Robert Wilson  

Senior Associate

Executive Summary

Robert Wilson is a Senior Associate in the Construction Group at BLG's Ottawa office. Robert practices civil litigation and dispute resolution with an emphasis on construction, surety, insurance, and professional negligence matters.

Robert has acted for and advised clients on a variety of civil actions relating to contract and tort claims in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Northwest Territories.

Robert advises a variety of clients in the construction industry including sureties, insurers, hospitals, municipalities, developers, engineers, architects, suppliers, contractors, and sub-trades on all aspects of construction related matters including claims for breach of contract, litigating lien, trust, delay, deficiency and warranty claims, engineering/architect liability matters, surety bond disputes, indemnity claims, provision of course of construction advice, and preparation of construction related agreements.

Robert is experienced in conducting trials and all manner of applications, and has advocated on behalf of clients before all levels of court in Alberta, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Federal Court of Canada, and various administrative tribunals, and regularly represents clients in arbitrations and mediations.

Prior to joining BLG, Robert worked at a leading regional litigation firm in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Representative Work

  • Has represented sureties, insurers, hospitals, municipalities, developers, engineers, architects, suppliers, contractors, and sub-trades with respect to all manner of construction related disputes
  • Regularly advances and defends claims of construction deficiencies and delays
  • Regularly advances and defends professional negligence claims against consultants
  • Experienced in alternative dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration
  • Provides course of construction advice regarding contract management and interpretation and dispute resolution

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, "The New Construction Act", Ottawa Construction Association, 2019.
  • Speaker, "Surety Law Legal Update," Surety Association of Canada - Quarterly Regional Meeting, 2016.
  • Speaker, "Builder's Liens in British Columbia," BC Homeowner Protection Office - Builder Continuing Professional Development Seminar, 2016.