Leading Canadian

Ben V. Hanuka

Law Works PC (Ontario)
Law Works LC (British Columbia)
Email: ben@lawworks.ca

  • J.D. (Osgoode Hall Law School), 1996
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1998
  • LL.M. (General, emphasis on advocacy; Osgoode Hall Law School), 2015
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar, 2017
  • FCIArb (Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, England)
  • Listed as a leading practitioner in Franchise Law in the Canadian Lexpert Directory and Best Lawyers in Canada peer-reviews

Member of the following qualification-based arbitration and ADR professional associations:

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), based in London, England
  • Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society
  • ADR Institute of Canada

Franchise Lawyers

Ben Hanuka is principal of Law Works PC (Ontario)/Law Works LC (British Columbia), a boutique law firm focusing on the resolution of franchise and commercial disputes through litigation, mediation and arbitration.

Member of the Ontario and British Columbia Bars; holds JD and LLM degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto; certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Civil Litigation; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Ben has acted as counsel in leading Ontario franchise court decisions that span close to twenty years. He writes frequently about franchise disputes and commercial arbitration. Years ago, he served as founding chair of the Joint Subcommittee of Franchising of OBA (predecessor to the Franchise Law Section). He has taught civil litigation at the Law Society of Ontario, chaired and presented at numerous continuing legal education programs, and served on many Bar committees and executives. He is member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, ADR Institute of Canada, and Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society. Ben is listed in the Best Lawyers in Canada and Lexpert Canadian Legal directories as a leading franchise practitioner.

Ben V. Hanuka, Recognized by Best lawyers


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Franchise Law Blog

Franchise Arbitrations – Concurrent...

Posted by | 19 October 2020

This article was originally published in The Lawyer’s Daily as a two-part series on September 23 and 24, 2020. Read More

Ontario Court Dismisses Bulk of...

Posted by | 27 August 2020

By: Anthony Pugh, Law Works  Editor: Ben Hanuka, Law Works  In Spina v. Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. Read More

Franchise Independent Legal Advice...

Posted by | 27 August 2020

This article was originally published in The Lawyer’s Daily as a two-part series on August 20, 2020 and August 24, 2020. Read More

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Ben Hanuka to Moderate Roundta...

We are pleased to announce that Ben Hanuka will be moderating a roundtable discussion at Ontario Bar Association’s upcoming annual franchise law conference on November... Read More

Ben Hanuka to Present at Franc...

We are pleased to announce that Ben Hanuka will be speaking at The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia's upcoming franchise program, Franchise Update 2020,... Read More

Ben Hanuka Recognized in the 2...

We are pleased to announce that Ben Hanuka has been peer-selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada directory in the area of Franchise Law. Read More

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