Construction Law, University of British Columbia

Members of the Singleton Reynolds team — including Managing Partner John R. Singleton, Counsel Jane Ingman Baker, Counsel Derek A. Brindle and Partner Robert A. Hodgins — are or have been involved with teaching the Construction Law course at UBC. As a preeminent Canadian construction law firm, our lawyers are knowledgeable teachers on a myriad of topics including contract negotiation, procurement, insurance law, and claims for extras and delays. For more information on this course and others offered in the law program at the University of British Columbia, contact the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Construction Law, Stanford Law School, Thompson Rivers University

With 30 years experience as a lecturer, Managing Partner John R. Singleton has also presented construction law material at both Stanford Law School in California and Thompson Rivers University Law in Kamloops, BC. Counsel Jane Ingman-Baker co-presented at TRU. In 2019, Robert A. Hodgins joined John at Thompson Rivers University to lecture on Builder’s Liens in the Construction Law course.

International Construction Law, The University of Melbourne

A Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne and Partner at SR, Sharon Vogel teaches the International Construction Law course at Melbourne Law School. Focused on cross-border contracts, dispute avoidance and resolution, differences in international financing and procurement, and international construction contacts, this course is part of the Masters of Construction Law program at the university, one of only three programs like it in the world.

The Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

This Certificate in Construction Law is a practical, comprehensive program taught over five days at York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. Partners Sharon Vogel and Bruce Reynolds, and Helmut Johannsen, SR Counsel addressed construction contracts, insurance, surety bonds and dispute resolution. This dedicated certificate program is now in its ninth year.

Making a Difference to Students

These are not the only members of the SR team influencing the next generation:

Singleton Reynolds Partner Claire Immega teaches Ethics at UBC Dentistry and lectured on Communications at UBC’s Sauder School of Business.

Partners Alana M. Dale-Johnson and Roger E. Holland are guest lecturers at the Professional Legal Training Course given by The Law Society of British Columbia for articling law students.

Carlos S. Mendes, another SR Partner, is a regular guest lecturer on the legalities of opening and operating a commercial brewery in British Columbia, his speciality, at both Simon Fraser University and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Counsel Stephen Berezowskyj and Partners Betsy Segal and Michael Peraya teach the “Architect and the Law” section of intern training at the Architectural Institute of British Columbia.

Jessica Taylor, a Singleton Reynolds Associate, is a guest lecturer on Medical Law and Ethics at both the UBC Faculty of Medicine and the UBC Faculty of Law.

Over the years, many SR team members have taken time out of their days to teach. Singleton Reynolds believes that speaking, lecturing and teaching at law schools across the country and around the world not only advances the knowledge of the next generation, but that imparting that knowledge helps give back to the community at large. It’s just part of the additional work that the SR team does outside of the office.

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