Christopher joined the commercial litigation group at Devry Smith Frank LLP following his call to the bar in 2011. His practice focuses on construction litigation, including lien claims, breach of trust claims and construction deficiency matters as well as real estate litigation, commercial tenancy disputes and insurance litigation. Additionally, as a member of our commercial litigation group, Christopher has experience dealing with a range of other complex commercial disputes including shareholder disputes, employee fraud & fraud recovery, employment law matters, and defamation litigation.
He frequently appears before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and has also appeared before the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada, the Tax Court of Canada, the Small Claims Court, Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board and the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
Christopher is a graduate of the University of Toronto (Hons. B.A. & M.A) and the University of New Brunswick (LL.B). He completed his articles with Devry Smith Frank LLP and is the self-proclaimed president of the firm’s library committee. He is also a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Canadian Defence Lawyers Association.
HR/Employment Seminar - October 26, 2017
HR/Employment Seminar - October 13, 2016
Preventing and Responding to Employee Fraud
HR/Employment Seminar - June 2, 2016
Notice Periods for Short Service Employees
Employment Contracts - Christopher Statham
Christopher Statham of Devry Smith Frank LLP talks about employment contracts at the HR/Employment Seminar, more specifically he discusses termination clauses, consideration and restrictive covenants.
Employment Standards Update 2014
Employment Standards Update 2014 • New leaves under ESA, Canada Labour Code and EI • Update on key cases • Proposed amendments under Bill 14
What is Employee Fraud?
In this video, Christopher Statham, a Toronto employment lawyer talks to Toronto human resources professionals about "What is Employee Fraud?", employee theft and employment law. Christopher provides an overview of the types of employee fraud. They can include Falsifying expense reports Taking sick leave when not sick Accepting bribes or kickbacks Asset misappropriation This video outlines the different types of employee fraud and points that employers should consider before taking steps such as terminating the employee. This is a great overview for employers and Human Resources Professionals. Devry Smith Frank LLP has produced a series of videos and seminars to assist HR professionals and HR departments with employment law matters.