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Ted Brook is a litigation lawyer who focuses on class actions, environmental litigation and commercial disputes.
Ted provides strategic advice and representation to businesses and individuals faced with litigation or potential litigation. He has experience conducting trials and appeals, and has appeared as counsel in the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Small Claims Court, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Federal Court (Canada) and the Federal Court of Appeal (Canada). Ted also has experience acting for clients in regulatory disputes and administrative law proceedings.
In his class actions practice, Ted acts for businesses and financial institutions in high-stakes and often complex proceedings. In his environmental practice, Ted defends environmental charges and litigates contaminated land disputes, acting for both plaintiffs and defendants. In his commercial litigation practice, Ted represents both private sector clients and Crown corporations in a wide range of business disputes, including breach of contract, construction lien, commercial leasing and negligence disputes.
From 2014 to 2015, Ted clerked for the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto, where he worked closely with trial judges on complex civil actions, multi-party commercial disputes and insolvency proceedings. He also assisted with a variety of administrative and public law matters before the Ontario Divisional Court, including judicial reviews and statutory appeals.
Ted won several academic awards in law school, including prizes for administrative law, constitutional law, legal theory, sentencing and imprisonment and best substantial term paper.
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- Ontario 2015
Ted's recent representative experience includes:
- Class Actions: global financial institution re: unpaid wage claims; global cyber security company re: consumer protection claims; national food retailer re: anti-trust claims; global travel company re: unpaid overtime claims; global security provider re: unpaid overtime claims; online food delivery company re: motion to stay a proposed national class action in favour of private arbitration.
- Environmental Litigation: global automotive parts companies re: contamination/remediation litigation; global electrical solutions company re: contamination/remediation litigation; national property manager re: contamination/remediation litigation; youth organizations re: charges laid under the Ontario Safe Drinking Water Act; and national environmental services company re: remediation and compliance advice and strategy.
- Commercial Litigation: global machining company re: breach of contract and negligence claims; energy distribution company re: breach of contract and negligence claims; global financial institution re: breach of trust and negligence claims; residential construction company re: breach of contract claims; global packaging company re: urgent recovery of personal property; national telecom re: confidential arbitration; federal Crown corporation re: dispute regarding sensitive commercial information; federal Crown corporation re: defence of COVID-19 impact claim; federal Crown corporation re: various federal court proceedings; various commercial tenants and landlords re: lease disputes and litigation; and various global and regional businesses re: debt collection and invoice disputes.
- Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada: Class Action Litigation, 2023
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
The Law Society of Upper Canada
The Advocates' Society
Ontario Superior Court decertifies class action after class members overwhelmingly opt out
Publication | June 8, 2023
Ontario Court of Appeal rejects core policy immunity defence
Publication | May 11, 2023
Disputed: Prompt payment | S2 EP11
Podcast | August 24, 2022