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At the heart of every
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You can trust our lawyers to partner with you to figure out the advice you need, and to set you on the right path.
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For more than 25 years, we've been doing it right
Insurance companies and corporations use us again and again because we know their industries and their needs.
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'Big Firm' service with a 'Small Firm' Personality
We have eliminated unnecessary bureaucracy and waste while maintaining the same expertise as the big firms.
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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

    Charles Foster Q.C.
    As founder and principal of Foster & Company, I oversee the firm’s practice and represent clients in commercial/complex litigation...
    Steven Barnett Q.C.
    As a shareholder and senior lawyer at Foster & Company, my broad-based litigation practice includes insurance defense, commercial...
    Matthew Pearn
    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...
    Justin Szmadyla
    Justin is a lawyer with Foster & Company in Fredericton, NB. He prepares briefs, opinions, and performs research on a variety of...
    Catherine McLatchie
    I make key contributions to the standards and practices of law as an associate for Foster & Company with a focus on litigation,...
    Médérik Ménard
    I am a lawyer with Foster & Company focused on practicing in the areas of insurance defence, personal injury, employment law, human...

    From Our Blog

    Supreme Court Clarifies Law on Release Clauses

    Read time: 3 minutes (approx.) Written by: Weston McArthur (Student-At-Law) Corner Brook (City) v Bailey, 2021 SCC 29. In Corner Brook (City) v Bailey, the Defendant struck the Plaintiff with her car. The Plaintiff, an employee of the City of Corner Brook, Newfoundland, was performing road work at the time of the accident. The Defendant...
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    Insurers May Have to Payout Prior to Trial

    Read time: 3.5 minutes (approx.) Written by: Weston McArthur (Student-At-Law) Mathieu c Cormier, 2021 NBBR 124. In Mathieu c Cormier, the Defendant struck the Plaintiff with her vehicle while the Plaintiff was crossing at a crosswalk in Moncton, New Brunswick. The Plaintiff’s injuries were catastrophic, leaving her in a vegetative state for two months post-accident....
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    Relevancy Versus Prejudice: Surveillance Evidence Must Pass the Test

    Read time: 3 minutes (approx.) Written by: Charles Foster, Q.C. Rumney v Nelson, 2021 ONSC 5632. Written by Charles Foster, Q.C. This case stems from a 2012 motor vehicle accident in which the Plaintiff’s vehicle was struck by a vehicle owned by a construction company. Both the construction company and the vehicle driver are named...
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    What Happens Where Too Much Ambiguity Exists?

    Hemlow Estate v Co-Operators, 2021 ONSC 664. Read time: 3 minutes (approx.) Written by: Weston McArthur (Student-At-Law)   Hemlow Estate v Co-Operators, an Ontario case, concerned a question of whether an insurer had a duty to defend an insured. John Hemlow (the Insured) was an independent contractor operating as an oil sample technician who insured...
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    Be Clear with Terms and Definitions

    Osborne v Family Insurance Solutions Inc, 2021 BCCA 104. Read time: 3 minutes (approx.) Written by: Weston McArthur (Student-At-Law)   In Osborne v Family Insurance Solutions Inc, the British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA) overturned the British Columbia Supreme Court’s (BCSC) decision that an insurance policy included coverage for soil under an extension provision concerning...
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    Foster & Company Wins at the Supreme Court of Canada

    Read time: 5 minutes (approx.) Written by: Weston McArthur (Student-At-Law)   Grant Thornton LLP v New Brunswick, 2021 SCC 31. On July 29, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada found in favour of Grant Thornton LLP and our client, Grant Thornton International Ltd (the Defendants). The Court found that the Province of New Brunswick (the...
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