Robyn M. Ryan Bell

Partner

Business Litigation, Public and Administrative Lawyer at Bennett Jones Ottawa

T: 613.683.2307
T: 416.777.4874

Robyn Ryan Bell has a general litigation practice with a focus on business litigation and public and administrative law.

Robyn acts in a variety of litigation matters, including securities, corporate, commercial, constitutional law, directors' and officers' liability and product liability cases. She has also acted as counsel in numerous administrative law matters.

Robyn has a broad trial and appellate practice in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada and has also appeared before the trial and appellate courts of New Brunswick and the Yukon Territory, and the Manitoba and Saskatchewan Courts of Queen's Bench. Robyn has appeared as counsel before administrative tribunals including, the Ontario Racing Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Robyn is a regular speaker at professional conferences and has, for many years, taught advocacy skills for The Advocates' Society and for the Osgoode Hall Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop. In the past, she has taught courses in civil trial advocacy at Queen's University Law School. Robyn serves as a Mentor under the Law Society of Upper Canada's Civility Complaints Protocol. She is a member of the editorial board of Corporate Liability, published by Federated Press and is a past director of The Advocates' Society.

Select Experience

  • The Province of Manitoba in its claim pursuant to the Tobacco Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act against the tobacco industry. Manitoba v. Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. 2013 MBQB 157; Manitoba v. Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. 2014 MBQB 160.
  • The Government of Saskatchewan in its claim pursuant to the Tobacco Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act against the tobacco industry. Saskatchewan v. Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. 2013 SKQB 357.
  • The Province of New Brunswick in its claim pursuant to the Tobacco Damages and Health Care Costs Recovery Act against the tobacco industry. New Brunswick v. Rothmans Inc. 2009 NBQB 198, affirmed at 2010 NBCA 35, leave to appeal to the S.C.C. dismissed October 21, 2010 (Nos. 33763 and 33764); New Brunswick v. Rothmans Inc. 2010 NBQB 291; New Brunswick v. Rothmans Inc. v. Grand River Enterprises Six Nations Ltd. 2012 NBQB 19; New Brunswick v. Rothmans Inc. 2012 NBQB 230.

Recent Publications

Recent Recognitions

  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell

    Robyn M. Ryan Bell, received a BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating

News & Speaking Engagements