Neil has a general practice in public law and civil litigation. Before joining GIB VAN ERT LAW, he spent four years at a national firm. Prior to that, he clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal. Neil graduated with high honours from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he received the bronze medal and other awards. Before he became a lawyer, Neil worked for several years as a senior policy analyst for the federal government.
Counsel work including applications, appeals, motions, legal opinions, arbitrations, and investigations.
Civil litigation experience in property, municipal, and commercial disputes.
Public law experience as litigation counsel in judicial reviews before administrative bodies and all levels of court in constitutional, human rights, elections, employment, and regulatory matters.
Ontario Bar (2017-present)
Law clerk to Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin and Justice Sheilah Martin of the Supreme Court of Canada (Sep 2017–Aug 2018)
Law clerk to Justice Mary Gleason of the Federal Court of Appeal (Aug 2016–July 2017)
With E. Durant, “Expert Witnesses in Personal Injury Trials” Advocates’ Society Conference (2019)
“Supreme Court of Canada confirms shareholders do not have sufficient interest to claim damages from losses suffered by the corporations they own” CanLII (2 January 2019)
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Pro Bono Ontario Supreme Court of Canada Advisory Panel
Member, Loran Foundation Selection Panel