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

Daily Commercial News, NOVEMBER 1, 2018
Glenn W. Ackerley


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."