Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Litigation: Product Liability Department

Nationwide - Canada
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What the team is known for Represents a number of industry players in the tobacco and life sciences industries. Guides clients through the full life-cycle of products, from development, marketing and sale of new products to product recall and contentious disputes. Other areas of focus include medical devices cases, automotive, electrical and consumer products as well as food and beverages.

Strengths Sources attest: "The firm has a very strong product liability practice and frequently acts on complex class action product liability litigation in Canada."

Other interviewees praise the firm for its "great bench of partners, associates and junior lawyers."

Work highlights Continues to represent Boston Scientific in multi-province product liability class actions related to pelvic mesh.

Notable practitioners


Craig Lockwood
is notably involved in cases in the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries. Sources laud him for being "smart, practical, able to look at the big picture and plan litigation strategy according to the client's ultimate goals."


Deborah Glendinning
has a wealth of experience in resolving complex product liability class actions, notably in the tobacco industry. One source reported: "She has strong client skills and can put in an impressive performance in court." Another commented: "She manages her team well, keeps on top of the key issues and is a force to be reckoned with."


Sonia Bjorkquist
is praised by sources for her "strong practice" in product liability litigation, which forms part of her wider disputes practice. Her clients include manufacturers and medical device companies.