Kenneth P. Eccleston

Counsel to Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Photo: Kenneth P. Eccleston


Ken has practised exclusively in the area of construction law for 20 years with an emphasis on contract review and drafting, tender review, Construction Lien Act claims, construction defect claims and delay claims. Ken is considered a leader in the field of construction law, having been identified by Lexpert as a leading practitioner in the field and Eccleston LLP as a highly recommended firm. He has provided legal counsel to developers, owners, architects, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, banks and surety bonding companies.

Ken is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Construction Law and often speaks on construction law issues to both legal and industry groups. Ken is also involved with the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations in continuing legal education on the development of the law in the construction field and has hosted major conferences in the field of construction law.

Ken practiced with Douglas N. Macklem, the co-author of Construction Builders’ and Mechanics’ Liens in Canada the leading publication in the field, at the law firm of Houser, Henry, Loudon and Syron until 1992 when he joined the firm of Atlin, Cohen, Armel. In June of 1994, and in association with Ken Movat, the boutique firm of Movat, Eccleston and subsequently the firm of Eccleston LLP was formed which provides advice exclusively in the field of Construction related matters including contract formation and litigation.


Selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Canada for his work in the area of Construction Law.

Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Construction Law since 2002.

Listed as a Leading Practitioner in Construction Law in the 2015 edition of the Canadian Lexpert Dictionary.