Our firm provides plaintiff and defence litigation services to the domestic and international legal community with a focus on the primary practice areas required of small to medium scale businesses and organizations.

Hodder Barristers applies its experience to meeting our clients’ needs. We favour creative, problem-solving strategies. Our staunch advocacy proves itself over and again. We provide you with solutions that work.

Expertise

Appellate Advocacy

Our firm has acted in many appeals, often relating to lower court proceedings in which we were not involved. We have represented individuals and corporations in the Superior Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Complex Litigation

Gary Hodder acted, with notable success, in the first class action to be tried in Ontario under the province’s class action legislation. In addition to acting as lead counsel in a variety of class actions, both for plaintiffs and defendants, our firm regularly consults in matters of class action strategy.

Franchise Litigation

Our firm has experience representing franchisors and franchisees involving claims for wrongful termination, breach of contract, tortious interference, fraud and misrepresentation, rescission and other breaches of franchise legislation.

Banking Litigation

We have developed considerable expertise litigating on behalf of foreign banks and against Canadian banks. Our litigation experience includes acting for two Hong Kong banks and a Dutch bank. Our expertise includes negotiable instruments, letters of credit, security enforcement and guarantees.

Employment Law

We regularly represent both employers and employees in matters of wrongful dismissal and related matters of the enforcement of non-solicitation and non-competition agreements. Our firm has significant trial and appellate experience in these areas.

Insurance Defence

Our firm has acted for insurance companies in defending insured claims against lawyers, insurance brokers, IT professionals and employers.

Commercial Litigation

We have a long history of servicing small to medium-sized businesses, their shareholders and partners, in a variety of commercial disputes. Our firm has litigated issues arising from contracts, banking relationships, joint ventures, shareholder disagreements, insurance claims, economic torts, guarantees, fiduciary obligations, contracts of employment, franchises and shareholder agreements.

Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

We have enforced judgments from around the world in Ontario courts. We also have significant experience with issues of jurisdiction, choice of law, conflicts of law and forum conveniens.

Professional Malpractice

Our firm has significant experience litigating professional malpractice claims concerning physicians, dentists, insurance brokers, accountants, auditors, chiropractors and financial advisors.