Professional Background

Nicholas is an associate in the Construction and Infrastructure Law Group at Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP. Experienced in both traditional litigation and alternative forms of dispute resolution, Nicholas is skilled at resolving complex legal issues.

Nicholas has experience assisting senior counsel in a wide variety of matters, including construction, bankruptcy and insolvency, insurance coverage and defence, breach of trust, family law, and unjust enrichment claims, as well as commercial arbitration and labour arbitration. He has acted for owners, general contractors, subtrades and consultants in a wide range of construction-related disputes, including multi-jurisdictional and quasi-criminal matters in respect of breach of contract and breach of trust claims.

During his articles, Nicholas maintained full carriage of matters and made frequent appearances before the Small Claims Court, including running a trial.

Education

  • Master of Laws, University of Toronto, 2018
  • Juris Doctor, University of Toronto, 2017
  • Master of Arts, University of Toronto, 2017
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto, 2014

Memberships

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, The Advocates’ Society

Publications

CM Callow Inc. v. Zollinger: The Relevance of Good Faith in Terminating Construction Contracts” (October 2019)

“Two Views of the Cathedral: Civilian Approaches, Reasonable Expectations, and the Puzzle of Good Faith’s Past and Future”, (2019) 44:2 Queen’s Law Journal 127

“Class Proceedings and the Future of Boilerplate in Consumer Contracts: Unconscionability as a Common Law Solution to Class Action Avoidance”, (2018) 13:2 Canadian Class Action Review 227

“The New Neighbour Principle: Reasonable Expectations, Relationality, and Good Faith in Pre-Contractual Negotiations”, (2017) 60:1 Can Bus LJ 94

“Dead or Alive? The Future of Entire Agreement Clauses”, (2016) 1 J Can C Construction Law 155 co-authored with Markus Rotterdam

“Nothing to Fear: Judicial Restraint Post-Bhasin”, (2016) 32:6 Construction Law Letter

“Case Comment on Yorkwest Plumbing v Nortown”, Ontario Bar Association Newsletter (May 27 2016), online: http://tinyurl.com/gtsvc5a