Richard Worsfold


Richard is pleased to bring his over 30 years of litigation experience to Mills & Mills LLP.

Richard’s practice includes a wide variety of complex matters, including Will challenges, shareholders’ rights disputes, traffic fatality cases, incapacity issues and wrongful dismissal claims.

Richard concentrates his practice in Estate Litigation and Commercial Litigation.  Richard takes a practical and efficient approach to litigation, attempting to move disputes quickly to resolution.  Richard is a firm believer in the mediation/negotiation process but where settlement has not been possible, Richard has appeared in Ontario Courts at all levels.

Richard is also a trained mediator and offers his services as mediator to individuals and counsel in the Greater Toronto Area.

Recent Court Decisions

Martin v. Martin (Martin Estate) – 2018 Superior Court decision clarifies the issue of the evidentiary threshold requirement for Will challengers. – View Case

58 Cardill Inc. v. Rathcliffe Holdings et al – 2017 – Superior Court decision with respect to interpretation of a mortgage and enforceability of three months’ interest penalty clause. – View Case

58 Cardill Inc. v. Rathcliffe Holdings et al., 2018 Court of Appeal decision upholding the Superior Court decision. – View Case

Arrow ESP Norway v. Tian – 2017 – Court of Appeal decision upholding decision regarding tracing of funds in international e-mail fraud matter. – View Case

Mishev v. Shah – 2016 Superior Court trial decision dismissing claim alleging fraud against mortgagee – View Case


Deposing the misbehaving estate trustee
Mediation plus arbitration a one two punch
Relief for dependents left out of the will
Early mediation requirements buried under backlog
Employers taking creative approaches to mitigation
YouTube and broadcasting: Applying Libel and Slander Act to Internet
Pre-Retirement Death Benefits available to satisfy a Dependant’s Relief Claim
Getting pre-retirement death benefits when left out of the will
Three months’ interest penalty – is it payable?


Interview with CBC

Other Links

Mediator Dates

Richard Worsfold contributes to the Mills & Mills LLP Blog.

Year of Call
Osgoode Hall 1983
Called to Bar 1985
Memberships & Affiliations

The Law Society of Ontario


(Chair) Progress Place Rehabilitation Centre Inc.


Employment Committee Chair - Progress Place
Board Chair - Progress Place


Phone 416-682-7113
Fax 416-863-3997
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