Litigation

Ian Wright, Kristi Sargeant-Kerr and John Goudy are experienced litigators who provide superior advice and representation for a wide range of disputes. Before the Courts and regulatory tribunals, at first instance or on appeal, or in private negotiations, mediation and arbitration, Ian, Kristi and John work with their clients to achieve the best outcome whether that is a settlement or a trial.


Ian’s practice focuses on estate litigation, including:

  • providing legal opinions and advice to trustees, beneficiaries, and attorneys under powers of attorney
  • assisting parties with will interpretations
  • seeking guardianship orders to manage the property of minors or persons who are incapable
  • bringing dependent’s relief claims to provide support for persons from an estate
  • dealing with issues of testamentary capacity and undue influence
  • providing representation when trustees or attorneys need to have their accounts approved by the Court

Ian assists attorneys under powers of attorneys for property and personal care and also represents individuals seeking to be appointed as guardians of other’s property. In addition to private clients, Ian also acts as agent for the Children’s Lawyer representing the financial interests of minors and the Public Guardian and Trustee protecting the financial interest of incapable adults.

Both Kristi and John have litigation practices focused mainly on property-related disputes, including:

Real Property, Agricultural and Environmental Litigation
  • Easements and Rights-of-way
  • Drainage Act applications and proceedings
  • Farm-related disputes and approval applications
  • Environmental Contamination
  • Ministry of the Environment Orders and Compliance
  • Purchase and Sale disputes
  • Mortgage enforcement
  • Commercial lease disputes

Condominium Litigation
  • Condominium law and compliance
  • Condominium lien enforcement

Expropriation Law
  • Oil and Gas Pipelines
  • Gas Storage Areas
  • Hydro Transmission Corridors
  • Renewable Energy Projects
  • Proceedings before the Ontario Municipal Board, Ontario Energy Board and National Energy Board

Regulatory Offence Litigation
  • Ontario and Canadian Environmental Protection Act
  • Ontario Water Resources Act
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Conservation Authorities Act
  • Highway Traffic Act
  • Liquor Licence Act

Commercial Litigation
  • Farm business litigation
  • Contractual disputes
  • Commercial debt collection

Contact Ian, Kristi or John now to speak with them about how they can be of assistance to you.