Barnes Trickett

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Brandon focuses on complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, regulatory affairs and investigations.

He also practises in the area of public law with an emphasis on public security matters, access to information concerns and questions of civil liability of public authorities. He has particular experience advising directors and officers of corporate entities and charities on contentious governance matters and the use of the oppression remedy.

Brandon has appeared at trial and appellate courts in Ontario and Manitoba, in the Federal Court and before numerous other Canadian and UK tribunals. Brandon’s work has a significant international dimension, having practised for over a decade in major global firms in London and Toronto before joining Fillmore Riley in 2018. Brandon is fluent in French and English, with capability in other languages.


  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2022, Litigation - Corporate Commercial 
  • Benchmark Litigation: 40 & Under Hot List , 2019, 2020 & 2021
  • 2021 Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyers Under 40

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  • Lead counsel for a biotechnology multinational in arbitral proceedings against a Canadian university regarding intellectual property marketing agreements.
  • Avocat pour un conglomérat de construction français dans de nombreuses poursuites liées à des projets hydroélectriques dans le nord-est de l’Ontario.
  • Associate counsel for a prominent politically-exposed person in Canadian litigation regarding matters of state liability and choice of forum (Bouzari and others v. Hashemi Bahremani and others).
  • Avocat principal d’une école privée dans une décision fréquemment citée au sujet de la capacité de représentation des conseillers juridique (Eouanzoui et autres c. Lycée Français de Toronto et autres).
  • Associate counsel in a complex trusts dispute involving Anglican Church of Canada property (Incorporated Synod of the Diocese of Huron v Delicata and others).
  • Lead counsel in arbitral proceedings for a Djibouti-based trading company against a global non-governmental organization.
  • Associate counsel in lengthy proceedings involving determinations of status and housing eligibility for Indigenous women (Sawridge Band v. R., Peshee v. Tsuu T’ina Nation).

Securities-Related Matters

  • Designated Manitoba defence counsel to a Schedule 1 bank for financial advisor/broker negligence claims.
  • Co-counsel with appearances in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal for a former executive in litigation arising from the insolvency of Sino-Forest Corp. (Labourers Pension Fund of Central and Eastern Canada (Trustee of) v. Sino-Forest Corp. and others; Sino-Forest Corp, Re).
  • Co-counsel for an executive in insider trading allegations related to a prominent Canadian aerospace manufacturer.
  • Solicitor for the fund manager in insolvency, civil, and criminal proceedings arising from the collapse of Weavering Capital (UK) Ltd and related offshore entities.
  • Co-counsel to a major Latin American agricultural producer in international arbitral proceedings related to the conduct of trades of commodities futures on a futures exchange.
  • Member of a legal and compliance advisory group in respect of the establishment of an international financial centre in Central Asia.


  • Conduct of an international investigation of a major European bank, touching on aspects of anti-money laundering and fiscal control, in the UK, France, Switzerland, and the Ukraine.
  • Counsel to a Winnipeg-based public company with national operations on matters of subsidiary director conduct.
  • Counsel to the leadership of a participant in a highly-publicized data breach involving offshore financial holdings and records.
  • Conseil ayant la conduite d’une enquête d’un Stiftung suisse concernant certaines utilisations de fonds de dotation en Chypre et Les Seychelles.
  • Lead counsel to a Western Canadian financial services entity in an investigation related to mortgage fraud and misconduct.


  • Clare College, University of Cambridge , Hons MA (Cantab), 2003

Bar Admissions

  • Manitoba, 2018
  • Ontario, 2010
  • Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2009
  • Alberta, 2006

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Advocates’ Society
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Branch
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario