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Overview

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Hugh Brown is a Partner at Bell Temple and joined the firm after his Call to the Bar. He is widely recognized as one of the leading defence trial lawyers across the province, and has an exemplary record of success in over 100 trials. He is a tough and determined litigator, with an uncanny ability to relate to juries. His cross-examination technique is known for its incisiveness. He regularly argues trials, motions, applications, etc. in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and has also represented his clients at the Divisional Court and Court of Appeal.

Hugh is regularly retained as lead counsel for some of the largest restaurant and grocery store chains and automobile insurers in the country. His litigation practice covers the areas of occupiers’ liability, restaurant/tavern liability, tort motor vehicle accidents, fatality claims, UMC and 44R claims, product liability, duty to defend/indemnify, and structured settlements.

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Career & Education

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U of T Trinity College .Osgoode Hall Law School
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Client Work

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1. Amayo (Estate Administratrix of) v. Mawji, 81 O.R. (3d) 167
2. Van Dyke v. Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre, [2003] O.J. No. 3047
3. Youkhana v. Bell, [2000] O.J. No. 1290
4. Omer v. Leko, [1997] O.J. No. 4197
5. Harrison v. Antonopoulos, [2001] O.J. No. 341
6. Burke v. Behan, [2004] O.J. No. 5245
7. Hall v. Schmidt, 2001 CanLII 28008 (ON SC)
8. D'Amico Estate v. York Region Standard Condominium Corp. #1017, [2013] O.J. No. 2671
9. Davis v. Cooper, [2010] O.J. No. 3309
10. Toner (Litigation Guardian of) v. Toner Estate (Ont. Ct. (Gen. Div.)), [1992] O.J. No. 916
11. All-Pak Processing Ltd. v. Guardian Insurance Co. of Canada, [1993] O.J. No. 1790
12. Ambrosie v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co., [2002] O.J. No. 67
13. Hagyard v. Keele Plumbing & Heating Ltd., [1988] O.J. No. 1777
14. Mohamed (Litigation guardian of) v. McGivern, [2009] O.J. No. 17
15. Raman v. Sehmbi, [1990] O.J. No. 1184
16. Guardian Insurance Company of Canada v. Pilot Insurance Company., [1987] I.L.R. 1-2257
17. Szarfer v. Sztybll, [1998] O.J. No. 380
18. Lloyd's Underwriters v. National Armoured Ltd., [1996] O.J. No. 4187
19. Patterson v. Hussey, [1997] O.J. No. 1897
20. Ali v. Consalvo, [2009] O.J. No. 487
21. Crangle v. Kelsey, [2003] O.J. No. 2186
22. Longarini (Litigation Guardian of) v. Zuliani, [1995] O.J. No. 2881
23. Wildridge v. Grimm, [2005] O.J. No. 2406
24. Lehndorff Property Management Ltd. v. Allendale Mutual Insurance Co., [2005] O.J. No. 4746
25. Mannina v. Corio, [1998] O.J. No. 4291
26. Baines v. ING Halifax Insurance, [2006] O.J. No. 1799
27. Co-operators General Insurance Co. v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co., [1986] O.J. No. 320
28. Elms v. Trust Can Property Corp., [2002] O.J. No. 1689
29. Melnitchouk v. Hannah, [1999] O.J. No. 2876
30. Barry v. Crozier, [2006] O.J. No. 936
31. Faibish v. Yonge Lawrence Toyota Ltd., [1988] O.J. No. 2960
32. Jones v. Denomme, [1994] O.J. No. 611
33. Terry v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co., [2001] O.F.S.C.I.D. No. 102
34. Howell v. Wamboldt et al, 2012 ONSC 3955 (CanLII)
35. AD v HG, 2013 CanLII 59792
36. Royal Bank of Canada v. North Waterloo Farmers Mutual Insurance Co., 1992 CanLII 7545 (ON SC)
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Speaking Engagements

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Tricks of the Trade
Presentation Strategies and Tactics for Defending slip and Fall Cases before Juries
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