Raj Datt is a partner and the Chair of the firm’s Subrogation & Recovery practice. His practice is focused on prosecuting large commercial and residential property losses arising from fires, floods, product liability, oil & gas operations, water/sewer main failures, construction projects, and many other complex loss scenarios.
Raj has a deep understanding of the insurance industry and is able to use this knowledge to provide his clients with clear, practical and well-rounded advice. He frequently takes the complexity of insurance law and turns it into practical knowledge that his clients can easily understand.
It is this deep knowledge that has allowed Raj to successfully recover several millions of dollars for his clients throughout his career.
Raj has litigated cases throughout Canada, and has been the lead counsel for several trials, appeals, and interlocutory motions. He has appeared on behalf of his clients before the Ontario Court of Appeal, Ontario Divisional Court, New Brunswick Court of Appeal, and the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal.
Raj earned his undergraduate degree, with high distinction, from the University of Toronto and his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Acted for the subrogating insurer in Stairs v. CFM Corp., 2017 NBCA 8, 276 A.C.W.S. (3d) 198, 406 D.L.R. (4th) 446, 63 C.C.L.I. (5th) 31, which is the leading case in Canada regarding the impact on rights of subrogation from a Release signed by an insured.
Acted for the subrogating insurer in Williams-Sonoma Inc. v. Oxford Properties Group Inc., 2013 ONCA 441,  O.J. No. 2980, 229 A.C.W.S. (3d) 865, 22 C.L.R. (4th) 199, 307 O.A.C. 314, which is one of the leading appellate cases in Canada on the application of waivers of subrogation in leases.
Stairs v. CFM Corp., 2017 NBCA 8, 276 A.C.W.S. (3d) 198, 406 D.L.R. (4th) 446, 63 C.C.L.I. (5th) 31.
URS Federal Support Services Inc. v. Kiani, 2015 ONSC 7906, 261 A.C.W.S. (3d) 606.
Boart Longyear Inc. v. Mudjatik Enterprises Inc., 2015 SKCA 15, 250 A.C.W.S. (3d) 189, 451 Sask. R. 288, 628 W.A.C. 288, 90 C.E.L.R. (3d) 173.
Williams-Sonoma Inc. v. Oxford Properties Group Inc., 2013 ONCA 441,  O.J. No. 2980, 229 A.C.W.S. (3d) 865, 22 C.L.R. (4th) 199, 307 O.A.C. 314.
Saint-François de Madawaska (Village) v. Nadeau Poultry Farm Ltd., 2011 NBCA 55,  N.B.J. No. 197, 1011 A.P.R. 107, 203 A.C.W.S. (3d) 417, 390 N.B.R. (2d) 107, 83 M.P.L.R. (4th) 169.
Ruldoph Meyer & Son Ltd. v. Endurowe Contracting,  O.J. No. 1014, 175 A.C.W.S. (3d) 1014.
1562860 Ontario Ltd. v. Insurance Portfolio Inc., 176 A.C.W.S. (3d) 1004, 73 C.C.L.I. (4th) 283, 94 O.R. (2d) 785, 94 O.R. (3d) 785.
MacKenzie v. Hamilton, 177 A.C.W.S. (3d) 77.
M.G. Transport Canada Inc. v. Halsall Associates Ltd., 169 A.C.W.S. (3d) 761.
Garratt v. Orillia Power Distribution Corp.,  O.J. No. 5489, 144 A.C.W.S. (3d) 576.
Parlette v. Sokkia Inc.,  O.J. No. 318, 136 A.C.W.S. (3d) 1006, 194 O.A.C. 22.
Parlette v. Sokkia Inc.,  O.J. No. 4626,  O.T.C. 995, 134 A.C.W.S. (3d) 988, 30 B.L.R. (4th) 106.
Canadian Bar Association
Called to the Bar
- Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, L.L.B., 2002
- University of Toronto, B.A., 1999
- Member, CBA Legal Futures Sub-Committee
Member, CBA Legal Futures Sub-Committee