Nov 1, 2018

WeirFoulds’ Glenn Ackerley speaks liability claims limitations with Daily Commercial News

WeirFoulds Construction Practice Group Chair, Glenn Ackerley, spoke with Daily Commercial News last week about the Limitations Act, 2002, which was passed on Jan. 1, 2004, and its significance as of Jan. 1, 2019.

Glenn Ackerley explained, “As of January 1 the door will have closed on claims pertaining to buildings or projects older than the 15 years.”

Before the Act came into in effect in 2004, an owner could launch legal action if they detected problems or defects even if the building or project was constructed and completed decades previously.

That placed an onerous burden and strain on design and construction firms in terms of record keeping and simply keeping track of a project, says Ackerley.

“Some of the people involved in a project may no longer be with the company and copies of the drawings may no longer be available.”

Read the article from Daily Commercial News for Glenn’s full commentary on the subject of liability claims and the Limitations Act.