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Glaholt Bowles LLP is one of Canada’s most highly regarded construction law practices. We are active nationally and internationally in all areas of construction-related litigation. We are leaders in international construction arbitration and have successfully represented clients throughout North America, Europe and Africa in major arbitrations under various institutional rules and in ad hoc arbitrations.

Our construction lawyers serve as arbitrators, mediators and monitors and have represented parties in all of these dispute resolution processes as well as in DRB and collaborative settlement proceedings.

We are involved at every stage of the construction process, in all types of projects. Our lawyers are frequent speakers on all aspects of construction law and have published standard textbooks and articles related to construction law and alternative dispute resolution.




Our Dedicated Team of Construction Lawyers.

Glaholt Bowles LLP is a law firm with particular expertise in construction, public and private procurement processes, infrastructure development, building contracts, financings, and all associated forms of dispute resolution. Firm members are involved throughout Canada and internationally at every stage of the development process, in all types of projects, from process plants, to mixed residential/commercial developments, highways, roads, streets and bridges, urban infrastructure and major recreational facilities. In this regard the firm is consistently rated ‘most highly recommended’ in its category.

Glaholt Bowles LLP is dedicated to excellence in construction law.

Our lawyers are actively engaged in Canadian and international construction industry and legal associations. They teach construction law courses at Ontario universities and colleges, including the University of Toronto and Queen’s University, and speak frequently at continuing education programs. Our lawyers have authored texts on construction law and dispute resolution topics, including Halsbury’s Laws of Canada, Construction (LexisNexis, 2017, Reissue 2021), Halsbury’s Laws of Canada, Alternative Dispute Resolution (LexisNexis, 2018, Reissue 2022), The Law of ADR in Canada, 3rd  ed. (LexisNexis, 22); Conduct of Lien, Trust and Adjudication Proceedings 2022 (Carswell), The 2022 Annotated Ontario Construction Act (Carswell); Construction, Builders’ and Mechanics’ Liens in Canada, 8th  ed. (Carswell, 2020) ; and Bidding and Tendering: What is the Law?, 6th ed. (LexisNexis, 2020).