Owen Bourns: Lawyer with Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.

Owen Bourns


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Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Administrative Tribunals
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Commercial
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Tax
  • Real Estate
  • Construction Law
  • Mortgage Enforcement
  • Personal Legal Needs
  • Insolvency & Bankruptcy
University Trent University, B.A., 2005
Law SchoolUniversity of Ottawa, LL.B., 2008
Admitted2009, Ontario


•Law Society of Upper Canada
•Canadian Bar Association
•Ontario Bar Association
•County of Carleton Law Association


As an associate in the Litigation Group at Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall, Owen Bourns acts for a wide variety of clients including individuals and companies from many different industries. Owen's diverse civil litigation practice includes an emphasis in the areas of defamation and libel, commercial, corporate and construction law. He has significant experience in legal drafting, legal research, and representing clients before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal and in Arbitrations.

Owen combines his civil litigation experience and entrepreneurial spirit with the fundamental understanding that all client matters require tact, dedication and a willingness to look for creative solutions to complicated legal questions. A graduate of the University of Ottawa law program, Owen gained valuable experience volunteering at the Community Legal Aid Clinic. As a teaching assistant in the University of Ottawa's alternative dispute resolution program, Owen acted as a mentor, guide and instructor. That background has instilled in him the critical ability as a litigator to focus on the underlying, sometimes hidden, issues on which a case hinges.

Owen Bourns reflects the Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall tradition of seeking out the next generation of top legal talent from our community. Owen first joined Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall as a summer student in 2007. He accepted a position in our Litigation Group in 2009.


• Contractor/Sub-Contractor Entitlement to Payment for 'Extras , Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, www.perlaw.ca, January 29, 2016.
•Worldwide injunction against Google confirmed by BCCA , Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, www.perlaw.ca, September 27, 2015.
• Supreme Court Confirms Duty to Perform Contracts Honestly , Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, www.perlaw.ca, March 2015.
• Enforceability of Letters of Intent and Memorandums of Understanding , Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, www.perlaw.ca, March 2014.
• Oppression Remedy for Third Party Security Holders and Creditors , Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, www.perlaw.ca, August 2013.
• Damages for Online Defamation , Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, www.perlaw.ca, March 2013.
• Emergency Injunctive Relief By Ontario Courts , Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, www.perlaw.ca, February 2012.
• Possessory Title, the “new” Adverse Possession , Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall website, www.perlaw.ca, June 15, 2011
• Non-Competition Clauses In The Purchase Or Sale Of A Business , Ottawa Business Journal, December 2009.


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Contractor / Sub-Contractor entitlement to payment for “Extras”
Owen Bourns, February 1, 2016
In a "fixed price" or "stipulated price" contract the contractor has agreed, by way of successful bid or non-bid agreement, to perform the work set out in the contract documents (which would include tender documents) for a fixed price. [Note the term contractor will be used...

Worldwide Injunction Against Google Confirmed by BCCA
Owen Bourns, October 16, 2015
On June 11th the British Columbia Court of Appeal released its decision in Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Google Inc. 1, wherein the Court confirmed the chambers judge’s motion decision granting a worldwide injunction against Google, a non-party to the main action, that prohibits it from...

Supreme Court Confirms Duty to Perform Contracts Honestly
Owen Bourns, April 9, 2015
The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Bhasin v. Hrynew enshrined into Canada’s common law the concept of a “duty of to perform contracts honestly”. Take note that this case is not about a duty to negotiate an agreement in good faith, but rather concerns performance...
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Owen Bourns

1400-340 Albert Street
OttawaON K1R 0A5

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