Scott practices civil litigation and has extensive experience in municipal and insurance defence litigation. He has conducted numerous trials and motions before the Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal.
He is frequently asked to provide presentations on various municipal law topics at conferences and seminars sponsored by municipal lawyers’ associations, municipal risk and insurance organizations, and professional legal conference organizers. Additionally, Scott has provided edits to the leading text in municipal liability and has written papers addressing recent developments in the municipal law field.
In addition to acting as a lawyer for numerous municipalities and their insurers, Scott also provides legal services to clients in commercial litigation, wrongful dismissal, and Plaintiff’s personal injury.
Scott practiced with a prominent Toronto insurance defence law firm before joining the firm as a Partner in 2013.
Representative Client Work
- In Town of Oakville v. Sullivan, upheld on appeal (2021) ONCA 1, successfully enforced municipality’s rights against a homeowner who had built a pool over an easement favouring the municipality. Court ruled for the Town at both the application and appellate levels
- Acted as counsel for City of Mississauga in successful defence of sidewalk slip and fall action – 2010 ONSC 3101 75 M.P.L.R (4th) 303, affirmed 2011 ONCA 247, 81 M.P.L.R. (4th) 175
- Acted as counsel for City of Mississauga in successful defence of a negligent building approval and inspection action. – 2011 ONSC 4528, 5 C.L.R. (4th) 17
- Acted as counsel for Gerald Caverson in successful defence of a water damage and negligence in renovations action. – 2011 ONSC 6621, 7 C.L.R. (4th) 20, 210 A.C.W.S (3d) 313
Education and Designations
B.Sc. (Hons) Guelph University
LL.B. Queen’s University