Julian H. Porter, QC
Partner

Julian H. Porter Q.C., Barrister & Solicitor

100 King St W, Suite 1600 , 1 First Canadian Place
Toronto, ON M5X 1G5
Phone: (416) 862-4297
Fax: (416) 862-7661
E-mail: julian.porter@julianporterqc.com
 
 
 

Sr. trial/appellate counsel. Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation. Specialist in libel. Has appeared before all levels of court in every kind of civil & criminal proceeding. Acts for plaintiffs & defendants in libel, copyright & freedom of speech matters. Practises as independent counsel, has few conflicts of interest & has sued, on behalf of clients most major news, TV & radio networks. Acts for insurance companies, magazines, newspapers & TV stations defending libel actions. Enjoys trial work & juries. Successfully defended Maclean’s in three human rights freedom of speech prosecutions. Was involved in a long libel jury trial that changed the law in Canada & a jury trial in which the award was the highest possible for a slander case. Successfully represented a defendant in an interesting slander trial re an employee reference but an appeal is pending.  Argued a case in the SCC on Nov 29/17 (Haaretz.com et al v. Goldhar – Case No. 37202).  See the last 10 minutes of the webcast of this case on the SCC website. Co-author of Canadian Libel Practice. Fellow, ACTL. Member of a House of Commons committee approving appts. to the SCC. Was invited to lunch by the Chief Justice of the SCC to talk to the justices about art.


Year Called to the Bar:1964 (ON)
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