Construction Law

SHK built its reputation in construction law and is uniquely positioned to address your business needs by providing a full range of legal services at every stage of the construction project, including:

  • Pre-Construction Advice
  • Construction Contract Administration
  • Post Construction Advice
  • Construction Litigation

Our Construction Lawyers

Our construction lawyers are highly rated and recommended as leaders in construction law by their peers and in legal publications, including Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings and Best Lawyers. SHK’s lawyers are often approached to review and contribute to legal documentation being produced by Canadian construction organizations such as CCDC, BCICAC and ACEC.

Our lawyers are actively involved in the industry as members  of the the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, the British Columbia Construction Roundtable and Construction Law Sections of the Canadian Bar Association – British Columbia Branch, as well as acting as members of the Editorial Board of the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC’s Builders Lien Practice Manual.

Construction Law Practice

Our construction lawyers provide advice and guidance through all phases of the construction process, including:


  • Corporate structuring including joint ventures and private public partnership (P3) agreements
  • Financing
  • Zoning
  • Construction contract preparation, counsel and negotiation
  • Tendering
  • Bonding

Construction Contract Administration

  • Delay claims
  • Claims for extras or credits
  • Contract interpretation
  • Work stoppages
  • Risk management
  • Enforcing contractual rights and remedies

Post Construction

Construction Litigation

Our reputation, substantial knowledge, breadth of experience and record of successful dispute resolution are the reasons why SHK has developed a longstanding client base.

Please contact one of our construction lawyers if you have a question regarding our practice or require advice concerning your construction-related matter.

Professional Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association – British Columbia Branch – Construction Law Section
  • Canadian College of Construction Lawyers (CCCL)
  • British Columbia Construction Roundtable (BCCR)
  • BC Road Builders & Heavy Construction Association
  • Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC)