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Credits
Substantive: 1.5
95 minutes
Published
2019
Presenter(s)
Charles Birchall
David Elliott
Andrew Ferguson
Karen Perron
James Plotkin
Anne Tardif
Dave Taylor
Source
County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA)
Provider
CPDOnline.ca
Language
English
Length
95 minutes
Price
$119.00 plus tax
CCLA 39th Civil Litigation Conference
Includes Handouts

Speakers discuss the following topics:

  • The ABCs of Appointing a Receiver
  • Contracting Out: Arbitration Clauses at the SCC
  • Liening In: Construction Lien Adjudication
  • Crossroads: Shareholder Deadlock
  • Key Markers: What Plaintiffs and Defendants in Environmental Civil Litigation Need to Know
  • Can I Trust You? An Update on Bhasin

Presenters

Charles Birchall

Charles (Chuck) Birchall, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., LL.M., is a partner at Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP and certified as an Environmental Law Specialist by the Law Society of Ontario. Chuck practices in the firms Ottawa office. Chuck has 30 years’ experience devoted exclusively to environmental law with particular expertise in contaminated land/brownfields site remediation, environmental compliance and approvals as well as environmental assessment matters. Chuck advises clients across Canada, including environmental boards and tribunals in respecting environmental assessment issues raised by mining, oil and gas and energy and infrastructure projects. He also advises on Aboriginal law and consultation in the mining, infrastructure and energy sectors. Chuck has acted and continues to act for Joint Review Panels conducting environmental assessments of oil sands projects in northern Alberta. Chuck defends clients being investigated or prosecuted for breaches of environmental laws and orders. He negotiates with environmental regulators to minimize fines and prevent orders and prosecutions against clients. Chuck also assists clients in managing environmental risk by providing advice on due diligence and compliance measures. He has extensive experience in preparing submissions and appearing on behalf of clients before Parliamentary Committees in the House of Commons and the Senate on proposed environmental legislation. Chuck is peer selected annually for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada© for Environmental Law, and was named Best Lawyers 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” for Toronto Environmental Law. He is also named annually in both the International Who’s Who Legal: Canada for Environment and the International Who’s Who of Environmental Lawyers. Chuck is a frequent speaker at the Canadian Bar Association and other legal and industry conferences. He received his LL.B. from Queen’s University and his LL.M. in Common Law from the University of Ottawa. Chuck is called to the Bar in Ontario, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.

David Elliott

David is the Department Head of the Dentons Ottawa Litigation and Dispute Resolution group. David is also the principal contact of the National ADR Group for the Ottawa office. David’s practice includes a wide variety of business litigation disputes, with a focus on disputes arising from asset and share purchase transactions, employment related disputes, claims regarding intellectual property and confidential information, professional negligence and negligent misrepresentation, defamation, lease disputes, and insurance matters. He is certified as a specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada. He received his LLB from the University of New Brunswick in 1997 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1999. David is a member, Past Director, and Past President (Ottawa Chapter), of the ADR Institute of Ontario. He’s actively involved in the community and has been a judge of the Annual University of Ottawa Negotiation Competition and a coach, at the University of Ottawa Corporate Securities Moot Team.

Andrew Ferguson

Andrew was called to the Bar in 2009 and is a partner with MBC Law. He practices civil litigation with a focus on construction law, bankruptcy and insolvency law, and general civil litigation matters. Andrew's construction law practice includes construction liens, delay and impact claims, contractual disputes, bond claims, trust claims, and deficiency claims. Andrew regularly represents suppliers, subtrades, general contractors, construction managers, and owners. With the recent changes to the Construction Act, you will often find him guest lecturing at the Ottawa Construction Association. As part of Andrew's bankruptcy and insolvency practice, he represents creditors, debtors, and trustees in bankruptcy. His general litigation experience also includes property disputes, contractual disputes, and employment matters. Andrew is constantly adjudicating disputes between his two young children with varying levels of success.

Karen Perron

Karen Perron is a Partner in the Ottawa office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2004. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation and encompasses banking litigation, bankruptcy and insolvency litigation and directors’ and officers’ liability. She is fully bilingual and has appeared before numerous courts in Ontario including in complex commercial disputes before the Commercial List sittings in Toronto. Karen regularly volunteers at Pro Bono Ontario’s Law Help Centre in the Ottawa courthouse. She also enjoys being active in the legal community, including in her role as the 2nd Vice-President of the Ontario Bar Association.

James Plotkin

James Plotkin’s advocacy focuses on intellectual property, commercial and public law litigation and arbitration (international and domestic). He has argued before the Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Court and various branches of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and taken part in various international and domestic arbitrations. James joined Caza Saikaley as an associate after articling with the firm in 2015-2016. Before returning, he served as law clerk to the Honourable Justice Richard Boivin of the Federal Court of Appeal. James obtained his LL.L., J.D., and LL.M. from the University of Ottawa. His LL.M. research focused on the implications of 3D printing on Canadian trademark law. He has published various pieces in areas including copyright, trademarks, domain name disputes and international and domestic commercial arbitration. In addition to his litigation and arbitration practice, James is involved in domain name dispute resolution, both as counsel and adjudicator. He is on Resolution Canada’s roster of domain name dispute panelists, one of the two entities authorized by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) to administer disputes within the “.ca” domain. An avid mooter in law school, James was a member of the University of Ottawa’s 2015 world champion Willem C. Vis. International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team, which he now assists in coaching. The University of Ottawa Vis Team’s 2017 win makes James the first person in the Moot’s over 25-year history to win as both a pleader and a (very proud) coach. James believes strongly in the educational value in mooting, and volunteers annually to judge at the Vis Moot in Vienna and the Capital Cup Undergraduate Moot Court Competition at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Anne Tardif

Anne Tardif is a litigation partner in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office. Fluently bilingual, she represents individuals, professionals, private companies and public entities in both English and French. Anne has a general litigation practice that cuts across practice areas including commercial and procurement matters, professional liability matters, shareholder disputes, and construction, tax, constitutional, public, agricultural and municipal law. Anne also represents health professionals in medical defence litigation and professional disciplinary proceedings. Anne has argued before all levels of court in Alberta and Ontario, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, and the Tax Court of Canada. She has represented clients in arbitrations and before administrative and regulatory tribunals, including the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board and the Ontario Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Tribunal. Originally from Montreal, Anne graduated from Dalhousie Law School where she obtained the gold medal for the highest overall mark. She started her career clerking for the Honourable Michel Bastarache at the Supreme Court of Canada. Anne has experience working in the private sector and for government as legal counsel for the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board. Anne teaches trial advocacy at the University of Ottawa and is a regular judge at the annual Laskin constitutional-administrative law moot court competition. Anne also regularly speaks on commercial law topics.

Dave Taylor

Dave Taylor is a partner at Conway Baxter Wilson LLP/s.r.l., where he has practised since 2017. David has a general civil litigation practice, with a focus on public law, appellate advocacy, minority rights and the relationship between the citizen and the State. Dave practices in English and French.

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