Sarah Sweet  


Executive Summary

Sarah Sweet is an associate in the Toronto office of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and a member of the Insurance and Tort Liability Group. She practices civil litigation, including insurance law, municipal and police liability, and maritime law. Sarah defends claims against municipalities, insurers and their insureds involving property damage, non-repair of roads and sidewalks, motor vehicle accidents and occupiers' liability.

Sarah was a summer student and an articling student at BLG before joining the Firm as an associate in 2016.


Cases discussed  include:
- Murphy v. United Parcel Service China
- Pelman Foods Ltf. v. Fast Load Transport Inc.
- Ballantrae Holdings Inc. v. Phoenix Sun
Sarah Sweet, Associate, Toronto

Representative Work

  • Defends municipalities from various infrastructure maintenance and design claims as well as municipal police services from claims alleging negligent investigation, malicious prosecution and Charter violations.
  • Acts for insurers and private companies with respect to personal injury and property claims including occupiers' and product liability.

Publications & Presentations

  • Co-Author, "Unfamiliar Waters: Navigating Autonomous Vessels’ Potential and Perils," BLG Publications, July 2019.
  • Co-author, "Legislation Introduces Ban On Oil-Tankers On Canadian West-Coast", BLG News & Publications, 2017.
  • Co-author, "Swept Overboard: Federal Court Finds Undeclared On-Deck Carriage Did Not Prevent Carrier From Limiting Liability Under Hague-Visby Rules", BLG News & Publications, 2017.
  • Co-author, "Saumur v. Antoniak: A Child's Failure to Look Both Ways Before Crossing The Street May Not Be Contributory Negligence", BLG News & Publications, 2016.
  • Co-author, "An Educator's Guide to Welcoming Syrian Refugee Children", BLG Education Newsletter, 2016.
  • Co-author, "Human Rights and Accommodation in the Maritime Context", BLG Client Seminar, 2015.
  • Co-author, "Outsiders On The Inside: A Cross-Border Insider Trading Case Study", BLG News & Publications, 2015.