At Singleton Reynolds, our people are what makes us great. We come together every day with the common goal of providing exceptional legal services and ensuring we go above and beyond for each and every client.
The range of backgrounds of the partners, counsel, associates and staff of Singleton Reynolds enables us to offer a broad range of services.
Singleton Reynolds’ lawyers spend a significant amount of time researching and thinking about how industry or legislative changes could affect your business.
Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP is recognized as a leader in construction and infrastructure, insurance, commercial litigation, real estate and business law.
Singleton Reynolds has offices to serve you in Vancouver and Toronto.
Singleton Reynolds believes in community. Our team members are teaching at Canadian universities and abroad, lecturing the next generation of lawyers.
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Singleton Reynolds prides itself in being a leader in corporate social responsibility. We encourage diversity, charity, mentorship, civic dedication and neighbourhood support.
Singleton Reynolds strives to understand the balance between your career and your personal goals and encourages our legal and operations staff in the pursuit of their interests outside of the firm.
Our goal is to develop strong lawyers from student right through to partner. Mentoring and training start when you are a student and continue throughout your practice.
We are always on the lookout for talented professionals to contribute to our team. Singleton Reynolds offers a professional and challenging work environment, with a competitive compensation and benefits package.
We have significant expertise and experience with multiple forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution, including arbitration, mediation and adjudication in the construction, infrastructure and insurance industries.
We regularly appear before, and our lawyers act as, arbitrators, mediators, and dispute board members. Our experience in construction-related arbitrations, both domestic and international, is extensive.
As counsel, our lawyers regularly act for clients in major domestic and international arbitrations across Canada and abroad in institutional and ad hoc settings, drawing on our deep bench strength in construction, infrastructure and commercial arbitration. Our team brings highly specialized expertise to bear to tackle some of the most complicated disputes in North America.
Our lawyers have acted for Canadian and international clients in respect of complex disputes spanning multiple jurisdictions, and are familiar with applicable international arbitration legislative frameworks. We are experienced with the relevant institutional regimes, including those of administering bodies such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the LCIA and others, as well as the applicable institutional rules. We have also acted in ad hoc international arbitrations.
Bruce Reynolds, Sharon Vogel, Nicholas Reynolds, and Lauren Gruenberger contributed the Canada Arbitration chapter in Lexology’s Getting the Deal Through. This publication contains expert local insight into arbitration laws and institutions worldwide, providing essential ‘need to know’ answers to the fundamental questions facing corporations and counsel. Topics covered include the entire life cycle of an arbitration, from the drafting of arbitration clauses and agreements through to the enforcement of awards in local courts. The guide deals with: laws and institutions, arbitration agreements, the constitution and jurisdiction of arbitral tribunals, arbitral proceedings, interim measures, awards, and subsequent proceedings such as appeals and set aside applications. The Canada Arbitration chapter is available here: 2023-Arbitration-Canada. Bruce Reynolds, Sharon Vogel, and Nicholas Reynolds also provide a comprehensive overview of international arbitration in Canada as part of Legal 500’s Country Comparative Guide series. This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of International Arbitration laws and regulations in Canada. The guide is available here: Legal 500 – Canada – International Arbitration. Bruce Reynolds, Sharon Vogel, Nicholas Reynolds and Natasha Rodrigues review key principles of construction law and legal practice, including developments in applicable legislation, standard form contracts, COVID-19, and alternative dispute resolution in the Chambers and Partners Construction Law 2023 Global Practice Guide. Bruce Reynolds, Sharon Vogel, and Nicholas Reynolds review key aspects and considerations of construction arbitration in Canada, in their chapter Construction Arbitration in Canada in the Global Arbitration Review’s fifth edition of The Guide to Construction Arbitration.
A number of our lawyers are qualified arbitrators who participate as sole arbitrators and members of panels both domestically and internationally: Bruce Reynolds, Sharon Vogel, John Singleton, Stuart Hankinson, and Nicholas Reynolds.
As mediators, we facilitate negotiations between parties in order to encourage resolution and avoid ongoing conflict. Our mediators bring significant industry experience assisting in the resolution of disputes in the construction, infrastructure and insurance industries: Bruce Reynolds, Sharon Vogel, John Singleton and Stuart Hankinson.
One of the most troubling challenges to a construction project is delay and, in particular, protracted dispute resolution. As adjudicators, our lawyers are tasked with making prompt decisions on course-of-construction issues so that schedules and completion dates are maintained, and so that the parties are able to focus on the core objective – completing the project.
Our lawyers are thoroughly familiar with Canadian adjudication regimes, having played a central role in creating Canada’s legislative framework for statutory adjudication. Bruce Reynolds and Sharon Vogel have co-authored independent expert reports for the Ontario and Federal governments that have formed the basis for introducing statutory adjudication. As the authors of these reports, Bruce Reynolds and Sharon Vogel have developed a deep understanding of industry issues and norms associated with prompt payment and dispute resolution. As a result, we offer not only unparalleled expertise in construction law and adjudication, but we also have extensive familiarity with the construction industry in general.
As members of Dispute Resolution Boards (DRB), we are briefed on both technical and financial issues as they arise for immediate resolution or, sometimes for a full hearing on the issues after the project is complete.
We have served as fairness monitor on over ninety major infrastructure projects in the past fifteen years, bringing assurance that the procurement process is fair, transparent and unbiased. Proponents who engage a fairness monitor can avoid costly challenges and delays, and also demonstrate a commitment to best practices in the procurement process.
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