Bikram Singh Bal
Carleton University, Bachelor of Arts (Honours), 2011
University of Alberta, Juris Doctor, 2014
Called to Bar: Ontario, 2015
Bikram is an associate in FDH Lawyers litigation group. His practice is exclusively focused on litigation matters, including but not limited to:
- commercial litigation;
- breach of contract cases;
- oppression remedy cases;
- derivative actions;
- shareholder and partnership disputes;
- debtor-creditor litigation;
- commercial landlord and tenant disputes;
- construction disputes (residential and commercial);
- defamation and libel;
- breach of trust claims; and
- employment law matters.
Bikram regularly appears before the Superior Court of Justice, and has been actively involved in Divisional Court and Court of Appeal matters.
Bikram is a zealous, passionate, and practical advocate who approaches all matters from a legal and business perspective. He is focused on ensuring that his clients’ needs and interests are met throughout the litigation process.
Recent notable cases in which Bikram has argued on behalf of clients include:
- Vrbanic v. Stevens et al : Bikram represented the Defendants in this lawsuit arising from a shareholder and business dispute. The Plaintiff brought a summary judgment motion for a variety of claims, including breach of contract, wrongful dismissal, breach of indemnity, redemption of shares, and punitive and exemplary damages, in the aggregate amount of over $540,700.00 plus interest and costs. Bikram successfully opposed the summary judgment motion, which was dismissed in its entirety and Bikram’s clients secured a costs order in their favour of $30,000.00.
- Williams v. Ostapchuk : Bikram was retained by the Plaintiff in this lawsuit after Minutes of Settlement were signed by the Plaintiff and the Defendant at a settlement meeting with their respective lawyers. Bikram successfully brought a motion to set aside the Minutes of Settlement in their entirety on the basis that the Minutes of Settlement were an unconscionable transaction, entered into by the Plaintiff under psychological pressure from the Defendant’s intimidation tactics, and that enforcing the Minutes of Settlement would not be in the interests of justice, despite the fact that the Plaintiff had a lawyer present with her at the settlement meeting. Bikram also achieved a $6,600.00 costs order in favour of the Plaintiff for the motion to set aside the Minutes of Settlement.
Bikram is fluent in English, French and Punjabi, which allows him to better understand the societal and cultural realities of clients and provide them with more effective representation.
Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association, The Advocates’ Society
Publications and Articles
Accommodation of the Sikh Turban and Articles of Faith in Employment – Raj Anand and Bikram Singh Bal