Robin Squires


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Within his transportation, class actions and defence practice, Robin provides advice to private and public sector clients.

He has extensive experience representing:

  • ship owners and P&I Clubs in actions involving domestic and international shipping
  • aviation insurers in collision and casualty claims
  • OEMs in the defence of class actions and product liability claims
  • municipalities in the defence of police officers
  • lawyers in the defence of professional negligence claims

Robin advocates for his clients and has tried cases at all levels of Ontario Courts, in the Federal Court, and in various tribunals.

His defence experience includes complex casualty matters and class actions involving multiple parties and inter-jurisdictional and cross border insurance issues.

In addition to Robin’s court experience, he advises transportation clients on corporate matters and liability and risk management issues, including:

  • drafting of service agreements
  • contracts
  • liability releases
  • indemnity agreements
  • governance issues
  • labour and employment matters

Robin is the National Leader of BLG’s Transportation Focus Group and the Toronto Leader of BLG’s Maritime Focus Group.


  • Led the BLG team defending a major OEM in a multi-jurisdictional class action involving vehicle emissions.
  • Successfully defended a Canadian shipowner in an action regarding property damage and personal injury related to a vessel’s wake.
  • Led the BLG team assisting a Canadian mining company in establishing a freight forwarding subsidiary to allow it to diversify and strengthen its business.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Board Member, Canadian Transport Lawyers Association
  • Member, Executive Committee, Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Member, Toronto Marine Club
  • Member, Canadian Maritime Law Association
  • Member, The Advocates' Society
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, Pro Bono Law Ontario’s access to justice initiatives at Superior court and the Court of Appeal
  • Member, BLG’s Pro Bono team

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2020) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Insurance Law) and since 2021 (Transportation Law) and previous editions (Personal Injury Litigation Law)
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2016) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Shipping & Maritime Law) and in the 2024 edition for Transportation (Road & Rail) and Litigation - Product Liability.
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2022) of Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as the 2022 'Lawyer of the Year' in Toronto for Transportation Law
  • Recognized in the 2023 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Canada (Transport Shipping).
  • Recognized in the 2020 edition of Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Transportation: Shipping)
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition of Doyle's Guide : Leading Transport Lawyers – Canada
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition of Who's Who Legal Canada (Shipping & Maritime)

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2006
  • LLB, Queen's University, 2005
  • Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation, Lakehead University, 1993 Honours