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At Bell Temple LLP, our strength lies in the capabilities of our lawyers. Long-tenured and innovative in their approach, our Partners are recognized as being highly skilled trial counsel with the experience to handle even the most complex disputes, including multi-party litigation.

Commercial and General Litigation

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Appellate Work

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We have considerable experience handling matters before all appellate courts, including the Divisional Court, Court of Appeal for Ontario, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Our lawyers are routinely retained to address complex issues arising from trial decisions, summary judgment motions, commercial disputes, and coverage concerns. Our appellate advocacy group has been involved in arguing some of the leading cases affecting the insurance industry and the practice of litigation.

Class Actions

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Bell Temple approaches complex, class action claims with imagination and determination. Where appropriate, we use joint defence strategies to negotiate multi-party settlements and to respond to certification motions.

Construction Litigation

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Bell Temple LLP represents clients from all sectors of the construction industry in a broad-range of construction disputes.  We routinely act for developers, owners, contractors, subtrades, material suppliers, design professionals and insurers in disputes related to:

Contract interpretation or application;

Delay and deficiency claims;

Claims for extras;

• Warranty claims;

• Professional liability claims;

• Non payment;

• Construction Lien claims;

• Insurance related matters;

• Injury as a result of design or construction issues; and

• Residential renovations.

When we deal with a dispute, we seek to understand our clients’ goals and wishes and offer strategic options for resolution or litigation.  We frequently resolve disputes through negotiation, mediation or arbitration.  If resolution is not possible or practical, we litigate efficiently and in a practical manner.

Drone Law

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As part of our technology focus, we have legal advisory experience in the area of Drones from a commercial and healthcare perspective. We work with clients who are innovators in the area of Drones and healthcare.

We partnered with EDIT (Expo for Design. Innovation. & Technology) which took place in Toronto in October 2017, where Katherine Kolnhofer curated and hosted a panel on the use of Drones (UAVs) in facilitating healthcare initiatives, which included Transport Canada. She explored the various liability risks, privacy concerns and insurance coverage issues. The EXPO was an international event which partnered with the UNDP and was supported by high profile sponsors and world renowned innovators.

As Drones enter the commercial and healthcare market, Canada is developing a Regulatory framework to address the privacy and liability risks, and is mandating liability insurance for Drone operators. Insurers are also seeking to utilize Drones to monitor and assess losses in catastrophic environmental situations or difficult to reach loss zones. Emerging, is the use of Drones by organizations in specialized industries such as mining, oil and gas to monitor equipment for the purposes of loss prevention and mitigation.

In Canada, UAV operators must apply for a Special Flights Operations Certificate (SFOC), follow the rules in the Canadian Aviation Regulations, respect the Criminal Code, and adhere to any applicable municipal, provincial, and territorial laws that may apply. We provide legal support to our clients at every stage of UAV operations, from application through to Regulatory compliance.

Environmental Litigation- Oil Spills and Leaks

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Our lawyers have experience handling claims involving environmental contamination, oil spills/leaks, and remediation efforts.

Municipal Liability

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We are regularly retained by various municipalities across Ontario to provide skilled advocacy and sound advice in claims arising out of public sector liability, including public transit accidents and maintenance/repair of outdoor parks and public grounds.

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Litigation

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We act on behalf of both employers and employees, in claims involving wrongful dismissal, workplace harassment, negotiating terminations, and human rights violations.

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At Bell Temple LLP, our strength lies in the capabilities of our lawyers. Long-tenured and innovative in their approach, our Partners are recognized as being highly skilled trial counsel with the experience to handle even the most complex disputes, including multi-party litigation.

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