Philip practices in the areas of professional regulation and labour law, primarily providing advocacy for health care professionals in grievance arbitrations and at professional Colleges. He also represents employees in investigations, quasi-criminal regulatory proceedings and at Coroners' Inquests. Philip is also the Co-managing Partner at Cavalluzzo.

In 2004, Philip graduated from the University of Toronto with a combined J.D. and M.A. in International Relations. He articled at Cavalluzzo, and then returned to practice labour arbitration, professional regulation and criminal defence work, providing representation for union members in a variety of proceedings. After living in Ireland for a few years, Philip returned to Cavalluzzo. He continues to represent both individuals and unions in diverse fora including the Labour Board, grievance arbitration, professional Colleges, Coroner's Inquests, and at all levels of courts in Ontario.

Notable Cases


  • Call to the Ontario Bar, 2005
  • University of Toronto, J.D. and M.A. in International Relations, 2004

Related Events

Event/Jun 25, 2020

Phil Abbink Speaks at Osgoode's "LTC and Retirement Homes in the Midst of a Pandemic"

Phil Abbink speaks at Osgoode's" LTC and Retirement Homes in the Midst of a Pandemic".  He will discuss  the many challenges faced by LTC an...
Event/Mar 1, 2019: 09:00 - 16:00

Phil Abbink Speaks at Labour Arbitration Advocacy: Focus on Evidence Conference

Phil Abbink speaks at the Advocates' Society Conference, "Labour Arbitration Advocacy:  Focus on Evidence."  This conference will drill down...
Event/Mar 26, 2017

Phil Abbink Speaks at "Harassment in the Workplace: Understanding the New Obligations" LSUC Conference

Phil Abbink speaks at the Law Society of Upper Canada's conference on "Harassment in the Workplace: Understanding The New Obligations". He will b...

Related Publications

Article/1 December 2006

Reporting Obligations: When Professionals Need to Make Reports

Under a number of different statutes, professionals are faced with the difficult duty of having to report certain kinds of misconduct by their colleag...
Article/1 March 2006

The Constitutional Guarantee Against Unreasonable Search & Seizure

The statutory regimes that govern regulated health professionals and teachers are created by legislation. The Regulated Health Professions Act (&ldquo...
Article/1 November 2005

Professionals and Multiple Proceedings: A Summary of the “Sclater” Decision

In the recent case of The Simcoe County Board of Education and Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (Sclater Grievance) (2005), 140 L.A.C....


Case/24 April 2020

Superior Court Judgment - ONA v Eatonville and Henley

A team of Cavalluzzo lawyers obtained an interlocutory injunction on behalf of ONA requiring four long-term care facilities to comply with government...
Case/6 September 2018

St. Michael's Hospital v. Ontario Nurses' Association, CANLII 82519

Kate Hughes, Philip Abbink  and Tyler Boggs act for the Ontario Nurses' Association in  St. Michael's Hospital v. Ontario Nurses' Associatio...
Case/18 December 2017

Mount Sinai Hospital v Ontario Nurses’ Association

Philip Abbink acted for  the Ontario Nurses' Association in  Mount Sinai Hospital v Ontario Nurses’ Association.
Case/7 November 2017

Inquest Into the Death of Nokolaos Mpelos

Counsel to ONA in Coroner's Inquest into the Death of Nokolaos Mpelos