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Negligent Construction & Professional Liability

Calgary Litigation Boutique for Negligent Construction and Professional Liability Claims

With so many elements and moving parts, the parties involved in a construction project must rely on one another to complete their respective elements to a reasonable professional and/or industry standard, without carelessness or negligence. Parties also rely on information and advice from engineering and design professionals and other experts to make informed decisions about a project. Negligent advice or construction completed below standards can attract significant liability and have serious legal and financial consequences. 

At HMC Lawyers, we have decades of experience working closely with construction industry clients and property owners. Our Construction Team has helped clients recover damages arising from negligent construction or substandard professional advice. We have also successfully defended professional clients and contractors that have been faced with allegations of negligence or breach of contract.

Experienced Construction Lawyers Acting in Claims Against Industry Professionals

Negligence can be a serious and costly problem for construction projects. 

HMC Lawyers assists with all types of claims arising from negligent design, inspection, or certification of a project, as well as both advancing and defending claims arising from negligent construction and professional liability. We represent both plaintiffs and defendants in negligent construction claims, and can act on behalf of:

  • Architects;
  • Engineers;
  • Designers;
  • General contractors;
  • Subcontractors;
  • Owners; or
  • Property managers.

Our Construction Team includes lawyers with professional engineering and infrastructure and heavy construction backgrounds. We rely on the technical and scientific knowledge of our team members to provide our clients with proactive, insightful, and invaluable legal advice about negligent construction claims.

Practical Advice for Parties Facing Negligent Construction and Professional Negligence Claims

Disputes arising from negligent construction and related professional negligence are almost always complicated, lengthy, and run the risk of becoming very costly. In some cases, the consequences of negligent construction or negligent professional advice can take months or even years to become apparent. 

The Construction Team at HMC Lawyers understands the needs and priorities of our construction industry clients, and works closely with them to develop legal and risk management strategies that reflect their goals. We know that in many situations, the best resolution is one that gets the project back on track as soon as possible. We are experienced negotiators, mediators, and arbitrators, and work with our clients to develop appropriate dispute resolution strategies for their situation.

Where needed, we pursue litigation on behalf of our clients. The lawyers at our firm have over 130 years of cumulative advocacy experience. We have honed our skills in the courtroom, and are well prepared to take matters to trial if necessary to fight for, and protect, our clients’ rights.

Speak to Skilled and Experienced Construction Lawyers

HMC Lawyers acts on behalf of contractors, subcontractors, lenders, and developers, both advancing and defending claims arising from negligent construction and negligent professional advice.  As a team, we have decades of experience successfully advocating for our clients in the construction industry in Calgary and across Alberta. To make an appointment to discuss a potential or emerging claim, call 1-800-480-3534 or contact us online.

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Contact HMC Lawyers for Exceptional Legal Guidance

At HMC Lawyers, we offer strategic legal advice. Our breadth of practice experience allows us to promptly handle almost every litigation-related legal issue that may arise, and anticipate potential roadblocks that may delay its resolution. To make an appointment with a member of our team, contact us online or call 403-269-7220

For articling and/or summer student inquiries please contact either Kristen Hagg or Praveen Thind by calling 403.269.7220 or emailing them directly at

HMC Lawyers LLP
#1000 903 8th Ave SW
Calgary, AB
T2P 0P7

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