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- Osgoode Hall Law SchoolJ.D.
- University of TorontoHons. B.A.
- Ontario Bar AssociationMember
- Ontario Trial Lawyers AssociationMember
- Advocates' SocietyMember
- Civil Procedure and Practice in Ontario, Rules 31, 50 and 77CanLII/University of Windsor Law2022
- Powerful Facts and the Development of Tort LawOTLA Litigator MagazineWinter 2023
- Four proposals for a faster, cheaper (and still good) civil justice systemThe Advocates' JournalSummer 2021
- Real Estate Litigation InterviewThe Yunusov Question PodcastNovember 19, 2020
- Civil Litigation Refresher 2020Law Society of Ontario CPDOctober 14, 2020
- Technology and the Courts: Now or NeverThe Lawyer's DailyApril 20, 2020
- Civil Litigation Refresher 2019Law Society of Ontario CPDOctober 3, 2019
- A Step-by-Step Guide to Bringing a MotionLaw Society of Ontario CPDApril 30, 2019
- Anatomy of an Examination for DiscoveryThe Advocates' JournalFall, 2018
- Expand the Small Claims Court to Protect Access to JusticeThe Toronto StarJuly 12, 2018
- Civil Contempt and Enforcement of JudgmentsLaw Society of Ontario CPDMay 22, 2018
- Justice DelayedThe Advocates' JournalSummer, 2017
- Litigating the Prison Injury CaseOTLA Litigator MagazineMay, 2017
- In Defence of Lawyers' Contingency FeesThe Toronto StarMarch 14, 2017
- Interview with Neil WilsonKeeping TabsFebruary, 2017
- Beyond Hryniak: The Path to Accessible Civil JusticeThe Advocates' JournalFall, 2015
- Encouraging Settlement vs. Precise CompensationSupreme Court Law Review2015
- Contracts in an Electronic WorldOntario Bar Association Civil Litigation SectionMay 29, 2014
- Review of Rules of Professional Conduct in the Context of Lease Negotiations2014 International Council of Shopping Centers, Canadian Shopping Centre ConferenceMarch 28, 2014
- Damages under PIPEDA: A Purposive Approach and a New High Water Mark Canadian Privacy Law Review, Vol. 11, No. 1December, 2013
- Judicial Review of Coroners’ Decisions and Modern Administrative LawCanadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice2013
- The Ontario Justice System is ‘a cattle call of lawyers’National PostJanuary 16, 2013
- Adequacy of Reasons – From Procedural Fairness to Substantive ReviewThe Canadian Bar Review2011
Neil is a partner at Stevenson Whelton LLP. He practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, personal injury and administrative law. Neil represents clients in a broad range of matters including corporate, real estate and employment disputes. He also acts for victims of serious personal injuries. Whatever the case, Neil believes that the key to a successful result is strong, principled and intelligent representation.
Neil has argued cases at all levels of court in Ontario and has experience conducting trials, appeals and motions, including injunctions and summary judgment motions. Neil’s approach to litigation is both exacting and practical: he combines dedication to excellence in advocacy with a recognition that the law should not be overcomplicated. He is not afraid to tackle novel or difficult cases.
Neil is a regular writer and presenter on issues concerning civil litigation and access to justice. He has written for a variety of publications including the Advocates’ Journal, the Toronto Star and the Supreme Court Law Review.
Neil graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School where he participated in the intensive program at Parkdale Community Legal Services. He joined Stevenson Whelton in 2011 after completing a judicial clerkship at the Federal Court with the Honourable Justice Russel W. Zinn.
- Di Cienzo v. Ontario, 2020 ONSC 4347
Successful constitutional challenge to driver licensing regulations barring monocular (one-eyed) drivers from being considered for a license to drive a bus, brought under s. 15 of the Charter (equality rights).
- Fortress Carlyle Peter St. Inc. v. Ricki’s Construction and Painting Inc., 2019 ONCA 866
Successfully resisted an appeal of an order granting specific performance of an agreement of purchase and sale for condominium development lands in the Entertainment District.
- Raki Holdings Inc. v. Lionheart Enterprises Inc., 2019 ONCA 786
Successfully acted on an appeal involving the interpretation of a contract for the sale of development lands in which the parties' competing positions resulted in a purchase price difference of over $4,000,000.
- Lin v. Brookfield Homes (Ontario) Limited, 2019 ONCA 706
Successfully acted on an appeal concerning a failed real estate closing and the disclosure provisions of the Condominium Act.
- Butera v. Chown, Cairns LLP, 2017 ONCA 783
Successful appeal of a summary judgment ruling in a solicitor's negligence action and a leading case on partial summary judgment.