Joel Watson

Joel Watson
Shibley Righton LLP
Civil Litigation

Joel Watson Posts

Legal fee refund doubtful after judge questions parties' agenda

Although a lawyer in bankruptcy has been ordered to repay nearly half a million dollars in overcharged legal fees to his former clients, Toronto litigator Joel Watson tells Law Times that it is unlikely they will ever see the money. Read more

Quality of judgment in Livent shows court expects SCC appeal

Ontario Court of Appeal Justice Robert Blair delivered an “extremely well written” judgment in the Livent matter, which may indicate that he anticipates the case to be appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada, Toronto litigator Joel Watson tells Lawyers Weekly . Read more

Mareva injunction powerful in fraud cases

A Mareva injunction can be a powerful tool, especially in fraud matters when a court finds sufficient evidence that an asset might be liquidated, even if it is ultimately determined at trial that no wrongdoing had occurred, Toronto litigator Joel Watson tells Law Times . Read more

SCC ruling on 407 debts clarifies issue for public

A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision that sections of Ontario’s Highway 407 Act prevent the purpose of financial rehabilitation under the federal Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (BIA) is a welcome ruling that properly upholds bankruptcy legislation, Toronto litigator Joel Watson tells Legal Feeds. Read more

Constitutionality of military justice system upheld by SCC

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the constitutionality of the military justice system. Read more

Joel Watson returns to Shibley Righton LLP from Veterans Affairs

Joel Watson is back in the trenches at Shibley Righton LLP after an eight-month leave of absence supervising legal matters for the Minister of Veterans Affairs. Read more

Treating employees well key to fraud prevention

A recent uptick in corporate fraud – motivated by the economic downturn and the resulting staff reductions that have pla... Read more

Joel Watson returns to Shibley Righton LLP

February 14, 2014 – Shibley Righton LLP is pleased to announce that Joel Watson is returning to the firm as a Partner in the Litigation Group. Early in his career, ... Read more