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John Illingworth

Partner Toronto, T: 416.869.8557 C: 416.305.8029 F: 416.862.8247

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Bar admission

Law Society of Ontario


Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B.
York University, B.F.A. (Hons)

Membership and affiliations

American Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association


John Illingworth is a Partner in our Toronto office. His practice includes a broad range of labour and employment issues, with a special focus on workers’ compensation, occupational health and safety, and labour relations

John routinely works with employers to address the challenges of managing a safe workplace. He has assisted clients in developing safety programs, drug and alcohol testing protocols, and conducting investigations. He defends companies and supervisors charged with OHS offences, and has extensive experience with workers’ compensation appeals, cost transfer applications, and right of action applications.

John has appeared at all levels of court and represents clients at various administrative tribunals across Canada, including workers’ compensation boards, coroner’s inquests, labour relations boards, grievance arbitrations, and human rights tribunals.

John has spoken on various safety topics throughout Canada and the United States, and has been recognized as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in workplace safety by Best Lawyers in Canada and the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

John is the president of the Kitchener Waterloo Youth Basketball Association, and was recently privileged to accept on the club’s behalf the Canada 150 award for its contributions to youth sports in Canada.

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