Languages Spoken

English, Hindi and Spanish

Specialties

Personal Injury Litigation on behalf of injured victims involving tort litigation, accident benefits. long term disability, slip and falls, CPP, Chronic pain, Catastrophic Injuries, Head Trauma and Brain Injuries, Slip and Falls, Amputee or Loss of Limb cases, Paediatric cases, Slip and fall, Orthopaedic and Employment issues related to disabilities.

Anu Bakshi B.A. (Hons), LL.B.

Phone: 416.633.1065
Fax: 416.633.9782
Email: abakshi@carranza.on.ca
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Growing up in Saskatchewan, Anu witnessed hard work and a sense of community, which is the key to every aspect of her practice.

Anu devotes her practice to representing individuals who have suffered serious or catastrophic personal injuries.  She is known for her enthusiastic commitment to her clients that goes beyond the traditional lawyer-client relationship. She has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, Financial Services Commission of Ontario, and Workplace and Safety Appeals Tribunal. She has a special interest in long term disability cases.

In her personal life, Anu is one of the founders of the South Asian Legal Clinic. The clinic provides ethno-specific services to the most vulnerable members of society. She served on the Board of Skill for Change for three years, a non-profit agency providing learning and training opportunities for newcomers.

Anu firmly believes in access to justice and fair compensation for victims pursuing insurance claims.

Education

  • Admitted to Ontario Bar (2002)
  • Bachelors of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School (LLB, 2000)
  • Bachelor of Arts with high honours, University of Saskatchewan (B.A., 1997)

Memberships

  • The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario
  • Skills for Change Board

Achievements or Awards

  • South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario Achievement Award (2007)
  • Shibley Righton Tax Law Award, Osgoode Hall Law School (2000)
  • Foster Human Rights Award, University of Saskatchewan Law School (2000)

Noteworthy Cases

  • A newcomer to Canada was on her way to her first day of work when she was struck by a car as a pedestrian.  She had a previous history of complicated back surgeries in her home country many years ago. The Insurer refused to pay compensation for her loss of earnings because it was their view that the victim did not have any Canadian work experience and her injuries were related to her back problems before the accident.  Anu contacted various witnesses in the victim’s home country and tracked down her doctors, medical records, newspaper articles and pictures relating to her active and successful life before she came to Canada.   Anu built the client's story that led to a significant settlement for income loss for this newcomer to Canada.
  • A victim in a car accident was struggling to return to work at her heavy job in a factory.  She was missing days and going on and off short term disability, and her employer was getting angrier and angrier.  Her employer terminated her employment and cited “downsizing” as the reason.  She came to see Anu without any work and any entitlement to disability benefits.  Anu negotiated fair compensation for the loss of her job,  monies for medical benefits and reinstatement of long term disability benefits.