Colin has a bilingual practice in civil litigation and administrative law and he specializes in complex commercial cases. Colin acts for a variety of sophisticated commercial clients. He has represented business owners, franchisors, lessors and lessees, finance companies and trustees in commercial disputes. He is frequently retained for technology disputes, insurance-related litigation and defamation actions as well as procurement advice and shareholder, insolvency, product liability and trust matters.

 

Colin advises clients on appellate practice and advocacy and frequently acts as an agent before the Supreme Court of Canada. He has appeared as counsel before several federal and provincial public inquiries and has represented his clients in regulatory and disciplinary matters and various other cases involving government or quasi-public entities. After 18 years at a national law firm, Colin left with colleagues to form a boutique now known as Conway Litigation.

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Colin served as law clerk to Justices Wilson and Iacobucci at the Supreme Court of Canada. He has appeared before numerous administrative tribunals and panels, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Federal Courts and the Supreme Court of Canada. He was recognized by the Quebec Superior Court as an expert in Ontario law of commercial contracts, and has worked as an arbitrator/mediator on the Commercial Law panel of The Electronic Courthouse.

 

Colin has an enhanced Government of Canada security clearance (Top Secret (SA)) and is a designated Special Advocate for national security cases.

 

When he is not litigating or advising clients, Colin pretends to be an athlete. An awesome Ultimate Frisbee player in his youth, he now contents himself with calling “lets” on the squash court and trundling around short, flat cross-country ski trails. Salmon angling, photography and wine collecting are other interests that his family grudgingly tolerates.

 

Education

B.C.L. 1990 – McGill University

LL.B. 1990 – McGill University

M.A. 1984 – Stanford University

B.A. 1983 – Stanford University

 

Bar Admission

1992 – Ontario

 

Affiliations

Advocates’ Society
AJEFO (L’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario)
Law Society of Upper Canada

 

Publications

Blog:
Conway Lawyers Successfully Defend the Open Court Principle
Les avocats de Conway défendent avec succès la conduite d’une municipalité au cours de son enquête sur une plainte de harcèlement
Privacy Breach Class Actions in Ontario – What’s Coming in 2015
Court clarifies benefit offsets and the relevance of subsequent conduct

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