Bailey Harris


Bailey’s practice is focused in the areas of construction law and civil and commercial litigation. Bailey uses she/her pronouns.

Bailey Harris


Bailey is a partner at TDS with a practice that focuses in the area of construction litigation. She acts for owners, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, and engineers in construction disputes and construction project management matters such as tendering, procurement, contract drafting and negotiation, builder liens, and delay claims.

Bailey also provides advice in connection with workplace safety and health matters. Bailey also has experience assisting clients with a variety of legal issues in a broad range of areas including commercial litigation, contractual disputes, negligence, personal injury, injunctions, debtor/creditor litigation, and professional regulatory matters.

Bailey acts as counsel in proceedings before the courts, arbitrators, adjudicators, labour boards, and human rights tribunals. Bailey also acts as counsel in alternative dispute resolution forums such as private mediations and judicially assisted dispute resolution (JADR).

Additional Information

Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours), University of Manitoba, 2003
Masters of Arts, University of Manitoba, 2008
Bachelor of Laws, University of Manitoba, 2008

Manitoba, 2009

Recognized in the 2024 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory in Construction Law

Recognized as a Lexpert-ranked leading infrastructure lawyer in the 2023 and 2024 Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure

Recognized in Lexpert’s Leading Lawyers Under 40 – 2020

Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America

Recipient of the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship

Recipient of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Fellowship (“SSHRC”) for her research on the development of political theory in Security Studies

Vice-Chair, Manitoba Bar Association Civil Litigation Section

Chair, Manitoba Bar Association Construction Law Section

Board Member, St. Mary’s Academy Foundation Inc.

Presenter, Winnipeg Construction Association

Sessional Faculty, Legal Methods, Faculty of Law, Robson Hall (2015-2018)

Sessional Faculty, Construction Law, Faculty of Law, Robson Hall (2020-present)

Speaker, Legal Remedies, Faculty of Law, Robson Hall (2019-Present)

Speaker, Torts Law, Faculty of Law, Robson Hall (2018, 2019)

Bailey has given many presentations relevant to the Construction Industry and has spoken on the following issues and topics:

  • The Builders’ Liens Act with a focus on lien issues and trust claims
  • Drafting and interpretation construction contracts including CCDC 2, CCDC 5A, CCDC 5B, CCDC 14, CCDC 17, CCDC 30
  • Tendering and procurement
  • Dispute resolution mechanism for construction disputes and claims
  • Drafting consultant agreements (architects and engineers)
  • Amendments to the Builders’ Liens Act (Manitoba)
  • Cross-Canada construction matters

Bailey has also given presentations on the following topics:

  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Genetic discrimination in litigation



  • Manitoba