At Emery Jamieson we represent all sides of the construction industry: owners, engineers and architects, general contractors, and subcontractors.

Your Construction Law Firm in Edmonton and Alberta

Construction projects are complicated. From renovating a bathroom to building a multi-million dollar industrial site, each project involves great many tradespeople, overlapping timelines, and suppliers. With all this complexity, there is a heightened chance of things going wrong.

The Builders Lien Act lays out strict guidelines for construction projects, including timelines for when liens have to be registered and legal disputes started. 

Common construction legal issues include:

  • Improper completion of work
  • Damage to property of others
  • Issues with subtrades
  • Failure to pay for work
  • Delays
  • Owner going out of business
  • Not meeting deadlines for enforcement of builder's liens
  • Defective workmanship

General Contractors/Subcontractors

As a contractor, you are responsible for upholding the terms laid out in your contract. Sometimes, those terms can’t be met because of issues outside of your control. 

Our experienced construction lawyers can help you navigate the complexities of the Builders Lien Act, protect your business, and create more legally-sound contracts in the future.

If you are being held responsible for incomplete or faulty work, we can help. Whether you need to sue a subcontractor for their defective workmanship or defend yourself against claims that you haven’t met your contractual obligations, we can help. Contact us today to learn more.


As an owner of a construction project, you have rights and responsibilities when dealing with contractors. If you are unhappy with the work done in a construction project, we can help you take the necessary legal action. You deserve to be compensated for faulty work, missed deadlines, and the resulting losses in your business or personal life. Our construction law team will help you navigate the Builders Lien Act and protect your rights.

Contact us today to speak to a lawyer who specializes in construction law.

Construction Contracts

A well-written construction contract will ensure you and your business are protected from the inevitable issues that arise during a complex project involving many parties. While you can write your own contracts, it’s much more likely that you will leave yourself vulnerable to lawsuits should something go wrong. Alberta’s Builders Lien Act can be difficult to navigate and has strict rules that must be complied with in every construction contract. These rules are often missed in DIY contracts.

Our thorough solicitors can help you write legally-sound construction contracts that protect your best interests and comply with the tenets of the Builders Lien Act. With our years of experience, we’ve seen poorly written contracts turn into costly mistakes for many contractors and property owners alike.

Protect yourself. Contact us today to discuss your next construction contract.