Toronto Commercial Litigation Lawyer Christopher W. Statham
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EDUCATION: University of New Brunswick and the University of Toronto
ASSOCIATIONS: Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Defence Lawyers Association.

Christopher W. Statham

B.A., M.A., LL.B.

Toronto Commercial Litigator

Commercial litigator Christopher Statham is a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.A. & M.A in Philosophy) and the University of New Brunswick (LL.B). He completed his articles with Devry Smith Frank LLP and was called to the bar in 2011.

While at the University of New Brunswick Christopher, honed his advocacy skills as a participant in the Harrison Shield Competitive Moot and was the recipient of the McInnes Cooper Prize in Trial Practice. Additionally, he volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada, was a tournament winner in the Law Students Society Debate Club, and served as Chair of the Moot Court Board.

Christopher maintains a broad commercial litigation practice acting for individuals and businesses of all sizes. His practice which includes construction litigation, insurance litigation, employment law, employee fraud & fraud recovery, real estate litigation, shareholder disputes, complex commercial matters, landlord & tenant matters and contract disputes. Toronto Commercial litigation Lawyer Christopher Statham takes a client-focused approach to all litigation matters, placing a strong emphasis on finding practical solutions to his client’s legal problems while at the same time maintaining a strong commitment to advocacy, both in and out of the courtroom.

Christopher Statham frequently appears before Ontario Superior Court of Justice and has also appeared before the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada, the Tax Court of Canada, the Small Claims Court, the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board and the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

Toronto Commercial litigator Christopher Statham is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Defence Lawyers Association.


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HR/Employment Seminar - October 26, 2017

HR/Employment Seminar - October 13, 2016

Preventing and Responding to Employee Fraud

HR/Employment Seminar - June 2, 2016

Notice Periods for Short Service Employees

Employment Contracts - Christopher Statham

Christopher Statham of Devry Smith Frank LLP talks about employment contracts at the HR/Employment Seminar, more specifically he discusses termination clauses, consideration and restrictive covenants.

Employment Standards Update 2014

Employment Standards Update 2014 • New leaves under ESA, Canada Labour Code and EI • Update on key cases • Proposed amendments under Bill 14

What is Employee Fraud?

In this video, Christopher Statham, a Toronto employment lawyer talks to Toronto human resources professionals about "What is Employee Fraud?", employee theft and employment law. Christopher provides an overview of the types of employee fraud. They can include Falsifying expense reports Taking sick leave when not sick Accepting bribes or kickbacks Asset misappropriation This video outlines the different types of employee fraud and points that employers should consider before taking steps such as terminating the employee. This is a great overview for employers and Human Resources Professionals. Devry Smith Frank LLP has produced a series of videos and seminars to assist HR professionals and HR departments with employment law matters.

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