Tom Durcan practices civil litigation, with an emphasis on defence and coverage work. His clients are typically occupiers, drivers and owners of motor vehicles, rental companies, taverns, construction companies, and companies being sued for product liability. He has had a great deal of success at the Ontario Superior Court, the Divisional Court of Ontario and the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Tom has conducted numerous trials, and has successfully advanced summary judgment motions on behalf of his clients. In Farmer v. 145 King Street West, 2018 ONCA 525, Tom convinced the Ontario Court of Appeal to uphold a lower court decision which used an expanded test for dismissal due to delay. The decision will benefit all insurers and defendants by placing a greater burden on plaintiffs when they are faced with motions for dismissal due to delay. Tom has also advanced a variety of complex coverage motions, mostly with respect to his expertise in Bill 18/leased vehicle work.
Tom attended Queen’s University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree, and a Juris Doctor degree. He was called to the British Columbia and Ontario Bar in 2008. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, and The Advocates’ Society.
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