“You’ll Never Walk Alone.”
Trevor joined Bell Temple after his Call to the Bar in 2013, was made Non-Equity Partner in 2020 and Equity Partner in 2022. Trevor is also on the firm’s Articling Committee and serves as an Articling Student Principal and Student Mentor.
Trevor has appeared before all levels of Court including written leave to appeal applications, motions and hearings at the Supreme Court of Canada. Trevor has a good record of success before the Ontario Court of Appeal and on a wide range of motions including summary judgment and contempt motions. Trevor has also successfully conducted trials in the Superior Court of Justice and the Small Claims Court. Trevor recently conducted one of the first adjudications under the Prompt Payment provisions of the Construction Act.
Trevor is a tough and determined litigator in even the most contentious of matters. Trevor has a keen eye for details and brings a thoughtful approach to highly technical and complex disputes. Trevor brings a practical and down to earth approach to every one of his files and is highly responsive to clients’ demands. Trevor is passionate about the law and takes great pride in the service he offers to his clients.
Trevor maintains a broad commercial and insurance litigation practice with a particular focus on CGL work, property disputes, product liability claims, coverage and first party losses. Trevor’s construction law practice ranges from construction lien actions to multiparty disputes related to multimillion-dollar construction projects. In addition to servicing his corporate clients, Trevor services private clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters including real estate, tort and breach of contract disputes. Trevor also handles complex motor vehicle accident, occupiers’ liability and critical injury claims.
– Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia v. Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company of Canada, 2021 SCC 47
Successfully dismissed the plaintiff’s appeal for a declaration of insurance coverage on the basis of promissory estoppel by the insurer.
– Marvelous Mario’s Inc., et al. v. St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co., et al., 2020 CanLII 13155 (SCC)
Successfully opposed the plaintiffs’ leave to appeal application.
– Marvelous Mario’s Inc. et al. v. St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co., 2018 ONSC 1365 and 2018 ONSC 3250Marvelous Mario’s Inc. et al. v. St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co., 2018 ONSC 1365 and 2018 ONSC 3250
Successfully dismissed the plaintiffs’ claims at Trial and obtained costs awards of $280,000. The plaintiffs were claiming in excess of $10M under a commercial general liability policy for a moth infestation that allegedly caused business interruption losses and the bankruptcies of related businesses. Justice Akbarali of the Toronto Commercial Court held that the plaintiffs’ alleged loses did not constitute “direct loss” and were therefore not covered under the policy. The plaintiffs’ claim for property loss for lost business equipment was also dismissed as having not been commenced within the one-year limitation period specified in the policy.
– Erland v. R.W. Tomlinson Ltd., 2019 ONCA 689
Successfully dismissed the plaintiff’s appeal after dismissing the plaintiff’s environmental damage claim for delay.
– Marvelous Mario’s Inc. v. St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co., 2019 ONCA 635
Successfully overturned the trial Judge’s decision on the application of rolling limitation periods for the plaintiff’s property loss claim for lost business equipment and a 35-year-old precedent from the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal. Successfully dismissed the plaintiff’s claim with trial costs awarded.
– Prescott v. Barbon, 2018 ONCA 504
Successfully dismissed the plaintiffs’ appeal to set aside the administrative dismissal Order and obtained costs of $17,850 over the course of the hearings. Justice Pepall on behalf of the three-judge panel of the Ontario Court of Appeal held that the Master erred in law in his application of the Reid factors and upheld the decision of Justice Kristjanson.
– Erland v. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario, 2019 ONSC 5471
Dismissed the Plaintiff’s environmental damage claim for failure to set the action down within 5 years.
– Erland v. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario, 2018 ONSC 485 and 2019 ONSC 5471
Successfully brought a motion to find the plaintiff in breach of a Court Order in an environmental damage claim and obtained a costs sanction of $5,000.
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