Bevan Brooksbank is an associate in the commercial litigation and arbitration group at Borden Ladner Gervais. He maintains a broad commercial litigation practice with an emphasis on the defence of class proceedings. He has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario, acted on arbitrations, as well as professional disciplinary tribunals. Bevan has experience in the litigation and arbitration of shareholder and contractual disputes, oppression remedy litigation, franchise disputes, and the defence of class proceedings, with a focus on the Canadian automotive sector. He has acted successfully both in obtaining, and resisting, injunctions in the banking, construction and telecommunications industries.
In 2015, Bevan acted on a client secondment to Volkswagen Group Canada reporting to the general counsel.
While attending law school, Bevan received the Rubenstein Prize for the highest standing in restitution law and graduated in the top 10% of the 2008 class.
•Board of Directors (Governance Committee), Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Publications & Presentations
•Author, An Unconscionable Thing for One to Do Towards the Other: The Doctrine of Fraudulent Concealment, The Canadian Bar Review, December 2015.
•Speaker, NADAP and Industry Arbitrations, ADR Institute of Canada Annual National Conference, October 2014.
•Author, An Unassailable Right to Speak: Class Communications, Opt-out Rights, and the Class Proceedings Act, The Canadian Class Action Review, Irwin Law, 2013.
•Author, NADAP: An ADR System in the Canadian Automobile Industry , Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Review, August 2016.
•Speaker, Dealer Litigation Update: Parent Liability, Disclosure and NADAP , BLG Automotive Industry Seminar, June 8 2016.
•Contributor, Securities Law and Practice, Borden Ladner Gervais (looseleaf)
•Author, Something More: Promoters, Advisors and secondary market class proceedings Class Action Defence Quarterly, Fall, 2016
•Member, Canadian Bar Association
•Member, Ontario Bar Association (past executive committee member, Class Actions section)
•Member, The Advocates' Society
•Member, Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History