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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.


  • 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’s commercial litigation files include shareholder disputes, oppression actions, breach of contract claims, investor negligence, and mortgage enforcement. Her clients range from local businesses to multinational corporations.
  • Lindsay's employment litigation practice focuses on wrongful dismissal cases and human rights in the workplace. She also provides general advice on contracts and termination packages. Her clients vary from business executives to independent contractors and entrepreneurs.
  • Lindsay's insolvency files include advising companies on restructuring, as well as acting for a putative class in a securities class action by representing class interests in a proceeding under the Companies Creditors' Agreement Act.
  • Lindsay's copyright and trademark disputes practice includes acting for a multinational corporation in its Canadian copyright litigation.
  • On July 4, 2017, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Angus v. Municipality of Port Hope, 2017 ONCA 566, which reviews key principles in determining whether obligations are pursuant to contract or trust. Chris Paliare, Richard Stephenson, and Lindsay Scott successfully represented the Municipality of Port Hope as appellant.

Awards and Honours

  • Nominee for the Advocates' Society YASC Civility Award, 2016
  • Outstanding Achievement in Legal Studies Award, Law Society of Upper Canada,  2010
  • Senior Editor, Ottawa Law Review

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, 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).

Exceptional Advocates.


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