Bennett Jones | Bennett Jones Lawyers And Advisors Group - Ranjan K. Agarwal

Ranjan Agarwal has argued before the Supreme Court of Canada, provided advice to a former cabinet minister in parliamentary hearings and successfully obtained injunctions against fraudsters and departing employees. In all cases, Ranjan applies his advocacy skills, deep knowledge of the law and a pragmatic approach to help clients resolve their disputes.

Ranjan has been involved in some of the most significant cases in Ontario and Canada. Most recently, he assisted with litigation arising from the collapse of the asset-backed commercial paper market, represented an intervener in a significant religious freedom case in the Supreme Court of Canada and obtained a novel search order against a client's former employees in possession of confidential information.

A prolific speaker and former national debating champion in law school, Ranjan is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law and regularly speaks on class actions, commercial litigation, employment, human rights and constitutional law. He has published articles on a wide variety of legal issues in law reviews and trade publications and is co-author of Class Actions Law and Practice. Ranjan plays a leadership role in the Ontario Bar Association's Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights section, The Advocates' Society's Class Actions Practice Group and the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto.

In 2012, Precedent magazine recognized Ranjan as one of its Precedent Setter Award winners for his advocacy and commitment to pro bono. In court and in the community, Ranjan dedicates himself to his clients and his profession.

Select Experience

  • Mariann Taylor-Baptiste, in connection with an application for judicial review arising from a decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario involving a conflict of rights between union speech and freedom from discrimination.
  • Christian Legal Fellowship, as intervener in an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada in Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission v. Whatcott, 2013 SCC 11, which involves the constitutionality of the hate speech prohibition in Saskatchewan’s Human Rights Code.
  • South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario, as intervener in an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada in R v. N (S.), 2012 SCC 72, which involves a witness' right to wear a niqab while testifying in a criminal proceedings.

Recent Recognitions

  • 2012, Precedent Magazine Ranjan K. Agarwal, recognized as one of its Precedent Setter Award winners

Recent Publications

  • New Good-Faith Duty of Honesty in Contractual Performance Recognized by Supreme Court of Canada
  • Ontario Divisional Court Upholds Controversial Award of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal
  • Reflections on the Komagata Maru

News & Events

  • Federated Press's 2nd Class Action
  • Advance Sessions in Labour and Employment Law
  • Advance Sessions in Constituional and Human Rights Law

Blog Posts

  • The Test for Uncivil Conduct in Litigation
  • New Good-Faith Duty of Honesty in Contractual Performance Recognized by Supreme Court of Canada

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