Kenneth W. Movat

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Ken practises solely in the area of construction law with an emphasis on claims and dispute management.

Certified as a Specialist in Construction Law by the Law Society of Ontario since 2002, Ken has provided legal counsel to owners, architects, engineers, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and surety bonding companies for over 25 years.

Working together with other members of the firm, Ken provides clients with services that include: assistance with bidding, tendering and the RFP/RFQ process, contract review and negotiation, construction liens, claims for negligence, extended duration, delay and claims management including early detection and timely resolution of disputes through mediation, arbitration and litigation.

Ken regularly chairs and participates in the Law Society of Ontario’s Continuing Legal Education programs and speaks to industry groups including the Canadian Institute, EPIC, Infones and numerous Ontario Bar Association (OBA) programs on construction. He is past chair of the OBA’s Construction Law section and is a sessional lecturer for the University of Toronto’s Engineering Master’s Program on construction law and contract administration.

Education & Memberships


Called to the Ontario Bar, 1987
University of Ottawa, LL.B., 1985
University of Toronto, Honours BSc., 1983


Awards and Recognition

The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

Construction Law

The Best Lawyers™ in Canada

Construction Law

Professional Designations

Certified Specialist, Construction Law, 2002