Paul Bates

Barrister, counsel to the firm - Toronto and London

Paul specializes in complex commercial litigation, class actions and appeals.

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Called to the Bar in 1983

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About Paul

Paul Bates has extensive experience in high-stakes business litigation, class actions, and appeals. In his 30 years of professional experience, Paul has appeared at all levels of the Canadian court system, including the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada, generating countless reported decisions.

Paul has extensive experience in the full range of interlocutory and permanent extraordinary remedies, including mandatory and prohibitory injunctions, Anton Pillar orders, Mareva injunctions, Norwich Pharmacal orders, receiverships, judicial review applications and special statutory remedies. Paul is experienced in complex international reinsurance claims and disputes.

Paul is a frequent presenter at continuing legal education programs sponsored by The Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Advocates Society and commercial providers of CLE. Paul’s papers have been published in numerous professional journals, including the prestigious Advocates Quarterly, on diverse topics.


Masters of Law, E-Commerce, York University Bachelor of Laws, University of Toronto

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