Leader in municipal liability law
Defending Ontario’s municipalities

Municipal Liability

“Defending Ontario’s Municipalities”

Paterson MacDougall is a recognized leader in Municipal Defence. The members of this litigation practice group are regularly consulted by municipalities, school boards, police forces, other public entities, the insurance industry and professional colleagues seeking advice about municipal liability, coverage and risk management. Paterson MacDougall has represented parties both at trial and appeal, in many of Ontario’s leading cases. Team members give lectures and teach classes annually on current topics affecting this area of law, and have authored the leading Canada-wide publication on municipal liability, The Law of Municipal Liability in Canada.


  • Advice and opinions with respect to liability, coverage and risk management.
  • Representation as counsel at Trial and Appeals
  • Assistance in the drafting and review of by-laws, tenders and contracts
  • Appearances before Administrative Tribunals, including the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and the Fire Safety Commission
  • Related municipal law services

For more information, please contact a Paterson MacDougall municipal liability law specialist or call (416) 366-9607

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