James P. Thomson

Partner

Tel: (416) 982-3805

Fax: (416) 982-3801

Email: jthomson@tbll.ca     

Admitted to Bar, 1978, Quebec;

1984, Ontario

Overview

Selected Experience

Professional Involvement

Publications and Presentations

Publications and Presentations

  • Pollution Liability of Directors and Officers – Presentation to the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), May, 2013

  • Piracy – Insurance Considerations – Presentation to the Annual Conference of the Canadian Transport Lawyers Association – Moderator of the panel on Piracy: The Reach Across the Seas, Toronto, September 2012

  • Mental Health-The Forensic System – Presentation to the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth as part of the Professional Development Program of Osgoode Hall Law School, September, 2011

  • Implications of the Mazzei Decision on Review Board Practice – Presentation to the 4th Meeting of National Forensic Mental Health Leaders, Vancouver, March, 2011

  • Commercial Hull and Liability Claims – Paper presented to the Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters, October, 2009

  • Evidence at the Consent and Capacity Board – Paper presented at Canadian Institute conference “Managing Legal Risks and Responsibilities in Mental Health Care”, Toronto, April, 2009

  • Advanced Roundtable in Mental Health Law – Facilitator in Program presented by the Law Society of Upper Canada, March, 2009

  • Asbestos Litigation in Canada – Paper presented at the International Bar Association Conference, Buenos Aires, October, 2008

  • Issues Arising From the Interpretation of Claims – Made Insurance Policies in Canadian Law – Paper published by the Insurance Committee of the International Bar Association, 2008

  • Managing the risk of Liability Posed by Suicidal or Violent Patients – Paper presented at Canadian Institute conference “Managing Legal Risks and Responsibilities in Mental Health Care”, Toronto, April, 2008

  • Issues Canvassed in Dulong v. Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. – Paper presented at Ontario Bar Association conference, “Expert Evidence in Civil Litigation” – Toronto, October, 2007

  • Best Practices for Dealing With Substitute Decision Makers – Paper presented at Canadian Institute conference “Managing Legal Risks and Responsibilities in Mental Health Care”- Co-Chair of the conference, Toronto, April, 2007

  • Recent Developments in Professional Indemnity Insurance – Paper presented at the International Bar Association Conference, Chicago, September, 2006

  • Managing Legal Risks and Responsibilities in Mental Health Care – Co-Chair of the conference, Canadian Institute, Toronto, April, 2006

  • Professional Indemnity Insurance in the Wake of Enron: The Canadian Perspective – Paper presented at the International Bar Association Conference, San Francisco, September, 2003

  • The Procedural Requirements of the Mental Health Act: The Dawn of a New Age? – Paper presented at Canadian Institute conference, “Managing Legal Risks and Responsibilities in Mental Health Care” – Toronto, December, 2002

  • Deciding When to Disclose: How Far Can Accountants Push the Limit? – Paper presented at Insight conference, “Accountants’ Liability – New Challenges and Future Trends” – Toronto, June, 2002

  • Burden of Proof Issues in Multimodal Transport – Paper presented at the Federal Court Judges’ Seminar, Ottawa, April, 2002

  • Big “C” Water: Federal Legislation Affecting the Carriage of Toxic Chemicals on the Great Lakes – Paper presented at the Canadian Bar Association Annual Meeting, 1994

  • Developing An Enhanced Process for Marine Accident Investigation and Safety Promotion in an Increasingly Global Transportation System – Study prepared for the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act Review Commission, 1993

  • Limitation of Liability – The Case Against – Paper delivered to the Second Admiralty Seminar organized jointly by the Department of Justice and the Ship-Source Oil Pollution Fund – 1993

  • Get Everything Down in Writing – Paper delivered to The Association of Canadian Advertisers and published in Marketing magazine – June 19, 1987

  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods by Sea – Paper delivered to The Canadian Bar Association of Ontario and published in the collection entitled “Cargo Transportation” -1987

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