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Health Law

Health law covers many different issues ranging from the regulation, discipline and liability of health care professionals to the duty to accommodate persons with disabilities, in relation to their employer, and regulatory College. Health care professionals may face legal proceedings in a variety of different contexts that all relate to the same occurrence in the workplace. We provide proactive advice and defence to health care professionals.

Our experience and services include:

  • advice and representation to professionals in their dealings with employers and regulatory/licensing bodies;
  • human rights complaints and actions to enforce the rights of persons with disabilities, including the duty to accommodate;
  • policy and legal advice on professional governance, discipline issues and legislative reform;
  • representation of health care professionals in civil malpractice actions;
  • representation of health care professionals at coroner’s inquests and public inquiries; and
  • negotiations with the Ministry of Health.

Recent notable representations include:

Related Cases

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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...
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8 December 2017

Humber River Hospital v Ontario Nurses’ Association

Philip Abbink acted  for the Ontario Nurses' Association in  Humber River Hospital v Ontario Nurses’ Association, 2017 CanLII 83072 (...
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22 November 2017

E.T. and Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and Christian Legal Fellowship, Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario and Attorney General of Ontario

Kate Hughes and Lauren Sheffield act  for the Intervenor the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario in E.T. and Hamilton-Wentworth District S...
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9 June 2015

Ontario Public Service Employees Union v. Liquor Control Board of Ontario

Ontario Public Service Employees Union v. Liquor Control Board of Ontario, 2015 HRTO 766, a case involving primarily female casual employees, in which...
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26 November 2014

Ontario Nurses' Association v. Royal Ottawa Health Care Group

Ontario Nurses' Association v Royal Ottawa Health Care Group - Brockville Mental Health Centre, 2014 CanLII 75060, in which the Ontario Labour Board i...

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