Civil Litigation

Strong advocacy and strategic decision making are essential to helping unions, workers and social movements advance their goals and interests. We know our clients and how best to use the courts to achieve outcomes that will make a meaningful difference.

UPFH understands civil litigation and its connection with administrative proceedings. We bring exceptional legal expertise and advocacy skills to representing clients in all aspects of civil litigation, including:

  • Bankruptcy and insolvency—defending the rights of workers and retirees against the claims of commercial creditors
  • Defamation—fighting back against SLAPPs (strategic lawsuits against public participation) intended to silence legitimate dissent
  • Injunctions—countering attempts to impede the exercise of labour rights
  • Trusts litigation—defending the rights of workers to benefit funds
  • Judicial review proceedings

We focus not just on winning but achieving results meaningful to clients. Our larger strategic goal is to help you realize your larger strategic goals.

Other Practice Areas

UPFH also offers exceptional services in related practice areas.

Labour Law

Human Rights and Constitutional Law

Professional Discipline and Regulation

Employment Law ›

Criminal Defence ›

Today the Ontario Court of Appeal issued an important decision affirming workers fundamental right to strike. The Court affirmed that legislation banning all strikes by TTC workers was an unconstitutional infringement of workers’ Charter rights. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T5vHDPJUaT77wKkHRZD94TkZ0uzpODP9/view?usp=sharing