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Christopher Goodridge


Suite 1100, Cabot Place
100 New Gower St.
St. John’s, N.L.
A1C 6K3



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Newfoundland and Labrador, 2020

Legal Assistant(s): Christine Osmond

Christopher maintains a civil litigation practice with a focus on municipal law, health law, insurance defence, and commercial litigation. Christopher has extensive experience advising clients on matters relating to:

  • Negligence claims against municipalities, development and real property disputes, and expropriation matters.
  • Defending insurers in claims for personal injury (motor vehicle accidents and slip and falls) and property damage (oil tank spills, fire loss, flood loss, and sewer backups).
  • Subrogated claims by insurers to recover damages from the uninsured defendant.
  • Negligence claims against healthcare organizations and their employees.

Christopher has been involved in the following engagements:

  • Counsel for an insurance company in the decision of Power v White, 2022 NLSC 20, resulting in a damages award of $500,000.00 against the uninsured motorist.
  • Co-counsel for the successful defendant in Walsh v. TRA Company Limited et al, 2022 NLSC 6. The litigation involved a multi-million dollar claim against a national grocery store arising from a disputed supply arrangement. The court dismissed all claims against the defendants.
  • Counsel for the successful respondent in Campbell v. North West River (Town), 2021 NLSC 47, involving an application to extend the time for the resident to appeal a previous dismissal of her claim against the municipality. The application was dismissed in its entirety.
  • Obtaining judgment and successfully recovering a debt of approximately $60,000.00 from an individual residing outside North America.

Christopher has appeared at the various levels of courts and tribunals in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Education & Career


University of New Brunswick, JD, 2019
Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, B.Comm., 2015
The University of Hertfordshire, Business Administration, 2014


Board Member, Thrive
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Articling and Placement Committee, University of New Brunswick (2016 – 2019)
The Representative for the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law, Hockey Arbitration Competition of Canada (2017)
Student Council, Memorial University (2013 – 2015)


William Henry Harrison Moot Court Prize
Faculty of Business Administration Deans List, Memorial University
Dr. Edmund de Rothschild International Study Scholarship, Memorial University
Silver Award, The Duke of Edinburgh

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