John McIntyre  


Executive Summary

John McIntyre is an associate in our Toronto office and is a member of the firm's Health Law Group. John routinely represents and advises clients in the health care and senior living sectors. His practice primarily focuses on medical malpractice, professional regulation, mental health law and appellate advocacy. John has appeared before all levels of civil courts in Ontario, as well as several administrative tribunals including the Ontario Review Board, Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, and Landlord and Tenant Board.

Prior to joining the Firm as an associate in 2016, John served as a judicial law clerk to the Honourable Justices MacPherson, Pepall, Benotto and Miller of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Prior to law school, John conducted research and published academic articles on the barriers faced by the LGBT community in accessing supportive mental health care.

John was a summer and articling student at BLG, as well as a summer student in the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Legal Services Department.

Representative Work

  • ​Acts for the Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada (HIROC) in defence of medical malpractice claims.
  • Represented a hospital at a contested adjournment and summary judgment motion (Lewin-Gillies v. York Central Hospital, 2018 ONSC 883).
  • Represented a hospital with Barbara Walker-Renshaw at an appeal setting the law on the meaning of a "significant" increase to the restrictions on the liberty of an NCR accused ((Re) Campbell, 2018 ONCA 140).
  • Represented a hospital with Barbara Walker-Renshaw at an appeal before a five-judge panel setting the law on the use of treatment conditions in the dispositions of incapable NCR accused ((Re) Kalra, 2018 ONCA 65).
  • Represented a physician at an appeal of a decision of the Consent and Capacity Board confirming a finding of incapacity (H.C. v. Bottas, 2017 ONSC 3543).
  • Represented a hospital and its nursing staff with Anna Marrison at an appeal of a jury verdict regarding causation in an action alleging delayed diagnosis (Sacks v. Ross, 2017 ONCA 773), with leave to the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed (2018 CanLII 58471).
  • Represented a hospital with Patrick Hawkins at a motion for summary judgment on the basis of an expired limitation period (Rawsthorne v. Marotta, et al, 2017 ONSC 2182).

Publications & Presentations