Denise Bambrough

Denise L Bambrough


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Denise has over 25 years’ experience handling both construction and surety bond disputes and civil fraud investigation and recovery matters.

As part of her construction law practice, Denise handles surety bond claims and a broad range of other construction claims, including:

  • claims for breach of contract
  • breach of trust
  • construction liens
  • indemnity and other recovery claims arising out of construction projects

She has extensive experience representing surety bonding companies on many types of claims and issues relating to performance bonds and labour and material payment bonds, as well as claims for indemnification, breach of trust and other avenues of recovery for surety bond losses.

She also advises owners and contractors on a wide variety of issues arising out of construction projects and related disputes.

Denise also practices extensively in the areas of civil fraud recovery and commercial litigation involving issues related to fraud.

  • Mareva injunctions
  • Norwich Pharmacal orders
  • Anton Piller orders
  • setting aside fraudulent conveyances
  • tracing orders
  • restitution orders


  • Representing surety bonding companies, owners, developers, general contractors and subcontractors with respect to issues relating to surety bond claims, construction contracts, construction liens and breach of trust claims.
  • Conducting fraud recovery litigation, including representing victims of fraud in fraud investigations and recovery proceedings with respect to employee fraud, credit card, cheque and investment fraud, bankruptcy fraud, and secret commission schemes.
  • Dealing extensively with private investigators and other sources for locating, freezing and seizing assets.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Executive Member, Canadian Bar Association, Construction and Infrastructure Law Section
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association, Litigation, Construction Law and Insurance Sections
  • Member, The Advocates' Society
  • Member, Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Member, Canadian Association of Women in Construction
  • Fellow, Canadian College of Construction Lawyers

Community Involvement

  • Captain, BLG Weekend to End Women's Cancers Team
  • Team Lead, Habitat for Humanity Women Build

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2022) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Construction Law)
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2023) of Benchmark Litigation Canada as a Litigation Star
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2020) of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Construction Law)
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2022) of Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition (and since 2022) of Who's Who Legal: Canada (Asset Recovery)

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 1992
  • LLB, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1990
  • BA in Political Science, University of Toronto, 1987