Our civil litigation lawyers have considerable experience handling investigations, enforcement and prosecutions under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) and dealing with inspectors, lawyers, and representatives of the Ministry of Labor (“MOL”). Our clients include employers, organizations, large and small-scale developers, residential and commercial builders, contractors and sub-contractors regulated by the OHSA.
We have the legal knowledge and related experience to identify problems and solve them with minimum time and cost in order to maintain our client’s business and reputation in a competitive market. Given our experience as former prosecutors and external legal counsel for related regulators, we have the particular knowledge of the various challenges to compliance in this area. This also makes us particularly effective to fight back against MOL prosecutions and represent, advise and support organization and management in provincial and federal matters.
Lions at your side
Represented numerous employers and charged with offences under occupational health and safety legislation
Represented employers and organizations at Coroner’s Inquests including but not limited to seeking standing for individuals and organizations affected by the Inquest’s mandate, preparing clients for testifying at Inquests and making submissions and recommendations to the Coroner’s jury
Advised employers and organizations regarding response to compliance orders and appeals of compliance orders
Advised employers and organizations on accident response strategy, including requests by inspectors for witness statements and production of investigation reports
Advised employers and organizations on conducting workplace violence risk assessments and preparing and implementing workplace violence prevention policies
Advised employers and organizations on the development and implementation of contractor management programs
Provided advice and opinions regarding compliance with occupational health and safety laws
Drafted safety policies and procedures
Why Work With Us
hearings, trials &
$10 million +
In judgements obtained
expertise in high-value
In the event of an emergency, organizations and management can reach our experienced OHS lawyers any day or time through our office at 416-583-2377. We are capable of providing immediate assistance and support, including strategic and legal advice in the event of a serious workplace accident, stop work or compliance order or any other urgent OHS matters.
We are proud to have helped many clients with their legal needs with our personalized and attentive service. We are grateful that our clients endorse us heartily and without reservation. See some testimonials of what some of our valued clients are saying about us:
We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the outstanding legal services you recently provided to us. As a result of your efforts, we have just received our settlement cheque. When we first approached you, we were quite distraught about the process of entering into litigation, but your sensitivity to our concerns immediately put us at ease. Your approach to our situation was at all times both creative and pragmatic. You were always accessible when we contacted to you and were extremely diligent in protecting our interests.
We will be recommending you enthusiastically to any of our friends and colleagues who find themselves in need of your legal services.
AT THE REQUEST OF CLIENT
In early 2009, we needed a great litigation lawyer for a particularly difficult regulatory matter. Pradeep Chand meet with us only two days after our initial phone call. He took time to understand our situation and to explain his approach to litigation. Pradeep's guidance, counsel and style yielded the desired results. Pradeep has represented us on subsequent litigation matters, all with successful results for our establishment.
Pradeep has earned our complete confidence. We now rely on his guidance and direction on all liquor license and litigation matters. We look forward to working with him for many years to come.
OWNER, SILVER CITY BAR & GRILL
Pradeep is one of the brightest and most tenacious litigators in liquor license and regulatory matters. I have had the chance to work with him on several different matters, and in each case his preparation was flawless and his arguments were well crafted. He is passionate about defending his clients. He has my highest recommendation.
CO-OWNER, STIRLING ROOM
Chand & Co is our go-to firm for any high-stakes litigation. They are smart, tough and effective.
AT THE REQUEST OF CLIENT
I am happy and proud as a client to commend Pradeep as a skilled and true advocate. Pradeep has also become our friend and trusted advisor. When you need a real lawyer, he’s your guy.
I wanted to thank the lawyers at Chand Snider for defending me in my case. I was absolutely impressed with their work as a criminal defence lawyer. Although I hope I don’t require your services again for obvious reasons, I would recommend you in a heartbeat to anyone I know in need.
AT THE REQUEST OF CLIENT
When your business needs a tough and clever litigation lawyer, you can’t afford to compromise on quality. Pradeep is an extremely knowledgeable lawyer in various areas of law and creative in resolving many challenging situations. He provides prompt, expedient service, and is extremely comfortable to work with!
PRESIDENT, ANZANO PAVING AND GENERAL CONSTRUCTION
I have been around and used a number of law firms and lawyers over the years for various matters. This includes the top large firms and litigation boutique firms in Toronto. Chand & Co are as good as it gets. I would recommend Pradeep and Murray to anyone who has any litigation issues.