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Christopher R. Martyr

Partner

Christopher has a general insurance defence litigation practice and has acted on behalf of insurers on various personal injury, general liability, property and subrogation matters in addition to providing opinions on insurance coverage issues. Christopher has been involved in trials, appeals and motions before the various levels of court in Ontario and appearances before various administrative tribunals.

Christopher has written articles and has spoken at seminars for corporate clients on several insurance issues.

He was called to the Ontario Bar in February 2002 and received his BA (Honours), with a Specialization in Public Policy and Administration at York University, followed by law school at Queen's University.

Christopher received his BA (Honours), with a Specialization in Public Policy and Administration at York University.

Christopher obtained his LL.B from Queen’s University¬† and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002.

Lectures

In 2008 Christopher lectured at the University of Toronto teaching a course on the Legal Environment of Business.

 

Publications

Understanding the Contractors Duty to Defend – Ecounsel Issue #35, December 2010

Chris is a member of:

  • The Canadian Bar Association
  • The Advocates Society
  • The Canadian Defence Lawyers Association
  • The Canadian Association of Black Lawyers

W. (D.) v. White.  2001 CarswellOnt 5892 (Ont. Superior Ct.)

Tai Foong International Ltd. v. Lombard Canada Ltd. 2002 35 C.C.L.I. (3d) 254 (Ont. Ct. of Appeal)

Wright v. Wal-Mart Canada Corp. 2010 CarswellOnt 3517 (Ont. Superior Ct.)

Agius v Home Depot Holdings Inc. 2011 ONCA 686 (Ont. Ct. of Appeal)

Brule v. Loblaws Inc. 2011 ONSC 07546 (Ont. Superior Ct.)