This update will provide you with:

  • An overview of the prevailing law on banks’ duties to their business and individual clients
  • A discussion of a recent BC Court of Appeal decision, Zheng v. Bank of China (Canada) Vancouver Richmond Branch, 2023 BCCA 43, involving the question of a bank’s duty to warn its customers of a potentially fraudulent transaction.
  • A summary of the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent rulings on the overarching duty of good faith and honesty in contractual performance
  • Insight into how the duty of good faith might (or should) inform an expansion of the duties banks owe to their customers, including the duty to warn
  • Course content

      1. Presentation

      2. The Duty of Honesty and Good Faith in the Banking Industry

      3. Philipp v. Barclays Bank

      4. Recording

    About this course

    • $44.00
    • 1 CPD hour
    • May 30, 2023


    Dan Chitiz

    Dan Chitiz is a founding partner at CP LLP. Called to the Ontario bar in 1990, Dan is a commercial litigator, whose extensive practice covers complex contract disputes, professional negligence claims, oppression remedy and other shareholder based actions, commercial securities litigation, partnership and limited partnership disputes, franchise litigation, employment law and real estate and construction lien litigation.

    Dan has appeared in all levels of the Ontario courts, including in a broad range of matters on the Toronto Commercial List as well as before the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

    Dan has a comprehensive arbitration practice as lead counsel, as well as having qualified with his CIArb (Chartered International Arbitrator) designation and the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society’s Gold Standard in Arbitration course.

    Alastair McNish

    Al maintains a general litigation practice. His commercial litigation practice includes contractual disputes, economic torts, and shareholder disputes. He also acts for employers and employees with respect to wrongful dismissal claims and other employment matters. Al has experience at the Superior Court, Divisional Court and Court of Appeal, and has also appeared before arbitration panels and administrative and regulatory tribunals.

    Prior to joining Chitiz Pathak LLP, Al practiced in the litigation department at McCarthy Tétrault LLP, where he focused on commercial litigation, professional liability and international trade matters.

    Al received a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree and Master of Industrial Relations degree from Queen’s University, where he was an Academic All-Canadian with the Golden Gaels football team. Al obtained his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2005, graduating in the International Law stream. He was called to the Bar in 2006.