Benjamin Blay

Benjamin Blay

PARTNER

Legal Assistant

June Purres (jpurres@cohenhighley.com, ext. 365)

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  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Middlesex Law Association

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    Benjamin Blay

    PARTNER

    Legal Assistant

    June Purres (jpurres@cohenhighley.com, ext. 365)

    About

    Ben practises in commercial litigation, including insolvency, secured transactions, Internet law, fraud recovery and investigation, contractual disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, real estate litigation, creditor remedies, debt recovery, estate litigation, commercial tenancy matters and defamation (particularly online defamation). Drawing on experience from his prior career, Ben now writes and presents on the principles of eDiscovery.

    Ben has argued before various levels of court, up to and including the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

    While a student at Western University, Ben was awarded the Dickson CJC medal as top oralist at the Gale Cup Moot. He was co-Director of the Dispute Resolution Centre at Western University’s Community Legal Services and holds certificates in mediation and negotiation. During his articles, Ben sat on the Student Division Executive of the Ontario Bar Association as the Articling Ambassador for Southwestern Ontario.

    Education & Experience

    Ben graduated with distinction from King's College at Western University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 1999 and graduated with his LL.B. from Western University. Prior to commencing his legal career, Ben spent 10 years working in the information technology sector.

    In the Community

    London Lawyers Feed the Hungry
    Director, Canadian Signassure Users Group, 2005-2009
    Banting House Advisory Committee

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