Barrister Practice


Our experienced litigators practice in a wide variety of civil litigation areas, including commercial disputes, estate litigation, guardianship applications, contract law and insurance claims. We have appeared at all branches of the Superior Court of Justice including the Small Claims Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Trust our seasoned professionals to protect your best interests and deliver the results you need.

Personal Injury

After suffering an injury, one critical factor on your road to recovery is to have a strong advocate on your side – one who understands the future you face and knows how to navigate it with expertise and compassion. Our team understands what is needed for the rehabilitation, care, and welfare of clients and their families.

We represent clients with integrity and protect the interests of those who have been seriously injured to ensure you receive the optimum recovery of compensation to which you are entitled.

Our personal injury team is predominately engaged in motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall injuries, as well as animal/dog bite matters. We have the experience and knowledge to tackle your case.

Mortgage Enforcement

Our team has extensive experience litigating for private lenders. Our knowledgeable lawyers demonstrate skill in a wide range of disputes, including issuing demand letters, foreclosures, powers of sale, claims for possession and enforcing the mortgage covenants against defaulting mortgagors.

Tax Matters

Downs Barristers and Solicitors has experience representing corporations and individuals in their disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency and assisting with successful tax resolutions. When you have already been through the audit and objection stage and you still disagree with Canada Revenue Agency’s Notice of Assessment or Reassessment, we will assist with you with filing an appeal to the Tax Court of Canada, and representing your best interests.

Solicitor Practice

Real Estate

Our experienced real estate team can assist you with all aspects of residential or commercial real estate transactions, including purchases and sales, financing, transfers and drafting agreements of purchase and sale. Working with an experienced lawyer and team to guide you through the process will provide you with comfort as you navigate the unfamiliar.

We are especially skilled at protecting private individuals who wish to lend their money in secured transactions.

Wills and Estates

We provide comprehensive estate planning services, including drafting Wills and Powers of Attorney and administration of estates upon death, which includes providing the Estate Trustee (Executor) with legal advice, direction and representation in carrying out the duties of an Estate Trustee.

Our experienced team can also assist with providing the representation you need to litigate or resolve an estate dispute, as well as guardianship applications and guardianship litigation.


The scope of our corporate legal services includes incorporations, joint venture agreements, and shareholder and partnership agreements. If you need advice on how to sell your business, contact Downs Barristers & Solicitors. As part of your trusted team of advisors, we will help you determine if you should be selling your business by way of asset or share.

Downs Barristers and Solicitors will provide you with the sound advice and guidance you need.