Heather J. Vaughan attended Osgoode Hall Law School and obtained her LL.B. in 1999. She is a partner at the law firm of Benson Percival Brown where she started her career as an articling student.
Heather’s insurance defence litigation practice includes the defence of motor vehicle liability claims which vary in scope from maintaining threshold defence positions to managing complex and catastrophic personal injury claims.
She defends claims against daycares, long-term care facilities, private schools, as well as professionals such as teachers, physiotherapists, pharmacists, nurses, and psychotherapists. She defends and prosecutes negligence claims by and against builders, suppliers, and installers involved in the construction of residential and commercial projects.
Heather acts as Tribunal Counsel to the Complaints, Discipline and Qualification and Registration Committees of the Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO).
Her administrative law practice includes advocacy before tribunals such as Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT) and the Human Rights Tribunal (HRTO), as well as representing regulated health professionals in the complaints and discipline process before their respective Colleges.
Heather has had the privilege of helping many pharmacists deal with complaints and discipline matters before the Ontario College of Pharmaicsts.
Doobay v. Fu, 2020 ONSC 1774 (CanLII), https://canlii.ca/t/j7qcp
Doobay v. Fu, 2020 ONSC 3329 (CanLII), https://canlii.ca/t/j899r
Due v. Collings, 2018 ONSC 4003 (CanLII) https://canlii.ca/t/hsrj7
Desbiens v. Lim, 2013 ONSC 6124 (CanLII), https://canlii.ca/t/g0x8g
RBC General Insurance Company v. Enterprise Rent-A-Car Canada Limited, 2013 ONCA 213 (CanLII), https://canlii.ca/t/fwvg0
Morante-McRae v. King, 2013 ONSC 2200 (CanLII), https://canlii.ca/t/fxc7r
Kim v. Choi, 2012 ONSC 6627 (CanLII), https://canlii.ca/t/fv2ch
Lange v. 882819 Ontario Limited, 2006 CanLII 51175 (ON SC), https://canlii.ca/t/1r0jt
Mercure v. Gilbert, 2004 CanLII 36072 (ON SC), https://canlii.ca/t/1j3jc
Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd. V. Charleston  O.J. No. 100 Middlesex Condominium Corp. No. 79 v. McFarlane 2001 CarswellOnt 2744, 107 A.C.W.S. (3d) 313
G. v M. L., 2020 CanLII 36276 (ON HPARB), https://canlii.ca/t/j7xss
Stewart v Merani, 2022 CanLII 103563 (ON HPARB), https://canlii.ca/t/jstqv
Stewart v Merani, 2022 CanLII 103562 (ON HPARB), https://canlii.ca/t/jstqz
D.B. v J.G., 2020 CanLII 64050 (ON HPARB), https://canlii.ca/t/j9k00
Gray v M.L., 2022 CanLII 72119 (ON HPARB), https://canlii.ca/t/jrc2l
ONTARIO COLLEGE OF PHARMACISTS DISCIPLINE PANEL:
Ontario (College of Pharmacists) v. White, 2020 ONCPDC 14 (CanLII), https://canlii.ca/t/jgrhs
Ontario (College of Pharmacists) v. Jurkuvenas, 2019 ONCPDC 21 (CanLII), https://canlii.ca/t/jg65f
Ontario (College of Pharmacists) v. Evans, 2019 ONCPDC 13 (CanLII), https://canlii.ca/t/j1wbc
Ontario (College of Pharmacists) v. Satija, 2021 ONCPDC 33 (CanLII), https://canlii.ca/t/jj2hz
Decision No. 3536/18, 2018 ONWSIAT 4001 (CanLII), https://canlii.ca/t/hxs1d
Decision No. 1691/16, 2016 ONWSIAT 2108 (CanLII), https://canlii.ca/t/gvkcx
Decision No. 1386/15, 2015 ONWSIAT 1579 (CanLII), https://canlii.ca/t/gljh5