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Law Society presents honorary LLD to Franklyn Harris Bennett

September 24, 2021

At the October 1, 2021 Convocation meeting the Law Society will present a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) to Franklyn Harris Bennett, one of Canada’s pre-eminent experts in creditor-debtor, bankruptcy and insolvency law.

Access to the webcast will be available on the morning of, via

The webcast will be available on-demand at the same link, approximately a week later.

The Law Society awards honorary doctorates each year to distinguished individuals in recognition of outstanding achievements in the legal profession, the rule of law or the cause of justice.

“I am honoured to be able to confirm the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa upon Franklyn Harris Bennett,” said Teresa Donnelly, Treasurer, Law Society of Ontario. “Frank exemplifies the best the legal profession has to offer. His clients come to him when they find themselves in financial distress. He is empathetic and dedicated to working quickly to serve and protect his clients’ interests while achieving fair negotiations.”

Called to the Bar in 1970, Mr. Bennett is the principal of Bennett & Company in Toronto.

He is the past head of section and lecturer for the Ontario Bar Admission Course on Creditors' and Debtors' Rights and Remedies, special lecturer in the Real Estate and Family Law sections of the Bar Admission Course, past chair of both the bankruptcy and insolvency section of the Canadian Bar Association, National and Ontario, long-time council member of the Ontario Bar Association, former member of Advisory Committee to Industry Canada, a frequent lecturer, and recognized author of several texts and numerous articles on bankruptcy and insolvency law which have been cited across Canada.

His accomplishments and contributions have been highly recognized. He was awarded the Law Society Medal in 1995, Ontario Bar Association Excellence in Leadership Recognition Award, 2000, Ontario Bar Association Distinguished Service Award, 2005 and the Canadian Bar Association, Recognition & Excellency in Insolvency & Restructuring in 2010.

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