Stuart Forbes Q.C.

T: 416-596-7724 ext. 225 Direct: 416-596-8331  F: 416-596-7562

Stuart has acted as counsel in over 200 trials and has appeared at trial and appellate courts in Ontario, as well as in the Supreme Court of Canada. He specialized in civil litigation.  In January 2016 Stuart became Counsel to the firm.  He also offers his services as a mediator through Coe ADR Management.

Stuart was called to the Ontario Bar in 1966 after graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1980.


  • Collaborative Decision Resources (CDR) Mediation Course

Call to Bar

  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 1966

Special Designations

  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 1980

Awards & Achievements

  • Stuart has been included in The Best Lawyers in Canada annually since 2006 in the field of Insurance Law
  • Lexpert Directory Peer Ranked - Leading Practitioner in Commercial Insurance Litigation, 2008-2014

Memberships & Community Involvement

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • The Advocates’ Society, Past Director
  • The Advocates' Society Journal, Former Managing Editor and Editor for Civil Cases
  • Canadian Dispute Resolution Corporation, Mediator, 1989-1992
  • Personal Injury Panel, Member of the Private Court, 1991-1998
  • Law Society of Upper Canada, Civil Litigation Section - Bar Admission Course, Former Lecturer

Publications & Presentations

  • Minimum Standards
  • Understanding Municipal Liability
  • Former Lecturer for the Civil Litigation Section, Bar Admission Course, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Prepared and presented various papers with respect to Occupiers’ Liability and S.E.F. 42 endorsements
  • Delivered informal talk regarding jury trials to Ontario Bar Association Civil Litigation sub-section in 2008