Toronto Construction Law 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.


Construction lawyer Christopher Statham completed his articles with Devry Smith Frank LLP in 2010-2011 and was called to the bar in 2011.

His practice is focused primarily on commercial litigation, including construction liens.

As a member of our construction law group, Christopher has gained experience dealing with lien claims, trust claims under the Construction Lien Act, contract disputes, claims of defective workmanship, claims involving priority disputes with mortgages, set-off claims and collection claims.

He has dealt with retaining, instructing and examining experts in relation to building defects and building component failure and has prosecuted and defended a variety of claims involving ventilation and exhaust systems, heating and cooling systems, interior and exterior finishes, electrical work, and other construction projects.

Christopher has appeared before Ontario Superior Court of Justice, including the Construction Lien Court, the Small Claims Court, the Ontario Ministry of Labour and the Tax Court of Canada.

He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Defence Lawyers Association.

For details on construction law and for consultations, feel free to contact construction lawyer Christopher Statham.


News and Media


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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