Professional Background

Webnesh is an Associate in our Construction and Infrastructure Group. She has a broad construction law practice and has acted for owners, concessionaires, sureties, developers, engineers, contractors and subcontractors at various stages of project development and execution. Her dispute resolution practice has included acting for various parties in the construction chain during litigation, arbitration, mediation and negotiation, and advising regarding strategic dispute management prior to the commencement of formal proceedings.

Webnesh also drafts and advises on the negotiation of construction contracts, including CCDC and ACEC standard form contracts and supplementary conditions, and has experience relating to insurance matters, including with respect to commercial general liability, builder’s risk and wrap-up liability policies.

Webnesh summered, articled and was engaged as an associate practicing construction law at a national law firm prior to joining Singleton Reynolds.

Education

  • BSc. (with Distinction), University of Toronto, 2009
  • J.D., University of Toronto, 2015
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2016

Rankings + Recognitions

  • Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award, University of Toronto

Memberships

  • Member, The Advocates’ Society
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association, Construction and Infrastructure Law, Natural Resources and Energy Law and Young Lawyers’ Division Sections
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, Construction Law Section

Community + Volunteering

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • University of Toronto Alumni Association (UTAA)
  •  Acted for an EPCM joint venture in a CDN$300 million ICC arbitration relating to a mining project in South America.
  • Acted for an EPC contractor in respect of its CDN$100 million claim relating to a hydro-electric project in Canada.
  • Acted for a joint venture design-builder in respect of its CDN$190 million counterclaim relating to a PPP highway project in Canada.
  • Acted for a surety in a series of multi-million dollar disputes involving a defaulting completion contractor.
  • Assisted with the review of the Construction Lien Act.

Publications

  • Co-Author, “A Thousand Pounds a Word: Following Ledcor, Policy Wording Continues to Govern in Insurance Policy Disputes”, Canadian College of Construction Lawyers Legal Update #151, March 2, 2019.
  • Co-Author, “Are Construction Defects Covered Property Damage in an Insurance Contract?” Construction Law Letter, Vol. 33, No. 5, May/June 2017.
  • Co-Author, “Environmental Assessment and Environmental Impact Review in the Post-Devolution Northwest Territories ,” Kevin Hanna, ed, Environmental Impact Assessment: Practice and Participation, 3d ed (Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2015).

 

Presentations

  • Panelist, “Young Lawyers Mental Health and Legal Practice Roundtable”, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, March 7, 2019
  • Presenter, “The New Construction Act: What you Need to Know”, Lexpert Executive Course, November 2018.