Kathryn Kirkpatrick

Kathryn Kirkpatrick  


Executive Summary

Kathryn Kirkpatrick is a litigator practising in the areas of police liability, municipal liability, construction, tort law, occupiers' liability, defamation and insurance defence including professional negligence and motor vehicle claims. She is a partner in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP. Her experience includes defending police liability claims including malicious prosecution, false arrest, negligence, negligent investigation, assault and breach of Charter rights. Kathryn has defended negligence claims against municipalities involving municipal housing, property, maintenance and design of roadways and utilities, and claims against Children's Aid Societies.

Representative Work

  • Providing written and oral advocacy at all levels of court including trials, appeals and contested motions.
  • Representing clients in alternative dispute resolution, including mediating police liability, municipal liability, occupiers' liability, property and motor vehicle claims.
  • Defending professional negligence claims against brokers, nursing homes and Children's Aid Societies.

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-Author, "Cautious Use of Rule 2.1 Against Vexatious Claims in Khan v. Krylov & Company LLP," BLG Bulletin, August 2017.
  • Co-Editor, Legal Issues of Media and Information Studies.
  • Author, "Treatment Centres and Social Workers May Owe A Duty of Care To Parents and Not Just Children In Need of Protection," BLG's Canadian Insurance Law Newsletter, Summer 2006.
  • Author, Case Comment "Re B.D. v. Halton Region Children's Aid Society," Canadian Journal of Insurance Law, January 2007.