One of the founding partners of Cohen Highley LLP, Paul has now retired from his practice of law which consisted of mainly of environmental and energy law.
Paul has acted for pipeline landowners across Canada, regional landowner associations, farm organizations and First Nations in connection with gas and oil pipeline and storage projects and other energy issues. He has undertaken national class action claims on behalf of farmers and pensioners.
The author of a text on civil procedure, he has also published articles on a variety of environmental, energy and property issues. He has conducted seminars for financial institutions, developers and real estate agents concerning environmental liability and has been an instructor in expert witness programs provided for forensic accountants and appraisers. He has participated in conferences for farmers sponsored by OMAFRA and the Ontario Bar Association.
Education & ExperiencePaul is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. He has been designated as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Memberships & Affiliations
- Member of the national Board of L'Arche Canada
- Member of the Canadian Association for Community Living
- Has written on the rights of mentally handicapped citizens
- AgriLaw: Who Owns Surplus Railroad Lands?
- AgriLaw: Property Transfers – Undue Influence and Unconscionability?
- AgriLaw: Animal Transportation – “Undue Suffering” Liability
- AgriLaw: Spill Damages - When is the Ministry of the Environment Liable?
- AgriLaw: “Serious and Irreversible Harm” – Wind Turbine Remedy
- AgriLaw: Are repurchase Rights Enforcable?
- AgriLaw: Compensating Nuisance – Substantial and Unreasonable
- AgriLaw: Petition Drains - Who Pays the Environmental Assessment Costs?
- Tenant Rights – Chattels or Fixtures?
- Pre-Expropriation Interest – “Productive Use”