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1810-438 University Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2K8
My practice is a specialty barrister practice devoted to Libel and Slander, including internet defamation (cyberlibel), and Reputation Management serving primarily lawyers in private practice and In house counsel. I assist them with the initial assessment of potential claims or defences, opinions in libel law procedure and tactics, the preparation of pleadings, motions and discovery and the preparation for and attendance at Trials and Appeals. Co-author of "Canadian Libel Practice" published by Butterworths, 1985. Co-author of "Canadian Libel and Slander Actions" published by Irwin Law, 2004. Author of "Cyberlibel: Information Warfare in the 21st Century?" (2011). Over 30 years I have acted in several thousand defamation actions for municipalities, corporations, individuals, media organizations as plaintiffs and defendants throughout Canada, U.S.A. & England. Member of the Bar of Ontario 1979. Member of the Attorney General's Advisory Committee (Ian Scott) on the law of defamation. Assisted revising the Jury Charge used by Ontario Judges in libel actions. Education: B.A. (Cape Town); LLB (Dalhousie); LLM (Osgoode)
103-30 St. Clair Ave. W.
Toronto, Ontario M4V 3A1
I have been practicing exclusively as a criminal trial defence lawyer since 1974, Toronto based. I specialize in matters that have serious consequences for anyone facing the attentions of the criminal justice system. I am familiar with the court system at all levels and have conducted trials throughout the province from Elliott Lake to Kingston, Brampton, Hamilton, Oshawa, Ottawa, Peterborough, London and Toronto. I have brought all kinds of cases to a successful conclusion including impaired driving, theft, conspiracy to import drugs, trafficking, sexual assault, fraud and homicide. Theoretically the criminal justice system presumes you are innocent. You will find that you will not feel you are being treated that way. If you retain me, you will be defended by an aggressive, skillful and experienced advocate. I promise you that, in the face of the police, the prosecutor and the court system itself, I will dedicate myself to the protection of your rights and defence of your innocence.