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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

    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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    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,...
    Médérik Ménard
    Lawyer
    I am a lawyer with Foster & Company focused on practicing in the areas of insurance defence, personal injury, employment law, human...

    From Our Blog

    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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    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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