Tom Curry: Lawyer with Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP

Tom Curry

Phone416-865-3096

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Practice Areas

  • Appeals
  • Arbitration
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Competition
  • Intellectual Property
  • Professional Liability and Regulation
  • Public and Administrative
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 416-865-3096
Facsimile: 416-865-9010
http://www.litigate.com/TomCurry
 
University University of Waterloo, B.E.S., Urban Planning, 1981
 
Law SchoolOsgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 1984
 
Admitted1986, Ontario
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities

International Academy of Trial Lawyers
American College of Trial Lawyers
fellow
Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR)
Honourary Member
The Advocates' Society
Ontario Bar Association
Civil Litigation Section
Class Actions Law Section
Criminal Justice Section
Health Law Section
Nipissing University
Board of Governors

 
Biography

TOM CURRY is a partner at Lenczner Slaght.

Widely recognized as a leading trial and appellate counsel, Tom has a long record of success in high-profile commercial litigation. He represents private and public sector clients in class actions, arbitrations, business disputes, administrative law, judicial review, intellectual property and professional liability at both the trial and appellate levels. He appears before all levels of court and tribunals in Ontario, and maintains a successful appellate practice. Tom appears before the Ontario Court of Appeal and has appeared in the Manitoba Court of Appeal, the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

He is a contributing editor of Corporate Liability, a journal devoted to examining issues of liability under criminal and regulatory law. He is also a regular speaker on a wide variety of subjects relating to trial practice and substantive law.

Recognition

Lexpert Zenith Award (2014)
Corporate Commercial Litigation
Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2012 - 2014)
Class Actions, Litigation - Corporate Commercial, Litigation - Securities, Medical Negligence, Professional Liability
Who's Who Legal: 5th Edition (2014)
Canada's Leading Business Lawyers
Best Lawyers (2015)
Toronto Lawyer of the Year in Health Care Law
Chambers Global (2012 - 2015)
Dispute Resolution: Ontario: Canada
The Lexpert /American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (2012 - 2015)
Corporate Commercial Litigation
Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada (2013, 2014)
Class Actions, Corporate Commercial, Securities
Lexpert Ranked Litigators, Report on Business Special Edition (2013, 2014)
Best Lawyers (2006 - 2015)
Administrative and Public Law, Appellate Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Class Action Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, Legal Malpractice Law, Medical Negligence, Personal Injury Litigation
Who's Who Legal (2013, 2014)
Commercial Litigation
The Legal 500 (2014)
Dispute Resolution
Benchmark Canada (2012-2015)
Local Litigation Star - Ontario, Litigation Star- Canada, Arbitration, Litigation Star - Canada, Class Action
The Law Society of Upper Canada
Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation
Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent Peer Rating
Practical Law Company
Ontario - Dispute Resolution

News & Media

MEDIA COVERAGE

SCC clarifies merger review requirements
Tom Curry was quoted in the Lawyers Weekly on February 6, 2015 in relation to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Tervita Corp. v. Canada (Commissioner of Competition).

NEWS RELEASE

Divisional Court Dismisses Groia Appeal
Tom Curry, Jaan Lilles and Andrew Porter acted as counsel for the Law Society of Upper Canada.

MEDIA COVERAGE

Supreme Court says mergers can't block future competition
Tom Curry was quoted in the Financial Post on January 23, 2015 in regards to the Supreme Court of Canada ruling in Tervita Corp. v. Canada (Commissioner of Competition).

MEDIA COVERAGE

Colleagues defend Bre-X lawyer in Law Society fight
Tom Curry and Jaan Lilles were quoted in the Toronto Star on January 9, 2015.

NEWS RELEASE

Lenczner Slaght Remains at the Centre of the Lexpert Bull's-Eye
Canada's leading litigation practice is once again ranked #1 in The 2015 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.

NEWS RELEASE

Premier practice comprised of Toronto's premier litigators
Legal 500 Canada recommends Lenczner Slaght in Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Labour and Employment Law.

NEWS RELEASE

A Leader in Cross-Border Litigation
14 Lenczner Slaght litigators ranked in Lexpert 2014 Guide to the Leading U.S/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada.

NEWS RELEASE

Recognized as Canada's Leading Litigators
Lenczner Slaght Lawyers listed in the year-end Lexpert Special Edition published in conjunction with Report on Business magazine.

MEDIA COVERAGE

Jim Armitage: Barclays and Montreal pension-fund fiasco
Tom Curry was quoted in The Independent on November 13, 2014 on Barclays Bank v. Metcalfe & Mansfield (Devonshire Trust).

NEWS RELEASE

Lenczner Slaght Lawyer is a Recipient of the 2014 Zenith Award
Tom Curry is recognized for demonstrating excellence and thought leadership.

MEDIA COVERAGE

Art of the Case: How the Chatr Wireless case avoided incivility despite the high stakes
Tom Curry, Jaan Lilles and Paul-Erik Veel were quoted in the September, 2014 issue of Lexpert Magazine in relation to Commissioner of Competition v. Rogers Communications Inc. et al.

NEWS RELEASE

23 Lenczner Slaght Lawyers Ranked Among the Best
Nearly half of the firm's 49 lawyers are ranked as leading practitioners and two named Lawyer of the Year in the latest Best Lawyers Directory.

NEWS RELEASE

Lenczner Slaght Lawyers Recognized in Litigation
Six of the firm's lawyers are ranked in Who's Who Legal: Litigation 2014.

NEWS RELEASE

Lenczner Slaght Increases Rankings in 2014 Lexpert Directory
Canada's leading litigation practice continues to add new names to the list.

MEDIA COVERAGE

It's game on in bet-the-company litigation
Tom Curry has been quoted in an article on canadianlawyermag.com where he was joined by the Honourable Justice Colin L. Campbell, Q.C. and Greg MacKenzie, General Counsel for 407ETR on a panel at the April 7, 2014 CCCA National Conference moderated by Marguerite Ethier.

NEWS RELEASE

Lenczner Slaght Tops Chambers Global Ranking

Canada's leading litigation practice remains in Band 1 for 12 th consecutive year.

MEDIA COVERAGE

Ruling a Relief to Lawyers Asked For Friendly Advice
Tom Curry was quoted in this Law Times article on March 10, 2014, following his interview with Julius Melnitzer.

NEWS RELEASE

Lenczner Slaght is at the Centre of the Lexpert Bull's-Eye
Canada's leading litigation practice is once again ranked #1 in The 2014 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.

NEWS RELEASE

Lenczner Slaght Included in Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Guide
Ten of the firm's lawyers are ranked in the year-end Lexpert 2013 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada.

NEWS RELEASE

Lenczner Slaght Lawyers among Canada's Leading Litigators

Lenczner Slaght lawyers recognized in the year-end Lexpert Special Edition published in conjunction with Report on Business magazine.

NEWS RELEASE

Tom Curry inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers

NEWS RELEASE

Lenczner Slaght Lawyers Ranked Among the Best
Canada's leading litigation practice has 22 professionals in the 2014 Best Lawyers list.

NEWS RELEASE

Lenczner Slaght in Top Tier and 11 Lawyers Ranked as Stars
Canada's leading litigation practice also wins two national impact cases.

NEWS RELEASE

Law Society Prosecution - Penalty Hearing
Tom Curry acts as prosecutor for the Law Society of Upper Canada in the prosecution of Joe Groia for incivility.

NEWS RELEASE

Lenczner Slaght Lawyers Win Top Peer Ratings
Recognized by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as leading practitioners.

MEDIA COVERAGE

Canadian Lawyer's Top 10 Litigation Boutiques
Lenczner Slaght included in the list of Canadian Lawyer's Top 10 Litigation Boutiques. As found by a survey completed by Canadian Lawyer Magazine.

NEWS RELEASE

Lenczner Slaght Achieves Top Ranking
Lenczner Slaght in the top band of Canadian litigation practices.

MEDIA COVERAGE

Ruling on bank speaks to contract honesty
Tom Curry, Monique Jilesen and Brendan Gray, counsel to Devonshire Trust, successfully defended against a $1.2 billion claim by Barclays Bank PLC.

MEDIA COVERAGE

Barclays loses legal battle over ABCP
Tom Curry, Monique Jilesen and Brendan Gray, counsel to Devonshire Trust, successfully defended against a $1.2 billion claim by Barclays Bank PLC.

NEWS RELEASE

Canadian Lawyer's list of the top 10 boutique firms in litigation
Receiving by far the most mentions from Bay Street lawyers and in-house counsel, Lenczner Slaght is clearly the top pick when it comes to Toronto litigation boutiques.

MEDIA COVERAGE

Campbell says referee 'couldn't cut it' in NHL
Tom Curry represents former NHL referee in his battle for reinstatement.

Publications and Presentations

PRESENTATION

Cross-Border Issues for Litigators
Tom Curry and Linda Fuerst will be speaking at this Advocates' Society Program in which Peter Griffin will be co-chairing held on June 12, 2015.

PRESENTATION

The Advocate Matters: 14th Annual Spring Symposium
Tom Curry and Linda Fuerst are among the distinguished guest speakers at the Advocates' Society professional development and networking event for civil litigators held on April 29, 2015. This program features current updates, valuable strategies and innovative tools civil litigators need to excel in their practice.

PRESENTATION

The Oatley McLeish Guide to Motor Vehicle Litigation
Tom Curry will be speaking at the Law Society of Upper Canada's Program on the Ethics of Disclosure of Information, Experts' Opinions, Affidavits of Documents, Emails and Drafts, etc.

PRESENTATION

2015 Courthouse Series: Challenging Credibility
Tom Curry will be chairing the Advocates' Society program held on February 12, 2015. This program will provide dynamic live and video demonstrations of attacking and defending credibility of both lay and expert witnesses.

PRESENTATION

Civil Trials Symposium
Tom Curry will be speaking at the Advocates' Society program on Trial Planning and Management held on January 28, 2015.

PRESENTATION

11th Annual Obstetrical Malpractice: A Survival Guide for 2015
Tom Curry will be speaking at Mount Sinai's annual program on Two Legal Cases from the Last Year that Should Change your Practice.

PRESENTATION

Evidence for Litigators
Tom Curry will be co-chairing this program at the Advocates' Society on November 26, 2014. This program is part of the Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program.

PRESENTATION

Expert Evidence for Litigators
Tom Curry will be a speaker at the Law Society of Upper Canada's program Expert Evidence for Litigators taking place on November 7, 2014. Tom will be speaking on The New Expert Rules: To What Extent Have They Changed the Landscape.

PRESENTATION

Practice Management Essentials: Managing Your Way to Trial Success
Tom Curry will be speaking at The Advocates' Society Practice Management Essentials program on May 23, 2014.

PRESENTATION

A Bird's Eye View of High Stakes Litigation
Tom Curry and Marguerite Ethier will be joined by the Honourable Justice Colin L. Campbell, Q.C. and Greg MacKenzie, General Counsel for 407ETR on a panel at the April 7, 2014 CCCA National Conference. The panel will share stories of high stakes litigation in the context of public and private enterprise. Conference attendees will learn strategies for success, a practical guide to navigate the litigation process when it arises, and the tips about litigation risk management.

PRESENTATION

Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program - Evidence for Litigators
Tom Curry co-chairs the Evidence for Litigators session in the Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program at The Advocates' Society.

PRESENTATION

The Experts of Expert Evidence
Tom Curry is a panelist on the use of expert evidence in court at a discussion hosted by ASAP Reporting Services, on October 2, 2013.

PRESENTATION

Kernicterus: Medical and Legal Aspects
Tom Curry presents on the topic at the 3 rd Biennial Conference on Brain Injury in Children, sponsored by SickKids, held in Toronto July 9-11, 2013.

PRESENTATION

Effective Use of the Commercial List
Tom Curry presents with The Hon. Justice Frank Newbould on the topic at The Osgoode Short Course in Debtor-Creditor Litigation.

PRESENTATION

9th Annual Conference on Crown Liability
Tom Curry presents on the Practical Economics of Litigating For or Against the Crown at the conference hosted by Osgoode Professional Development Centre.

PRESENTATION

Obstetric Ultrasound: Setting the Standard for 2013
Tom Curry presents on the topic at a conference hosted by the University of Toronto and Mount Sinai Hospital.

PRESENTATION

Cross-examination: Strategies for Success
Tom Curry co-chairs on the topic at The Advocates' Society conference.

PRESENTATION

9th Annual Obstetrical Malpractice: A Survival Guide for 2013
Tom Curry presents on the topic at a conference hosted by Mount Sinai Hospital.

PRESENTATION

Witness Impeachment: How, Why and Hard Learned Lessons
Tom Curry presented on the topic at the 2012 Spring Symposium hosted by The American College of Trial Lawyers and The Advocates' Society.

PRESENTATION

Litigation and Enforcement Issues
Tom Curry presented on the topic at the 32nd Annual Securities Law Practitioners' Conference 2012. The conference was hosted by Insight.

PRESENTATION

The Role of Counsel
Tom Curry demonstrates the role of Counsel in the Expert Evidence Demo during Osgoode's 8th Annual Conference: Evidence Law for the Civil Litigator.

PRESENTATION

E-Discovery for Government
Tom Curry presented on the topic at the Federated Press held in Ottawa.

PRESENTATION

Best Practices for Dealing with Litigation Holds Establishing an E-Document Retention Policy Framework
Tom Curry presents at the E-Discovery for Government Event.

PRESENTATION

Brain Injuries in Children: Intrapartum Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury: Are the ACOG Criteria/Guidelines Outdated? A Critical Evolution
Tom Curry presented at the 2nd International Symposium on the topic.

PRESENTATION

The Evolving Role of Experts in Legal Action
Tom Curry presented on the topic at the National Health Law Summit held at the Canadian Bar Association.

PRESENTATION

Effective Advocacy in Disciplinary Proceedings
Tom Curry presented on the topic at the Toronto Law Association.

PRESENTATION

Time to Deliver: Is there anything magical about the 30 (or 8, 15, 12 or 6) minute rule?
Tom Curry presented on the topic at the 8th Annual Obstetrical Malpractice: A Survival Guide for 2012.

PUBLICATION

Exploring the Limits of Public Interest
Curry, T. and Morris, K. Exploring the Limits of Public Interest. The Lawyers Weekly, December 10, 2010.

 
Reported CasesLaw Society of Upper Canada v. Groia; Counsel to the Law Society of Upper Canada in the prosecution of a lawyer for professional misconduct. A three member panel of the Divisional Court affirmed the decision of an Appeal Panel of the Law Society of Upper Canada that found the lawyer had committed acts of professional misconduct. The Panel also confirmed his penalty of a one month suspension and its $200,000 cash award in favour of the law society. Moore v. Getahun; Counsel for the defendant in an appeal in which the Court of Appeal provides important guidance on the interaction of counsel in the preparation of expert reports and the limits on the production at trial of information from an expert witness's file. College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario v. Federation of Ontario Traditional Chinese Medicine Association et al. Counsel to the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario in an Application against respondent organizations and individuals for declarations that the respondents breached the Regulated Health Professions Act. Interim injunctions against the respondents obtained. 407 ETR Concession Company Limited v. Day; Successful motion to determine a question of law that no limitation period expired prior to the commencement of the action by 407 ETR, under the appropriateness requirement of the discoverability provisions in the Limitations Act, 2002, S.O. 2002, c.24. Toronto Transit Commision ats. Chen; Counsel to the defendant Toronto Transit Commission in the trial of a claim for damages for injuries arising out of a pedestrian collision. Law Society of Upper Canada v. Victor Nnamdi Opara; Counsel to the Law Society of Uppper Canada in a successful appeal of a decision concerning unprofessional conduct by a barrister. Law Society of Upper Canada v. Dorothy Elizabeth DeMerchant and Darren Elliot Sukonik; Counsel to the Law Society of Upper Canada in successfully defending a motion for production of prosecution documents on the basis of a claim of abuse of process. Inukshuk Wireless Partnership v. 4253311 Canada Inc. et al; Counsel to the defendants in an action on a motion to dismiss or stay the action for lack of jurisdiction. Barclays Bank v. Metcalfe & Mansfield (Devonshire Trust); Counsel to Devonshire Trust in a case arising out of the disruption of the Canadian Asset Backed Commercial Paper market in August, 2007. The Court of Appeal affirmed the trial judge's decision and found that Barclays' notice terminating the swap transaction was invalid because of Barclays' misrepresentation and bad faith. Read Lexpert's Significant Matters summary. Southcott Estates Inc. v. Toronto Catholic District School Board; Counsel for appellant/respondent on cross-appeal, Southcott Estates Inc., on matter heard before the Supreme Court of Canada regarding the duty to mitigate losses and the availability of the remedy of specific performance in a breach of contract action. Read Lexpert's Significant Matters summary. Sheridan Chevrolet Cadillac Ltd. v. Kyungshin-Lear Sales and Engineering; Counsel to defendant in a multi-jurisdictional class action involving alleged price-fixing among automotive parts manufacturers. Commissioner of Competition v. Rogers Communications Inc. et al. Counsel to the Commissioner of Competition in an application against Rogers Communications Inc. and Chatr Wireless Inc. relating to misleading advertising under the Deceptive Marketing Practices provisions of the Competition Act. The application involved a constitutional challenge to certain provisions of the Competition Act by the respondents. The Superintendent of Bankruptcy v 407 ETR Concession Company Ltd. and In the Matter of the Bankruptcy of David Moore; Counsel to 407 ETR before the Supreme Court of Canada in a division of powers case regarding the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act. Warren v. National Hockey League; Counsel to the successful applicant referee, who was terminated by the National Hockey League, on a motion to set aside or vary an Order quashing his affidavit which had been filed in support of his application for judicial review of the decision of the Ontario Labour Relations Board. Goodman v. Viljoen; Counsel to defendant physician in a compromised infant medical negligence action at trial and on appeal (leave to Supreme Court of Canada refused). Chiang (Trustee of) v. Chiang; Counsel to defendants in contempt proceedings and on appeal relating to an underlying commercial dispute in one of the leading cases on civil contempt.
 
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