Neil practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, personal injury and medical malpractice. He represents clients in a broad range of matters including contractual, real estate and employment disputes. He also acts for victims of serious personal injuries. Whatever the case, Neil believes that the key to a successful result is strong, principled and intelligent representation.
Neil has argued cases at all levels of court in Ontario and regularly represents clients before the Superior Court of Justice and various other decision-makers.
Neil joined the firm in 2011 after completing a clerkship at the Federal Court with the Honourable Justice Russel W. Zinn. He has previously worked at the Ministry of the Attorney General (Finance and Revenue branch) and at Parkdale Community Legal Services. Neil writes regularly on a range of civil litigation and administrative law subjects.
Areas of Practice
- Civil and Commercial Litigation
- Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice
- Administrative Law
- Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D.
- University of Toronto, Hons. B.A.
- Anatomy of an Examination for Discovery, The Advocates' Journal (Fall 2018)
- Expand the small claims court to protect access to justice, Toronto Star (July 12, 2018)
- Civil Contempt and Enforcement of Judgments (May 22, 2018)
- Justice Delayed, The Advocates' Journal (Summer 2017)
- Litigating the Prison Injury Case, OTLA Litigator magazine (May 2017)
- In defence of lawyers' contingency fees, Toronto Star (March 14, 2017)
- Keeping Tabs interview (February 2017)
- Beyond Hryniak: The Path to Accessible Civil Justice, The Advocates' Journal (Fall 2015)
- Encouraging Settlement vs. Precise Compensation: Sable Offshore v. Ameron, IBM v. Waterman, and the Future of Mary Carter/Pierringer Settlement Deductibility (2015), 68 S.C.L.R. (2d) 429
- Contracts in an Electronic World, Ontario Bar Association Civil Litigation Section (May 29, 2014)
- Review of Rules of Professional Conduct in the Context of Lease
Negotiations, 2014 International Council of Shopping Centers, Canadian Shopping Centre Conference (March 28, 2014)
- Damages under PIPEDA: A Purposive Approach and a New High Water Mark,
Canadian Privacy Law Review, Vol. 11, No. 1 (December 2013)
- Judicial Review of Coroners’ Decisions and Modern Administrative Law:
The Impact of the Supreme Court's Decisions in Dunsmuir, Alliance Pipeline, and Alberta Teachers’ Association (with R.
Macklin), Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice, (2013) 26
- The Ontario justice system is ‘a cattle call of lawyers’, National Post, January 16, 2013
- Adequacy of Reasons – From Procedural Fairness to Substantive Review:
Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses’ Union v Newfoundland and Labrador
(Treasury Board), Canadian Bar Review, (2011) 90 Can. Bar. Rev. 511
- Ontario Bar Association, Member
- Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Member
- Advocates' Society, Member