WE’RE IN THIS TOGETHER
At Beyond Law, we believe that the best path to success in litigation is along a road travelled together. That’s why we promise to not only provide great service, but to stand by your side every step of the way.
WHY BEYOND LAW
Litigation is personal. The service you receive should be no different. At Beyond Law we aim to deliver an experience where the process is tended to with the same level of care as getting you a great result.
Our firm is built on the following core values:
Your case is important to you. We firmly believe that if we aren’t respecting your case, we aren’t respecting you. We promise to devote the time, energy, and attention that both you and your case deserve.
The foundation of a successful lawyer-client relationship is trust. We aim to build trust through honesty, decency, and keeping our word – not through commercials, billboards, or catchy jingles.
Many law firms take a team approach to their files, which really just means you will speak with someone other than your lawyer. We refuse to practice this way. The lawyer you hire is the lawyer you’ll get, from start to finish.
Litigation can be full of surprises. Your lawyer shouldn’t. Our approach is fully transparent – from how we operate, to how we manage your file, to how we charge you. Now isn’t that a pleasant surprise?
Knowledge is power. We’ll help you get there by making things understandable and accessible. You’ll be able to ask tough questions, be confident in your decisions, and feel a sense of control as we put you in the driver’s seat.
As our client we promise you that we will honour these values in our delivery of services. If at any time you feel we are falling short then please let us know.
We offer the following services to the public. Please contact us to obtain more information and to discuss your potential claim.
Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
Accident Benefits Claims
Wrongful Death Claims
Disability Insurance Claims
Life Insurance Claims
Occupiers’ Liability Claims
Nursing Home Negligence
Insurance Brokers’ Negligence
Recreational and Sports Injuries
Cyberbully and Bullying
Invasion of Privacy
Class Actions and Mass Torts
We not only strive to provide exceptional service to the public, but to our profession as well. We are proud to offer our legal services to other lawyers on complex matters including:
Motions (including summary judgment)
Examinations for discovery
Case Strategy and Consulting
Letters of Opinion
Legal Research and Writing
In addition to these services we gladly accept client referrals from other lawyers. For us, it’s about building relationships and building trust. We understand that when we accept a referral we not only put our own reputation on the line, but that of the referring lawyer as well. That’s why we take our obligations seriously. We will go above and beyond to provide the kind of service that reflects well upon you as the referring lawyer.
WHO WE ARE
Before becoming a lawyer, Kate witnessed first-hand the devastating effects of a personal injury incident when someone very close to her was seriously injured in a car accident. The toll it took on Kate and her family was enormous, but it also provided Kate with insight into the importance of having skilled, knowledgeable, caring, and compassionate legal counsel. She gained an appreciation for the significant role a lawyer can play, not only in obtaining fair compensation for their clients, but in assisting their clients in their recovery.
Kate obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto and her law degree from the University of Western Ontario. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2007. Before founding Beyond Law, Kate was a partner at one of Canada’s top ranked personal injury law firms where she worked on complex, multi-party, and multi-million dollar claims.
Kate is known for her detail oriented, thorough, and strategic approach to representing her clients. She has trial experience in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice and has conducted hearings before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the Licence Appeal Tribunal, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal. Kate’s careful approach and broad experience ensures that her clients truly have a choice between settlement and trial.
Kate has appeared in Law Times, a provincial newspaper servicing the legal community, and The Lawyers Weekly, a national legal newspaper. As a repeat guest on the radio show “What She Said” and a guest on the Disability Channel, Kate has addressed issues relating to personal injury law and insurance. Kate has authored papers and has been invited to present for various organizations including the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Kate has also participated as a panelist in the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Justicia Project programs, initiatives designed to support the retention and advancement of women lawyers in private practice. Recently, Kate was involved in the development of the civil litigation curriculum for Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program.
A firm believer in giving back, Kate has worked with several organizations close to her heart. From helping the Kids at Play organization bring the “Slow Down Kids at Play” campaign to Toronto’s east end communities, to sitting as the committee chair for the Brain Injury Society of Toronto’s annual Run, Walk and Roll, Kate is dedicated to supporting the community. She is also a past vice-chair of the New Lawyers Division of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.
Josh completed his law degree at the University of Western Ontario, where he graduated with distinction and placed in the top 5% of his graduating class. After being called to the Bar in 2007, Josh pursued graduate legal studies at the University of Cambridge, England, where he obtained his Master of Law (LL.M.) on a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust scholarship. Before founding Beyond Law Josh was a partner at one of Canada’s top-ranked personal injury law firms.
Josh takes a methodical yet practical approach to cases. While recognizing that settlement is often the preferred resolution for his clients, he has taken cases to arbitration and trial where necessary. Josh has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Divisional Court, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal. Josh’s notable cases include Sopher v. Primmum, FSCO A15-001693, Mamado v. Fridson, 2016 ONSC 4080, McMillan v. Adeite, 2016 ONSC 3918, Marcus v. TTC, FSCO P14-00005, and Evtropova v. Minister of Education, 2015 ONSC 3321, which involved the tragic death of two-year-old Eva Ravikovich at an illegally-run daycare in Vaughan.
In addition to serving his clients, Josh is actively involved in Toronto’s legal community. He is a past executive member of the Insurance Law Group of the Ontario Bar Association and has sat on various working groups which involved making submissions to the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Attorney General of Ontario. Josh has presented as a guest speaker for the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Bar Association, the University of Toronto, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in the area of personal injury law. He has also published in a wide range of areas including personal injury law, privacy law, criminal justice, and Shakespeare. His articles have been taught at universities in both Canada and the United States. Josh was also involved in developing the civil litigation course for Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program.
Recently, Josh was selected for inclusion in the 2020 edition of “Best Lawyers in Canada” in the field of personal injury litigation. Josh’s “Best Lawyers” profile may be found here.
HOW WE GET PAID
We operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid until and unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. Our fee model is designed to alleviate the financial hardship and stress experienced by our clients, many of whom are unable to work due to illness or injury. We believe that access to justice should not be determined by a person’s financial circumstances, or their ability to pay, but the merits of their case.
Beyond Law LLP
67 Yonge Street, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1J8
We are conveniently located in downtown Toronto, just blocks from Union Station. There are numerous parking lots in the area as well. If you are unable to travel to our office, we would be pleased to come to you.