The second edition of Canadian Contractual Interpretation Law, by Geoff Hall, has just been published.
The book is the only text focused on contractual interpretation under Canadian common law and the new edition includes commentary on contractual interpretation under Quebec civil law. As such, it is a helpful resource for commercial lawyers who are responsible for drafting contracts; litigators who deal with contractual interpretation disputes; and judges and arbitrators who hear such cases.
The second edition includes a discussion of the new test for the interpretation and application of exclusion clauses set out by the Supreme Court of Canada in Tercon Contractors Ltd. v. B.C. (Transportation and Highways). This section will be of particular interest to in-house counsel in the tech space as well as sourcing and procurement professionals.
Geoff is a senior commercial litigator at McCarthy Tétrault, a University of Toronto adjunct professor who teaches contractual interpretation and a contributing blogger to the Canadian Appeals Monitor.