Over his years at WILL DAVIDSON LLP, Paul has assisted senior counsel, and conducted on his own, numerous jury and non-jury trials in claims of medical malpractice, occupiers’ liability and motor vehicle accident. He has appeared at both the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal. He has represented clients at administrative boards and tribunals, including the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, the Health Professions Review and Appeal Board, and the CPP Review Tribunal.
Paul is the current Chair of the Articling Program. He welcomes the opportunity to speak with prospective students about the rewarding articling experience offered by WILL DAVIDSON LLP.
Areas of Practice:
- Civil Litigation
- Personal Injury
- Medical Malpractice
On May 30, 2014, Paul Cahill contributed to a panel discussion on ticklers and limitation periods. The presentation was directed to the benefit of the Law Clerks Section of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.
Paul Cahill presents at Introduction to Legal Nurse Consulting, an educational conference for legal nurse consultants
On May 3, 2014, Mr. Cahill played the role of the lawyer for a plaintiff in a mock trial at the Introduction to Legal Nurse Consulting conference put on by CanLNC.
The mock trial was staged before a group of approximately 25-30 nurses and included an Ontario Court Judge, a defence lawyer, and volunteer nurse experts to play the role of the expert witnesses.
Just to let you know that I got the cheque and I am very happy.
Paul; you have been an amazing lawyer and friend throughout the entire process. You made me feel comfortable and not stressed even when we went together to court although it was scary you made it easy for me.
You work with an amazing team such Agnes that put everything together and never missed a detail. The communication was amazing and her responses and encouragement were something incredible.
Finally Meghan who spend almost an entire day with me controlling the” nasty behaviour” of the other lawyer. She was strong and no one messes with her.
Paul Cahill Speaks at the Canadian Institute’s 20th Annual Provincial/Municipal Government Liability Conference
On February 27, 2014, Mr. Cahill presented at the Canadian Institute’s 20th Annual Provincial/Municipal Government Liability Conference along with co-presenter, Scott Hamilton of Loopstra Nixon LLP. The topic discussed was the status of the 10 day notice period municipal defence, and whether the recent Court of Appeal decision of Argue v. Tay (Township) brought any clarity to the existing notice period defence.
Paul Cahill presents at Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Law Practice Essentials: a Law Society of Upper Canada CPD Program
On October 1, 2013, Paul Cahill presented at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s conference: Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Law Practice Essentials.
At this conference, Mr. Cahill discussed: “Effective Examinations for Discovery” and provided tips and advice on how to best prepare your client for discovery, and how to conduct an effective discovery of the opposing party.
For more information about this program and to order materials, please visit the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Paul Cahill succeeds at the Pension Appeal Board in reversing the denial of Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefits to an applicant with chronic pain.
The decision, released December 4, 2012, can be found here.
Paul Cahill presents at the Legal Nurse Consultants Association of Canada 3rd Annual General Meeting and Educational Conference
On April 21, 2012, Paul Cahill presented at the Legal Nurse Consultants Association of Canada 3rd Annual General Meeting and Educational Conference.
At this conference, Mr. Cahill discussed: “The plaintiff lawyer’s perspective on the role of the nursing expert in a negligence or malpractice claim”. In particular, Mr. Cahill discussed the many ways in which a legal nurse consultant can assist a plaintiff lawyer in case evaluation, medical document review, and provision of evidence in the prosecution of a medical malpractice claim.
For more information about the Legal Nurse Consultants Association of Canada, please visit their website at: www.lncac.ca.
As part of a pro bono initiative with the Ontario Trial Lawyers for Veterans, Paul Cahill had the privilege of representing a distinguished World War II heavy bomber pilot in an appeal to the Veterans Review and Appeal Board Canada (the “Board”). The matter was heard on May 19, 2011 at the Sunnybrook Veterans Care Facility (via videoconference with the Board in Charlettetown, PEI).
The veteran had fought for decades for recognition of his Active Force disability.
It its decision released on May 30, 2011, the Board recognized that the veteran’s disability was incurred during and is attributable to his Active Force service.
Paul Cahill is interviewed by the Toronto Star with respect to remedies available to persons injured by laser hair-removal treatments.
February 18, 2011
To see full article, please click here.
Paul Cahill successfully responds to a Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario application to re-open a settled matter.
Dec. 13, 2010
Paul Cahill succeeds in reviewing a decision of the Complaints Committee of College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario at the Health Professionals Appeal and Review Board concerning a family physician’s failure to diagnose colorectal cancer.
Sept. 14, 2010
Paul Cahill attends as a panelist speaker to discuss emerging issues with respect to workers’ right to commence a civil action as opposed to electing to receive Workplace Safety & Insurance Board benefits.
Feb. 3, 2010
Paul Cahill appears in the Ontario Court of Appeal and successfully argues that the Plaintiff who had been self-represented when his action was dismissed is entitled to a new trial.
Sept. 10, 200
Paul Cahill receives judgment in favour of the Plaintiff in a claim for medical malpractice against a dermatology clinic that caused facial scars to the Plaintiff during a laser hair removal procedure.
July 29, 2009
Christopher Morrison and Paul Cahill succeed in judicially reviewing a decision of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board to not permit a worker to re-elect to pursue a civil lawsuit after having received benefits from the Board for a period of time.
June 4, 2009
Verkerk v. Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court), 2009 CarswellOnt 3622
Paul Cahill succeeds in having the Town of Oakville’s summary judgment motion dismissed. At issue was the “reasonable excuse” for failing to provide notice pursuant to the Municipal Act within the prescribed 10 day period.
This decision was subsequently quoted with approval by the Ontario Court of Appeal in Crinson v. Toronto (City), 2010 ONCA 44 (CanLII) at para. 20.
Jan. 21, 2009
Cena v. Corporation of the Town of Oakville, 2009 CanLII 1650 (ON S.C.)
Christopher Morrison and Paul Cahill receive a decision from the Divisional Court concerning the failure of the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board to provide an election form to worker.
July 9, 2007
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