toronto in suretyship, construction and surety law, accounting and business. He has also authored and co-authored articles on various topics related to construction law.

Brendan is a frequent speaker on construction law topics. He was the Continuing Legal Education liason for the OBA Construction and Infrastructure Law Section from 2006 to 2009, and has co-chaired a number of CLE programs for the OBA. Brendan taught the Construction Law course to third and fourth year students at the school of Architectural Science of Ryerson University from 2006 to 2010, and from 2011 to 2013 taught a course in Law and Construction Contracts at the Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies at George Brown College in Toronto. Both courses cover a whole range of issues, including contract and negligence law, tendering, construction liens, surety bonds and dispute resolution. In addition, Brendan has acted as an independent study director for the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Common Law Section.

Brendan volunteered on the Executive of the Construction and Infrastructure Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association for fifteen years, serving as Chair in 2015-2016.

Brendan D. Bowles
Education

LL.B., Queen's University, 1998

B.A. (Hons.), Queen's University, 1995

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Called to the Ontario Bar, 2000
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

OBA Construction and Infrastructure Law Section
Past Chair

Fellow, Canadian College of Construction Lawyers

More Information

Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Construction Law

Brendan is a member of:

The Surety Association of Canada

The Advocates' Society

OBA Construction and Infrastructure Law Section Executive

The Cambridge Club

Teaching Appearances
Osgoode Hall LLM Programme

University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

Ryerson University

George Brown College
Selected Publications

Legal Update 145, Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, November 2017


“The Trouble with Money: After 30 Years, the Construction Lien Act will finally get a Makeover”, The Lawyers’ Weekly, May 15, 2015, at pp. 11-12.


“A Tough Act to Follow: In Ontario, Construction Liens come with Strict Rules and Harsh Penalties”, The Lawyers’ Weekly, November 29, 2013 at p. 16. Co-author: Martine Morin, LawPro.


B. Bowles, "Green Building", in Glaholt LLP and Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Review of Construction Law: Recent Developments (Toronto: Carswell, 2012) at pg 107.

Selected Reported Cases

Limen Structures Ltd. and 1033803 Ontario Inc. o/a Forma-Con Construction, as a joint venture v Brookfield Multiplex Construction Canada Limited, 2017 ONSC 5071


Limen Structures Ltd. v. Brookfield Multiplex Construction Canada Limited, 2016 ONSC 5107 (CanLII)


Brookfield Multiplex Construction Canada Limited v. 21 Avenue Road Building Group Inc., 2016 ONSC 3060.


Steel Tree Structures Ltd. v. Gemco Solar Inc., 2016 ONSC 955.


Khalimov v. Hogarth, 2015 ONSC 6244


Carillion Construction Inc. v. Imara (Wynford Drive) Limited and AGA Khan Foundation Canada, 2015 ONSC 3658 (ON SC)


Primo Paving & Construction Ltd. v. Prudential Elfa Management Group Inc., 2014 ONSC 7139 (ON SC)


984499 Ont. Inc. v. 1159337 Ont. Inc. et al., 2013 ONSC 4500, 25 C.L.R. (4th) 158 (ON SC)


Wellington Plumbing & Heating Ltd. v. Villa Nicolini Incorporated, 2012 ONSC 6616 (ON SCDC)


755055Ontario Ltd. (Rodco Enterprise) v. McIntyre et al., [2011] O.J. No. 4608, 2011 ONSC 1694, Ontario Superior Court of Justice


570 South Service Road Inc. v. Lawrence-Paine & Associates Limited, 3 C.L.R. (4th) 1, 2011 ONSC 3410, Ontario Superior Court of Justice - Divisional Court


Tabrco Management Ltd. (Trustee of) v. Sundial Homes (Bronte) Ltd., 2009 CanLII 18299, 79 C.L.R. (3d) 81, 2009 CarswellOnt 2639, 176 A.C.W.S. (3d) 960, (ON SCDC)


JV Mechanical Ltd. v. Steelcase Construction Inc., 2008 CanLII 87007 (ON SC).


Carosi Construction Ltd. v. Niagara (Regional Municipality), 2006 CanLII 2399, 50 C.L.R. (3d) 157, 145 A.C.W.S. (3d) 264, 2006 CarswellOnt 453 (ON SC)


Toddglen Construction Ltd. v. Concord Adex Developments Corp., 2005 CanLII 47095, 52 C.L.R. (3d) 259, 144 A.C.W.S (3d) 621, 2005 CarswellOnt 7309, (ON SC)


Ali v. Triple 3 Holdings Inc., 2002 CanLII 45126 (ON CA)