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About Us

Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in construction and infrastructure law. Founded in 1982 on a construction litigation platform, the firm continues to draw a large volume of assignments related to the construction and infrastructure industry. Given our team of highly skilled, experienced and industry-recognized lawyers, our clients are assured they are in strong, capable hands.

The Goal of The Construction Group

Our construction lawyers continue to draw on their extensive experience with the construction industry to provide clients with cost-effective and innovative solutions to the wide variety of construction issues they face in their day-to-day operations. We have designed risk management and loss control programs for a variety of participants in the industry, and have represented our clients at all levels of the Courts in Canada.

The Expert Review of Prompt Payment and Adjudication of Federal Construction Contracts

Partners R. Bruce Reynolds and Sharon Vogel along with their team, were retained by the federal government regarding promptness of payment and adjudication in relation to federal construction projects. Learn more about this important mandate here.

Some Examples of Activities

Risk Management and Loss Control

We have conducted numerous in-house seminars for consultants, developers and the public sector in the construction industry offering them guidance on how to avoid construction disputes.


We have designed, written and re-written contracts for both the private and public sectors. This has included not only writing the standard form construction and consulting contracts in the industry, but also preparing manuscript forms for specialty contractors and consultants.

Product liability

We have defended professional consultants, material suppliers and their liability insurer in product liability claims.

Building Defects

We have defended consultants, contractors, municipalities, and developers in a wide range of cases involving defective design and construction.

Offshore Drilling

We have defended participants in offshore oil and gas exploration projects for claims for extras and delays.


We have provided claims and coverage advice to insurers and insureds under COC, CGL, E&O and wrap up policies.

Builders Liens

We offer a full range of services involving the preparation and filing of liens and litigation where necessary.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Our members are skilled in the use of mediation, arbitration, and other forms of alternate dispute resolution to resolve a wide variety of construction disputes.

Tunnelling Claims

We have represented both consultants and contractors in claims for extras and delays associated with tunnelling projects for both railroads and hydro electric projects.

Fairness Advisors

We have provided fairness advisory services to over fifty infrastructure projects in British Columbia.

Foundation and Geotechnical Problems

We have defended consultants and construction consortiums for foundation and geotechnical problems in residential, commercial, and offshore facility projects.

Building Inspection / Regulation Schemes

We have designed and implemented zoning, building permit and building regulation schemes for local and aboriginal governments and for an international airport authority.

Environmental Risks

We have defended a variety of participants in the construction industry against environmental impairment claims.

Land Slippage

We have represented consultants and others in some of British Columbia’s most notorious landslide cases.


Associate Counsel


Publications | Jan 21, 2019

Singleton Reynolds’ Report on Ontario Prompt Payment and Adjudication is featured in the International Construction Law Review Journal

Firm News | Jan 17, 2019

Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2018 Highlights Singleton Reynolds Construction Lawyers

Articles | Jan 3, 2019

Certified and Deemed Substantial Completion under the British Columbia Builders Lien Act

Firm News | Dec 17, 2018

Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP Top Ranked in Best Lawyers® and Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers

Articles | Nov 23, 2018

Fall Economic Statement 2018: Federal Prompt Payment and Adjudication To Be Introduced

Articles | Nov 20, 2018

Prompt Payment and Adjudication in Manitoba: The Ontario Approach Adopted

Articles | Nov 16, 2018

I Once Was Lost But Now I’m Found: Ontario Government to Amend the Construction Act via Bill 57, the Restoring Trust, Transparency and Accountability Act

Articles | Nov 13, 2018

Common Legal Misconceptions Held by Construction Industry Participants

Firm News | Oct 1, 2018

Bruce Reynolds named winner of the Ontario General Contractors Association Award for Integrity in the Construction Industry

Articles | Sep 28, 2018

A Bargain Struck: Surety Bonds under Ontario’s New Construction Act

Firm News | Aug 24, 2018

The 8th International Society of Construction Law Conference

Articles | Aug 10, 2018

Discretion and Fairness in Contractor Debarment: Interpaving Limited v City of Greater Sudbury, 2018 ONSC 3005

Firm News | Aug 8, 2018

Federal Review on Prompt Payment and Adjudication Now Available

Articles | Aug 2, 2018

Still a Little Lost in Transition?
The Construction Act Transition Provisions and the Regulations

Articles | Jul 30, 2018

No "Free Passes": Limits on Privilege and Discretion Clauses in Competitive Bidding

Articles | Jul 26, 2018

Does Liability Insurance Cover Demolition Costs to Repair Faulty Workmanship?

Articles | Jul 19, 2018

Duty to Notify Beneficiaries Under a Labour and Material Payment Bond

Firm News | Jul 17, 2018

Singleton Reynolds’ Partner Sharon Vogel Named One of Canada’s Top 25 Female Litigators

Articles | Jun 29, 2018

Ontario's New Construction Act: Key Changes Coming into Force on Canada Day

Presentations | Jun 19, 2018

Sharon Vogel to present as part of The Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law

Case Studies | Jun 15, 2018

Developing Public Policy

Firm News | Jun 4, 2018

Stephen Berezowskyj Inducted into the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers

Articles | May 30, 2018

Somewhat Lost in Transition?

Firm News | May 9, 2018

Who's Who Legal Names Bruce Reynolds Global Construction Lawyer of the Year

Firm News | Apr 12, 2018

Federal Prompt Payment Stakeholder Engagement Process Extended

Firm News | Mar 1, 2018

New Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP partners Bruce Reynolds and Sharon Vogel to lead review of prompt payment and adjudication in the federal context

Firm News | Feb 23, 2018

Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP named Benchmark’s Construction Law Firm of the Year

Presentations | Feb 5, 2018

Stephen Berezowskyj to present to CLEBC on Construction Law

Firm News | Jan 31, 2018

Singleton Reynolds shortlisted in two awards categories by Benchmark Canada

Presentations | Jan 24, 2018

Sharon Vogel and Bruce Reynolds to present at Osgoode Conference on Ontario's New Construction Act: Managing the Change

Presentations | Jan 24, 2018

Sharon Vogel and Bruce Reynolds to present at Canadian Construction Association Annual Conference

Presentations | Jan 24, 2018

Sharon Vogel to present to CBA Construction Subsection on Prompt Payment Legislation

Presentations | Jan 24, 2018

Sharon Vogel and Bruce Reynolds to present at 3rd Annual Managing Risk in Construction Contracts and Projects

Presentations | Jan 24, 2018

Sharon Vogel and Bruce Reynolds to co-present at 91st Annual ORBA Convention & AGM

Case Studies | Dec 8, 2017

Breaking through barriers

Case Studies | Nov 29, 2017

Keeping things on track

Publications | Jul 4, 2017

Construction Insurance and Bonds - A Primer

Publications | Dec 7, 2016

Supreme Court of Canada Expands Coverage Under Builders Risk Policy

Firm News | Jul 25, 2016

Derek Brindle recognized by CLEBC for outstanding volunteer contribution

Publications | Apr 28, 2016

Acting in Good Faith: A Requirement in Tendering

Publications | Apr 28, 2016

Designers and Builders Beware: New Technologies, New Products, New Risks