Colin has a bilingual practice in civil litigation and public and administrative law. He specializes in complex commercial cases. Colin has acted for a variety of sophisticated commercial clients for over 25 years. He represents business owners, franchisors, lessors and lessees, finance companies and trustees in all forms of commercial matters. 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 the boutique now known as Conway Litigation. He is on the Board of Directors of the Advocates Society, a group comprising over 5,500 advocates across Canada whose mandate includes promoting the fair and efficient administration of justice and teaching effective litigation and dispute resolution skills.Read More
Colin served as law clerk to Justices Wilson and Iacobucci at the Supreme Court. He has appeared before numerous administrative tribunals and panels, as well as all levels of courts in Ontario, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal 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. His Golden Retriever, Gracie, remains unimpressed with Colin’s advocacy skills.
B.C.L. 1990 – McGill University
LL.B. 1990 – McGill University
M.A. 1984 – Stanford University
B.A. 1983 – Stanford University
1992 – Ontario
The Advocates’ Society
AJEFO (L’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario)
County of Carleton Law Association
Law Society of Ontario
Ontario Bar Association
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