William Carter  

Senior Counsel

Executive Summary

Bill Carter practises civil litigation and administrative law, specializing in health law, professional regulation, and commercial and health products litigation. He is a senior partner in the Health Law Group at the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Bill serves as external counsel to a number of major public hospitals and healthcare providers. He has extensive experience representing and advising healthcare system leaders. He also has extensive trial and appellate experience. Bill has been certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation and in Health Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada. He frequently speaks at legal and medical conferences.

Representative Work

  • Acting for healthcare providers in all types of litigation.
  • Acting for a major Canadian hospital in an inquiry into pediatric forensic pathology.
  • Representing clients before administrative and judicial tribunals involving Judicial Review, professional liability and legislative compliance.
  • Advising healthcare institutions and clinicians on all aspects of operations, including professional staff, governance, academic affiliations, clinical policies and alternate funding agreements.

Publications & Presentations

  • Chair and Panel Moderator, Obstetrical Risk Management Conference, Ontario Hospital Association, January 2013.
  • Speaker, "How Genetics Is Changing Your Relationship With Your Patient," Medico-Legal Society of Toronto, January 2013.
  • Speaker, "Legal Implications of Disclosure and Apology," Bioethics Workshop, Quinte Health Care, October 2011.
  • Speaker, "Role of Board in the Credentialing Process," Quinte Health Care Corporation, September 2011.
  • Legal Round-table Presenter and Workshop Leader, "Obstetrical Brain Injury Litigation," Second Biennial International Conference on Brain Injury in Children, The Hospital for Sick Children, July 2011.
  • Workshop Leader, "Leader, Managing the Emergency Department," ER Risk Management, Federated Press, March 2010.
  • Speaker, "Ethics and the Media," OHA Conference – Medical Staff Management, February 2010.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in 2018 edition (and since 2006) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Health Care Law, Medical Negligence, Personal Injury Litigation).
  • Recognized in the 2018 and 2017 editions of Chambers Canada – Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Healthcare)
  • Recognized in the 2015 edition (and since 2013) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Medical Negligence).
  • Martindale-Hubbell® BV® Distinguished™ 4.4 out of 5 Peer Review Rated.