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At the heart of every
good partnership is trust
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

    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
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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,...

    From Our Blog

    Release Agreements are Not Presumed to Have Confidentiality Clauses

    McMillan Estate v Booth, 2021 NSSC 284. Reading Time: 3 Minutes Author: Weston McArthur In this case, Douglas McMillan, as Executor of the Estate of Veronica McMillan, (the Plaintiff) brought a claim against Steven Booth (the Defendant) pursuant to Nova Scotia’s Fatal Accidents Act. The Plaintiff and the Defendant came to a settlement. This agreement...
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    Court Clarifies Test for Establishing When Exclusions Apply

    Easy Fashion Adaptive Clothing Ltd v Co-Operators General Insurance Company, 2021 NBQB 207. Reading Time: 3 Minutes Author: Weston McArthur Easy Fashion Adaptive Clothing Ltd (the Plaintiff) is a retailer that sells clothing customized to fit the needs of those with disabilities. In July 2020, the Plaintiff purchased insurance from The Co-Operators General Insurance Company...
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    Not Reading Policy Costs Insured More Because They Wrongly Sued.

    Larsen v Assureway Group, 2021 NBQB 211. Reading Time: 3 Minutes Author: Weston McArthur In October 2017, Mr. Jason Larsen (the Plaintiff) bought a 2017 Chevrolet Cruze for $24,961.38. He also purchased a True Gap Insurance (TGI) policy from Assureway Group (the Defendant) for $39,145.50. In the event of an accident, this type of policy...
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    Court Lays Out Responsibility of Insurance Broker to Client

    Kevin Trites v ACP Insurance Ltd, 2021 NBQB 194. Written by: Weston McArthur Reading time: 3 minutes Kevin Trites (the Insured) was the owner of a property that included a residence along with several other buildings/structures, some of which were being used for commercial purposes. The Insured had obtained home insurance to cover this property....
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    Mental Incapacity May Delay Limitations Period

    Williston v Pembridge Insurance, 2021 NBQB 176. Written by: Weston McArthur, Student-at-Law Reading Time: 4 minutes Robert Williston (the Plaintiff) was involved in a motor vehicle accident on March 31, 2015. He was driving along Trans-Canada Highway between Edmundston and Grand Falls, New Brunswick, when he saw a vehicle approaching him that was twisting and...
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    NBCA Clearly Explains Duty to Defend Principles

    Michaud v Sécurité Nationale compagnie d’assurance, 2021 NBCA 39. Written by: Weston McArthur, Student-at-Law Reading Time: 4 minutes Samuel Michaud celebrated his high school graduation with friends at a place known as the Beach Club in Point-Calument, Quebec. At some point, things got rowdy; in the resulting fight involving the Plaintiff, his friends, and other...
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