ERIN H. DURANT
Erin (she/her) founded Durant Barristers after practicing law as a partner at one of the largest law firms in Canada and at a litigation focused boutique. Erin's dispute resolution experience includes a wide variety of personal injury/insurance matters, defending professionals in negligence claims and disciplinary complaints, real estate disputes, commercial litigation and investigations/reviews of all sorts. She regularly conducts independent investigations and reviews in times of crisis for various organizations.
Erin has experience conducting trials, particularly jury trials, and appeals. She has represented clients in court and before tribunals including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Appeal, Federal Court of Canada, applications for leave to the Supreme Court of Canada, the Sport Dispute Resolution Tribunal of Canada, and the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. Erin also has mediation and arbitration experience both as counsel and as a neutral assisting parties in resolving their disputes.
A former competitive athlete and NCCP certified coach, Erin has a particular interest in sports disputes and administration. In this capacity, she frequently assists national and provincial sports organizations, athletes and coaches with discipline complaints, Return to Sport issues, doping matters, team selection issues, Safe Sport investigations and policy reviews.
Erin offers barrister services to other lawyers to assist with trials, appeals and other complex situations.
Erin provides pro bono representation to deserving individuals as time permits and is listed on the SDRCC pro bono roster.
Book a meeting with Erin online at https://calendly.com/erinhdurant/new-connection.
Awards and Recognitions
Recognized in Lexpert's 2021 Directory as "repeatedly recommended" in the area of personal injury litigation.
Recognized in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada in the areas of insurance law and professional malpractice law.
Recipient of the Advocates' Society's 2020 Writer's Award.
Recognized as having one of the best legal twitter accounts by the Clawbies in 2019.
Recipient of the Ontario Bar Association's David W. Scott Award for Pro Bono legal services in 2019.
Recipient of Lexpert's Zenith Award as a Change Agent in law in 2019.