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Lindsay Scott B.A. (Hons.), M.A., J.D.

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Lindsay Scott is a practical, business-minded litigator who has represented clients at the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, and all levels of court in Ontario. Her diverse litigation practice includes commercial litigation, employment law, insolvency, and general civil litigation. Lindsay's perspective on current legal issues is frequently sought by the media, and she has been featured on CTV News, in Chatelaine, and on various radio shows and podcasts.

Education

  • University of Ottawa, J.D., 2010
  • University of Alberta, M.A., 2007
  • Brock University, B.A. (Hons.), 2006

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2011

Professional Affiliations

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society

Representative Work

  • Lindsay acts for commercial litigation clients on shareholder disputes, oppression actions, breach of contract claims, investor negligence, and mortgage enforcement. Her clients range from local businesses to multinational corporations.
  • Lindsay advises small and medium-sized corporations about human resources and employment law policies.
  • Lindsay represents investment advisors and dealers in a wide variety of contexts, including employment and contract law, and regulatory matters.
  • Lindsay acts for individuals, particularly executives, who have been terminated from their employment and require advice on severance package negotiations.
  • Lindsay routinely counsels individuals and businesses in complex creditor/debtor scenarios to assist in recovery efforts.
  • Lindsay represents individuals in a wide variety of general civil litigation matters.



Awards and Honours

Community Involvement

  • The Advocates' Society, Young Advocates Standing Committee (2017-2019 term)
  • The Centre for Mindfulness Studies, Board Member (2012-2017)
  • Volunteer, Law Help Ontario (civil and employment law clinics)
  • Volunteer, Voices for Pro Bono

Publications and Presentations

    Presenter, Law Society of Ontario, "Emerging Issues in Directors' and Officers Liability 2021", April 2021.
  • Presenter, Canadian Women in Medicine's Leadership Series, "Legal 101 for physicians", March 2021.
  • Presenter, Osgoode Professional Development's "Civil Sexual Assault: Critical and Emerging Issues", February 2021.
  • Presenter, The Advocates' Society, "Managing Pandemic Pitfalls: Accommodation and Termination", January 2021.
  • Presenter, Canadian Lawyer, "Commercial Litigation Update - Top Trends Impacting Clients Going into 2021", November 2020.
  • "Salary cuts? Unsafe conditions? Your work-related legal questions, answered", Wait, There's More, Global News podcast, June 29, 2020.
  • Segment on remote work, CTV News (Toronto and Ottawa), June 29, 2020.
  • "I can do my job from home - but they want me to come in: COVID-19 employment questions, answered", Chatelaine Magazine, June 29, 2020.
  • "An employment lawyer explains what we need to know as workplaces open", The Big Story podcast, May 19, 2020.
  • "Can my boss make me take the bus? COVID-19 employment questions, answered", Chatelaine Magazine, May 12, 2020.
  • Presenter, LSO's "Key Principles in Commercial Litigation", April 2020.
  • Co-Chair, LSO's CPD - "A Paralegal's Guide to Litigating a Contract", December 2019.
  • Instructor, Civil Litigation, Emond Montgomery Paralegal Licensing Examination Prep Course, August 2018.
  • Instructor, Civil Litigation, CanBarPrep Lawyer Licensing Examination Course, Spring 2018.
  • Presenter, LSUC-accredited Continuing Legal Education, "Technology in Practice: Hacks", Fall 2017 (with Jean-Claude Killey).
  • Instructor, Civil Litigation, CanBarPrep Lawyer Licensing Examination Course, Spring 2017.
  • Presenter, Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario, "I Will Survive: Preparing for Complex Commercial Litigation Trials", Spring 2017.
  • Presenter, LSUC-accredited Continuing Legal Education, "'Transcendent Civility' in 2016: Rules, Cases, and Best Practices", Fall 2016 (with Emily Lawrence). 
  • Presenter, Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario, "Documentary Discovery of Social Medial in Wrongful Dismissal Litigation", Fall 2016.
  • Facilitator, Toronto Lawyers' Association, "Drafting Winning Motion Materials", Fall 2015. 
  • Jeff Larry and Lindsay Scott, "Guidance in secured transactions involving mortgages on real property." June 29, 2015 Canadian Lawyer.
  • Instructor, Employment Law, Emond Montgomery Paralegal Licensing Examination Prep Course, Osgoode Hall, June 2015. 
  • “The Commercial List” (on advocacy in counsel appointments with judges), The Advocates’ Journal, Vol. 33, No. 4 Spring 2015.
  • Lindsay is a regular contributor to Canadian Lawyer magazine and has a regular column about growing her practice as an associate. 
  • Facilitator, Toronto Lawyers' Association, "Drafting Winning Motion Materials", Fall 2014.Case comment - Daniels v. Canada, [2013] F.C.J. No. 4,, Ontario Bar Association - Aboriginal Law Section, May 2013.
  • “We Are Not in Kansas Anymore”: Some Tips for navigating proceedings before administrative tribunals, For the Defence, Volume 32:1, 2010, page 4 (with Robert Centa).

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