Bates Barristers
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Paul Bates is a leading Canadian barrister specializing in high-stakes business litigation, class actions, and appeals.


About Us

Paul Bates acts as senior counsel for leading law firms in Canada and England in high-stakes business litigation, class actions, and appeals.

We prosecute plaintiffs’ claims in virtually every type of dispute from securities claims to intellectual property actions to competition litigation to shareholders’ remedies.

We provide aggressive advocacy and astute risk management when defending businesses and professionals to protect their financial assets, reputation, and competitive advantage.
Our vast experience and well-earned reputation for effective advocacy generates requests for representation from lawyers and corporate counsel in Canada, the United States of America, Europe, and Asia in Canadian and international litigation.

We represent retail brands, financial institutions, entrepreneurs, business and professional associations, individuals, and not-for-profit entities.