Neil Abraham

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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. Before he became a lawyer, Neil worked for several years as a senior policy analyst for the federal government.

Contact
neil@gibvanertlaw.com

343 573 0730
 

Bar admissions
Ontario (2017)

Education
BA (Queen's)
MPA (Dalhousie) 
JD (Toronto)

Languages
English
French

Experience

 

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.

Qualifications

 

Ontario Bar (2017-present)

Law clerk to Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin and Justice Sheila 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)

Publications

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)

Affiliations

Member, Canadian Bar Association

Member, Pro Bono Ontario Supreme Court of Canada Advisory Panel

Member, Loran Foundation Selection Panel