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    Who We Are

    At the heart of every good partnership is trust.

    When you choose to work with the lawyers at Foster & Company, you trust us as professionals to listen to your problems and then to work with you to get you the right advice so you can choose the correct course of action.

    For more than 25 years, Foster & Company has delivered trustworthy and prompt guidance to our clients. When their problems bring them to any of Atlantic Canada’s courts, we serve our clients in both English and French. Whether you advise a large corporation, are a partner in a small business, or an individual with a problem, we can guide you to the best possible outcome.

    Our Commitment to You

    At Foster & Company we commit to pursue your case conscientiously and without delay.

    Meet Our Team

    Lawyers
    Charles Foster Q.C.
    Principal
    As founder and principal of Foster & Company, I oversee the firm’s practice and represent clients in commercial/complex litigation...
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    Steven Barnett Q.C.
    Co-Principal
    As a shareholder and senior lawyer at Foster & Company, my broad-based litigation practice includes insurance defense, commercial...
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    J. Marc Richard
    Senior Lawyer
    J. Marc Richard is a senior lawyer with Foster & Company. He was called to the New Brunswick bar in 1989 after completing his legal education...
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    Matthew Pearn
    Lawyer
    No matter what your profession or your life experience, being involved in a law suit can be stressful. As your lawyer, it’s my job...
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    Justin Szmadyla
    Lawyer
    Justin is a lawyer with Foster & Company in Fredericton, NB. He prepares briefs, opinions, and performs research on a variety of...
    Catherine McLatchie
    Lawyer
    I make key contributions to the standards and practices of law as an associate for Foster & Company with a focus on litigation,...
    Yanic Albert
    Lawyer
    I am a lawyer at Foster & Company. I practice primarily in insurance defence and civil litigation. I am originally from Drummond, New Brunswick, a small...

    From Our Blog

    Appeal Decision Reaffirms Importance of Clear and Unambiguous Language

    Lloyd’s Underwriters v Jagoe, 2022 NBCA 7. Reading Time: 6 minutes (approx.) By: Weston McArthur In a previous newsletter, we reported on the case recorded as Doug Jagoe v Lloyd’s Underwriters, 2021 NBQB 220, which has recently gone to appeal (see our article here: https://fosterandcompany.com/insurers-need-to-be-careful-to-define-key-words-in-policies/). To review the underlying case, Mr. Jagoe (Plaintiff in the...
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    When Inaction Results in a Dismissed Action

    Province of New Brunswick v Clayco Construction (2001) Ltd, et al, 2022 NBQB 66. Read Time: 4 minutes (approx.) By: Chloe Jardine (Articling Student) In 2006, the Province of New Brunswick (“the Plaintiff”) awarded a contract to the Clayco Construction (2001) Ltd. (“the Defendant”). This contract was to complete the removal of remaining portions of...
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    New Brunswick Law on Allowing an Advance Payment of Special Damages

    Figueroa-Monaca v Vautour-Landry, 2022 NBQB 98. Reading Time: 4 minutes (approx.) By: Weston McArthur (Articling Student) On May 7, 2018, Mr. Mario Figueroa-Monaca (“the Plaintiff”) was involved in a motor vehicle accident. Ms. Norma Vautour-Landry (“the Defendant”) rear-ended the Plaintiff’s vehicle in Shediac, New Brunswick, when the Plaintiff was at a stop in heavy traffic....
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    Court Interprets Limitations Act in Light of SEF 44 Endorsements

    Nebozuk v Northbridge General Insurance Corporation, 2022 ABQB 212. Reading time: 4 min (approx.) Written by: Weston McArthur (Student-at-Law) In July 1998, the Plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle accident. On October 31, 2017, the underlying tort action finally settled. On December 20, 2018, the Plaintiff filed a Statement of Claim commencing an action...
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    Ambiguous Exclusions Can Work Against the Insurer

    2102908 Alberta Ltd v Intact Insurance Company, 2022 ABQB 175. Reading time: 4 min (approx.) Written by: Weston McArthur (Student-at-Law) The operator of a bowling alley in Fort McMurray, Alberta, (the Plaintiff”) was insured with the Intact Insurance Company (the “Defendant”). On April 27, 2020, the Clearwater River in Fort McMurray overflowed into the city....
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    Disputed Duty to Indemnify Will Not Be Determined Before the End of Trial

    Security National Insurance Company v Gore Mutual Insurance Company, 2022 ONSC 2083. Read time: 3 minutes (approx.) Written by: Weston McArthur (Student-at-Law) Carlo and Daureena Facchini, the Defendants in the underlying action, owned a property in Caledon, Ontario. Lynne Dinardo, the Plaintiff in the underlying action, slipped and fell on their premises. After a claim...
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