Barbara Walker-Renshaw practises healthcare law generally with a specialty focus on mental health law, including advocacy before the Ontario Review Board, the Consent and Capacity Board, in medical malpractice litigation, Coroner's inquests and Commissions of Inquiry. She has appeared at all levels of Court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal. Barbara provides general counsel advice on mental health law issues for specialty psychiatric facilities, acute care hospitals and community hospitals. She also has experience with clinical trial agreements, Research Ethics Boards, hospital and medical staff bylaws, including physician privileges, and privacy of health information. She is a partner in the Health Law Group at the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.
Barbara completed her articles by serving as a law clerk to the Hon. Madam Justice Louise Arbour at the Supreme Court of Canada (1999-2000). Prior to attending law school, Barbara worked in corporate communications and more recently, in the not-for-profit sector, where she was involved in the delivery of social service programs to women disadvantaged by poverty, sexual assault and domestic violence.