Fraser Harland

Fraser has a general practice in public law and civil litigation, with a particular focus on administrative law and appeals. Fraser graduated as the gold medalist from McGill’s Faculty of Law, where he was also the recipient of numerous other awards and prizes. He then served as a law clerk to Chief Justice McLachlin and Justice Martin at the Supreme Court of Canada. Before joining GIB VAN ERT LAW, Fraser spent three years as litigation counsel for Canada’s Department of Justice.


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Bar admissions
Ontario (2018)

BA (Mount Allison)

MA (Victoria)
BCL/LLB (McGill)



Counsel work including appeals, applications, motions, and legal opinions.

Public law experience as litigation counsel in judicial reviews before administrative bodies and before the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal in constitutional, immigration, employment, and trade matters.


Civil litigation experience in commercial, employment, and Crown liability matters.


Legal writing, teaching and speaking as the author of peer-reviewed articles and the former Editor-in-Chief of the McGill Law Journal.



Ontario Bar (2018–present)

Law clerk to Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin and Justice Sheilah Martin of the Supreme Court of Canada (Aug 2017–Jul 2018)


“Taking the ‘Aboriginal Perspective’ Seriously: The (Mis)Use of Indigenous Law in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia” (2018) 16/17:1 Indigenous Law Journal 21.


“Introduction: Moving from the Why to the How of Indigenous Law” (2016) 61:4 McGill LJ 721.


“Constitutional Convention and Cabinet Manuals” (2011) 34:4 Canadian Parliamentary Review 25.


Member, The Advocates Society