Appeals require a unique blend of legal expertise, tenacity, and strategic thinking. Our seasoned team of lawyers is committed to delivering unparalleled representation in all types of appeals. Whether you are seeking to overturn a lower court’s decision or safeguard a hard-earned favourable verdict, you can trust our team to guide you through every step of the appellate process.

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Why hire us:

  • We are happy both to work with trial counsel and to provide independent opinions regarding the prospects of appeal.
  • We have appeared in a wide range of appeals, including serious medical malpractice and
    personal injury cases, commercial cases and criminal matters.
  • Ryan successfully persuaded the Supreme Court of Canada to overturn the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in Armstrong v Ward in 2021.
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Ravenda Homes Ltd. v. 1372708 Ontario Inc., 2017 ONCA 834

Appeal and cross-appeal from summary judgment decision in construction case involving the development of a subdivision. Ryan acted for the builder.

Assn. of Professional Engineers of Ontario v. Lim, 2011 ONSC 5789 (Div. Ct.)

Appeal by engineer of costs decision following successful defence of discipline case. Ryan acted for the engineer

Armstrong v Ward, 2021 SCC 1

Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada of an Ontario Court of Appeal decision setting aside the trial judge’s liability finding. Ryan acted for the plaintiff, who was successful at overturning the Court of Appeal’s decision

Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and that the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.

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“Ryan handled the appeals in the Armstrong case to the Ontario Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada, ensuring justice for our client and setting an important legal precedent. Ryan has excellent legal instincts and is calm under pressure. He is pragmatic, intelligent and practices the law with integrity. He is an exceptional lawyer and his clients are lucky to have him.”

Jan M.