Paul Douglas Turner Q.C.

Professional Corporation

Barrister & Solicitor

Ontario, Canada

Attorney at law

State of New York, USA



Practice has included appearance as counsel before all trial and appellate levels of both Ontario and Federal courts, and before Provincial and Federal Boards and tribunals, including appelate levels up to the Supreme Court of Canada; Municipal Councils, and Ontario and Federal Parliamentary committees.

Foreign jurisdictions have included New York, Florida, Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Grand Cayman.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation, Municipal Law
  • Wills, Estates, Trusts
  • Corporate & Commercial International Taxation
  • Real Estate and Mortgages


English, French


1967-71 Associate: Blake, Cassels & Graydon, Toronto, Ontario

1972-74 Partner: Jaffary, Havrlant, Robinson, Turner & Angus, Toronto, Ontario

1975-76 Partner: Turner & Barrett, Toronto, Ontario

1976- present Independent Counsel: Douglas Turner Q.C.


Former Chairman - Ontario Administrative Law Section, Canadian Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

Community work has included YMCA, Hospital Foundation, Churchwarden, Modern Pentathlon

Legal counsel to Parliamentary Riding Association, Fundraising Chairman of Committee for Mayor Toronto, other political and community organizations.

Representative Cases


MacIntyre v The Queen [1974] 74 DTC 493

Municipal law

Smuck and the City of St.Thomas [1981] 32 O.R. 698 (trial); [1982] 35 O.R. 2d 160 (Appeal); 37 O.R. 2d 565 (leave to SCC) Libertore et al and St. Thomas [1995] 56 L.C.R. 281 Beer v Hayes [2001] O.J. No.3739


Shaw v Berman et al [1997] 144 D.L.R. (4th) 484

Construction Law

Miller Paving v Gottardo [2005] 3 D.L.R. (4th) 66

Construction Warranties

Griffin v T&R Brown Construction [2007] 59CLR (3d) 299

Insolvency and Security

GMAC v Alex Williamson Motors [2010] ONCA 90

Companies Creditors Arrangement Act

Nelson Financial Group Ltd. [2010] ONSC 622


63 Albert Street, P.O. Box 760

Uxbridge, Ontario Canada

L9P 1E5

(905) 852-6196

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