Bennet regularly acts for clients on complex construction, transportation, insurance and energy related matters.
Bennet advises clients on all manner of disputes and contract issues related to construction. Bennet uses his hybrid skillset in procurement, contract development and litigation to advise an array of owners, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers through all stages of the construction project. Bennet’s project work focuses on complex, large scale infrastructure, power generation and mining projects.
Bennet has successfully represented clients in a variety of dispute resolution forums, including the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench, the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan and private commercial arbitrations. His litigation experience has included delay and productivity claims, equipment deficiencies, insurance claims, professional negligence, lien claims, property damage and geotechnical issues.
Bennet also advises clients in the rail and trucking industries and acts for carriers, shippers and government entities on matters such as common carrier liability, products liability, cargo loss claims and insurance coverage issues.
Bennet has degrees in both the common law and civil law. He is fluent in English and French and is a board member of l’association des juristes d’expression française de la Saskatchewan (AJEFS).
- Counsel to Government of Saskatchewan on carbon tax appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada
- Counsel for an owner involved in a dispute with an EPC contractor in relation to the construction of a carbon capture facility
- Ongoing representation of owners and contractors on a diverse range of construction projects
- Ongoing representation of clients in the transportation and logistics industry, most frequently in the areas of motor and rail carrier liability involving collisions, cargo claims, insurance, and regulatory compliance
- Member, Canadian Transport Lawyers Association
- Chair, CBA Saskatchewan Construction Law North & South (2021-present)
- Member, Association des juristes d’expression française de la Saskatchewan (AJEFS) (2016-present)
- Volunteer, Pro-Bono Law of Saskatchewan (2015-present)