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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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Foster & Company

Areas of Practice

    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

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    MacGlashing v. Fernley and City of Moncton, 2022 NBQB 129 Read Time: 4 minutes By: Chloe Jardine (Articling Student) On March 30, 2016, Natalie MacGlashing (“the Plaintiff”) and Sarah Fernley (“the Defendant Fernley”) were involved in a motor vehicle accident in Moncton, New Brunswick. The Plaintiff claims that the Defendant Fernley failed to stop at...
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    Insureds Can Rarely Claim New Legislation Can Retroactively Apply

    Lin v Weng, 2022 ONCA 367. Reading Time: 3 minutes (approx.) By: Weston McArthur (Articling Student) At paragraph 1, Justice Feldman summarized the facts of this case: “The appellant’s tenants burned down his property on the last day of their tenancy. They caused a fire and explosion in the basement by using a butane lighter,...
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    Ontario Court Reinforces Broad Reach of Duty to Defend

    GFL Infrastructure Group Inc v Temple Insurance Company, 2022 ONCA 390. Reading Time: 5 minutes (approx.) By: Weston McArthur (Articling Student) The Toronto Standard Condominium Corporation No. 2299 (hereinafter, “TSCC 2299”) is the owner of a large residential condominium tower in the Distillery District of downtown Toronto. Distillery S.E. Development Corp., Cityscape Development Corporation, and...
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    Indemnity and Bad Faith Issues May be Separated for Litigation Purposes When Justice and Efficiency Align

    Lloyd’s Underwriters Syndicate No. 1183 TAL et al. v. McCain Foods Limited et al. –, 2022 NBQB 93 Read Time: 5 minutes (approx.) By: Chloe Jardine (Articling Student) This decision stems from a complex litigation between McCain Foods Ltd. and McCain Foods USA, Inc. (“the Plaintiffs”) and insurer Lloyd’s Underwriters (“the Defendant”). This initial motion...
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    Coverage for Third Parties in Excess of Limits Can Be Denied When Insured Violates Criminal Code

    Cooperators General Insurance Company et al. v Martin et al., 2022 NBCA 15. Reading Time: 4 Minutes By: Weston McArthur (Articling Student) When a third party is injured by a liable driver in an automobile accident, they can sue the driver and get compensation from their automobile insurance. The importance of this to the automobile...
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    Car Owners in Alberta Can Be Held Liable for Collisions When Conditional Permission to Drive is Granted, even if Conditions Are Broken

    Mansour v Rampersad, 2022 ABCA 173 Read Time: 3 minutes (approx.) By: Chloe Jardine (Articling Student) In May 2015, a vehicle owned by Krista Pinksen (“Ms. Pinksen”) was being driven by Roger Rampersad (“Mr. Rampersad”) when it collided with Yaser Mansour’s (“Mr. Mansour”) vehicle. The lengthy legal battle was concerned with the issue of whether...
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