Charles Sinclair is a member of SGM’s civil litigation group. He joined the firm in 2003 after practicing corporate law and civil litigation with another Toronto law firm.
Charlie has a diversified civil litigation practice and has acted in all manner of civil and commercial disputes for individuals, corporations, trade unions and not-for-profit housing co-operatives. His practice has a particular focus on: defending lawyers in solicitor’s negligence actions (Charlie is on LawPRO’s list of preferred counsel); representing unions and union members on motions for injunctive relief and civil contempt; representing and advising employees in employment disputes with their employers and wrongful dismissal actions; defamation claims (plaintiff and defendant); civil assault (plaintiff and defendant); and, representing individuals in malicious prosecution, negligent investigation and civil assault claims against the police. Charlie’s approach to litigation is strategic and geared towards achieving the desired result in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.
Charlie regularly appears before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario as well as before various administrative tribunals, including coroners’ inquests. Some of Charlie's cases include:
- Rajmohan v. Solomon Family Trust et al., 2013 ONSC 6259
- Brent Hillier and Maverick Paintball Inc. v. Craig (Sandy) Hutchens et al.
- Lograsso v. Kuchar et al
- Morris v. Johnson et al.
- OPTrust Forecast Inc. v. Wild Wing Restaurants Inc.
- Weekes v. Mariposa Co-operative Homes (Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario)
- Hunt v. Corporation of Town of Ajax
- DeMarco v. The Estate of Joseph Nicoletti
- Admassu v. Degago
Charlie is a member of the Advocates’ Society and the Canadian and Ontario Bar Associations. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2000.