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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...
    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...
    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,...

    From Our Blog

    Wording of “Other Insurance” Clauses Affect Division of Legal Costs Between Multiple Insurers

    Berkley Insurance v Aviva Insurance et al., 2021 ONSC 6596. Reading Time: 3 minutes Weston McArthur (Student-at-Law) John Doe, a practicing nurse in Ontario and member of the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), was insured under two professional liability insurance policies, one through the Applicant (Berkley Insurance) and the other through the Respondents (Aviva...
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    Courts Have Little Leeway When Statutory Conditions Are Clear and Unambiguous

    Kutlarovski v Aviva Insurance Company, 2021 ONSC 6850. Reading Time: 4 minutes Weston McArthur (Student-at-Law) Lambrini and Zoran Kutlarovski (hereinafter the “Plaintiffs”) owned a cottage which was badly damaged in a windstorm. They filed a claim with their insurer, the Aviva Insurance Company (hereinafter the “Defendant”). A dispute arose between the parties as to the...
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    Missing Policy Can Cover Insureds if Proof of Its Existence Is Provided

    York Regional District School Board v Travelers Canada, 2021 ONSC 7246. Reading Time: 3 minutes Weston McArthur (Student-at-Law) In this case, York Regional District School Board (hereinafter the “Applicant”) sought an order which would require Travelers Canada (hereinafter the “Respondent”) to defend and indemnify it in an action which had been brought against the Applicant...
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    Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies Criteria Government Decisions Must Meet to Be Immune to Negligence

    Nelson (City) v Marchi, 2021 SCC 41. Reading Time: 5 Minutes Author: Weston McArthur (Student-at-law) In early January 2015, the city of Nelson in British Columbia (the Appellant) had bad snowfall. As a result, city employees began snow removal. During this, the Appellant’s employees removed snow from angled parking spots throughout the city. Snow removal...
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    Alberta Court Applies Recent Supreme Court Ruling on Limitations to Shut Down Plaintiff’s Case

    Lafferty v Co-operators General Insurance Co, 2021 ABCA 359. Reading Time: 4 Minutes Author: Weston McArthur (Student-at-law) The Plaintiffs, a mother and son, owned a house which was rented out to tenants. They had a home insurance policy with the Co-operators General Insurance Company (the Defendant) which the Plaintiffs intended to cover this rental. The...
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    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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