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Preparing for Discovery with an Eye on the Trial; Strategic Use of Summary Judgment Motions

Preparing for Discovery with an Eye on the Trial; Strategic Use of Summary Judgment Motions

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Credits
Substantive: 0.5
35 minutes
Published
2017
Presenter(s)
Chris Beckett
Doug Wallace
Source
Middlesex Law Association
Provider
CPDOnline.ca
Language
English
Length
35 minutes
Price
$79.00 plus tax
MLA 2017 Personal Injury conference
Includes Handouts

Doug Wallace

How to Lose a Summary Judgment Motion: Practical Tips and Strategies

Chris Beckett

Preparing for Discovery with an Eye on the Trial

Presenters

Chris Beckett

Chris Beckett is the founding partner of Beckett Personal Injury Lawyers in London.

Born in Windsor but raised in London, Chris attended the University of Western Ontario where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree before moving to Toronto to attend law school at Osgoode Hall (York). He graduated from Osgoode Hall in 1996.

Since graduating from law school, Chris practices exclusively in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on personal injury and insurance defence lawsuits.

Doug Wallace

Doug Wallace  is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a specialist in Civil Litigation. He was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2018, 2019 and 2020 editions of Best Lawyers in Canada® (Personal Injury Litigation).

Amateur athlete, social media novice, husband and father of three children, Doug is the managing partner of Wallace Smith LLP.

Born in Sudbury, Ontario he moved to London in 1986 to attend the University of Western Ontario where he obtained Bachelors and Masters degrees in history before attending law school. While attending school, Doug worked for Apple Canada and he maintains an avid interest in the adoption and use of new technologies.

After graduation in 1994, Doug practiced civil litigation at a large firm in London where he represented both plaintiffs and defendants. In 2008, he founded Wallace Smith LPP as a civil litigation boutique where he focuses on personal injury, professional liability, and insurance law. Doug is experienced trial and appellate counsel and has handled cases in the Ontario Superior Court, Divisional Court, Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court of Canada.

He is also consulted regularly on complex coverage issues. Some notable cases include the Algo Mall collapse in Elliot Lake, the Sunrise Propane explosion in Toronto, and the tragic death of eleven migrant workers outside of Stratford.

Doug advocates for professionalism and civility in all aspects of practice. He writes and presents papers in his area of expertise and speaks frequently at legal education and industry conferences.

In his spare time, Doug plays hockey poorly and has an even less impressive golf and tennis game. He coached basketball and soccer for many years and supports the Oakridge and Norwest Optimist Clubs. He is a strong advocate for education and research into brain injury and is an active supporter of several community causes.

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