What We Do

Bennett Law

Lit·i·ga·tion: the act or process of bringing or contesting a legal action in Court

At Bennett Lawyers all we do is Litigation and Litigation-related matters (Trials, Appeals, negotiations, mediations). That’s it. Not every matter goes to Court but if it does we are ready to protect your rights, property, money and family. In particular, we focus on four main areas:

  • Criminal & Provincial Offences
  • Child Protection
  • Family
  • Civil

Who We Are

Bennett Lawyers is a team of dedicated people but only one Lawyer: David Bennett.

Dave was called to the bar in 2005. He has practiced in Temiskaming Shores since 2007 and has appeared in all levels of Court in both Ontario and British Columbia including the Courts of Appeal.

During his legal career, David Bennett has practiced in various settings: from the biggest law firm in Canada to in-house and Crown Counsel and now as a solo practitioner. Though he has practiced in almost every area of Law, Bennett Lawyers allows him to do one thing and one thing only: Litigation.

Bennett Lawyers is a lot more than just the Lawyer. The firm employs highly-skilled, professional and courteous staff. If you’re a client, you know who they are. If you become a client, you’ll soon know they are the best in the business.

Practice Areas

Bennett Law
Criminal & Provincial Offences

Bennett Lawyers has represented clients in essentially all criminal matters from shoplifting to murder. We have also represented clients in all matters of provincial and regulatory offences. The following is a sample of some, but not all, of our representative experience:

  • Drug Offences
  • DUI/Impaired/Over 80 Driving Offences
  • Driving Offences
  • Sexual Offences
  • Domestic Offences
  • Theft and Fraud Offences
  • Property Offences
  • Firearms and Weapons Offences
  • Youth Offences
  • Assault Offences
  • Homicide (Murder, Manslaughter)
Provincial/Regulatory Offences
  • Highway Traffic Act & Related Offences
  • Hunting & Fishing Offences
  • Environmental Offences
  • Labour and Employment Offences
  • Occupational Health & Safety Act Offences
  • Police Services Act Offences
  • Liquor Licence and Liquor Control Acts
  • Professional Disciplinary Matters

In all of the above matters your liberty is at stake in some form. If you need experienced, trusted Defence Counsel with a proven track record, contact us now.

When concerns are raised about a family's ability to care for a child, a child protection agency may take steps to investigate the care the child is receiving. If the child protection worker determines that the child is in need of protection, the children's aid society may start a court application against the child's parents or caregivers, and the child may be removed from their care. This area of law is referred to as child protection.
- Ministry of the Attorney General

Child protection is a difficult and complex area of Law. It almost always involves Litigation from the outset. It also involves the most invaluable of assets: children.

Bennett Lawyers understands how difficult it is to navigate this area of law – don’t do it alone. If the Government has taken steps to remove your children from you, contact us now.

Counsel Bennett is now applying his litigation and negotiation skills to Family Law. Bennett Lawyers can advise and represent you in all areas of Family Law including:

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody & Access
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Mobility Rights
  • Property Issues (matrimonial home, Pension division, vehicles…)
  • Separation Agreements
  • Marriage Contracts (Pre-Nuptial Agreements)
  • Grandparents' Rights to Access
  • Variations of Prior Orders and Agreements
  • Trials & Appeals
  • Restraining Orders
  • Second Opinions

Whether you need assistance at the beginning or at the end of a relationship you’ve come to the right place. Contact us now.

Money, power and property: Civil Litigation involves asserting and protecting your entitlements to all of these important matters. They are your civil rights. Bennett Lawyers can advise and represent you in related disputes including:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Tort Litigation
  • Professional Negligence
  • Appeals and Judicial Reviews
  • Partnership and Business Disputes
  • Injunctions
  • Estate Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation & Latent Defect Claims
  • Breach of Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Defamation
  • Insurance disputes
  • Collection actions

Sometimes, the Government sees fit to have your civil rights and entitlements determined by a specialized body or Administrative Tribunal. Bennett Lawyers can also assist you with these types of matters, including:

  • License Appeal Tribunal
  • Ontario Municipal Board
  • Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
  • Professional Discipline Bodies
  • Judicial Reviews and Appeals
  • Health Professions Appeal and Review Board
  • Canadian Human Rights Commission and Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
  • Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario
  • Environmental Review Tribunal

If you find yourself needing representation in initiating or responding to any of the matters above, Bennett Lawyers can help. Contact us now.

Contact Us

Bennett Lawyers is located in historic Haileybury, Ontario which became part of the City of Temiskaming Shores in 2004. Haileybury is also home to the main Courthouse for the District of Timiskaming.

  • Email info@bennettlawyers.ca
  • Phone 705-672-3166
  • Fax 888-672-3165
  • Address P.O. Box 580
    494 Ferguson Avenue
    Haileybury, ON
    P0J 1K0