Robin Squires

Robin Squires  


Executive Summary

Within his transportation, class actions and defence practice, Robin provides advice to private and public sector clients.

He has extensive experience representing:

  • ship owners and P&I Clubs in actions involving domestic and international shipping
  • aviation insurers in collision and casualty claims
  • OEMs in the defence of class actions and product liability claims
  • municipalities in the defence of police officers
  • lawyers in the defence of professional negligence claims

Robin advocates for his clients and has tried cases at all levels of Ontario Courts, in the Federal Court, and in various tribunals.

His defence experience includes complex casualty matters and class actions involving multiple parties and inter-jurisdictional and cross-border insurance issues.

In addition to Robin’s court experience, he advises transportation clients on corporate matters and liability and risk management issues, including:

  • drafting of service agreements
  • contracts
  • liability releases
  • indemnity agreements
  • governance issues
  • labour and employment matters

Robin is the national leader of BLG’s Transportation Focus Group and the Toronto leader of BLG’s Maritime Focus Group.

BLG’s Annual Maritime Law Seminar was held on December 1, 2017 in Montréal. Topics covered include 'Cybersecurity in the Maritime Industry', 'Autonomous Vessels' and the 'Effect of Canada/EU Free Trade Agreement on the Cabotage Trade'.

Representative Work

  • Led the BLG team defending a major OEM in a multi-jurisdictional class action involving vehicle emissions.
  • Successfully defended a Canadian shipowner in an action regarding property damage and personal injury related to a vessel’s wake.
  • Led the BLG team assisting a Canadian mining company in establishing a freight forwarding subsidiary to allow it to diversify and strengthen its business.

Publications & Presentations

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2020 edition of Chambers Canada – Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Tarnsportation: Shipping)
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition (and since 2019) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Insurance Law)
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2016) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Shipping & Maritime Law)
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition of Who's Who Legal Canada (Shipping & Maritime)