Dwayne Fernander is a Partner in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group.
Dwayne’s practice focuses primarily on admiralty & shipping, arbitration, construction, contentious real estate (including title/tax/landlord & tenant), fraud and white-collar crime, contentious insurance and personal injury and employment and labour matters including trade union issues and public law/judicial review matters.
Recent engagements include:
- Lead counsel in the settlement of fatal accident claim in excess of $300,000.
- Lead counsel in a Supreme Court matter involving two major companies in personal injury lawsuits against plaintiffs claiming damages in each instance well in excess of six figures.
- Assisting lead GT counsel in successfully defending against a multi-million dollar claim in the Supreme Court arising out of alleged defective construction of a water theme feature at a major resort in the Bahamas.
- Assisting lead GT counsel in successfully representing a client on an appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in which the client claimed that its copyrights had been infringed.
- Lead counsel in a major arbitration in which claimant’s claim for damages in excess of $3 million dollars was significantly reduced to mid six figures.
- Assisting lead GT counsel in the defense of a major construction company in arbitration where the claimant asserted a multi-million dollar claim for damages arising from defective construction of his home. Damages were claimed in excess of $20 million dollars. The Defendant client was successful in its countersuit.
- Assisting lead GT counsel in successfully arbitrating a construction dispute involving issues of dishonesty and fraud, and breach of contract in which millions were recovered on behalf of the claimant.
- Representing a major resort against a multi-million dollar suit filed by former employees.
- Assisting lead GT counsel in successfully representing a major industrial shipping magnate in the Supreme Court in a multi-million dollar claim commenced by 114 employees for overtime pay.