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Laura Dougan

Laura Dougan
Laura Dougan Associate | Toronto
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Laura's recent experience includes:

  • Counsel in matter invoking treaty limitations of liability arising from shipping accident and loss of cargo

  • Counsel to a leading consumer goods manufacturer in a class action alleging negligent design, testing and manufacture

  • Counsel in international arbitration arising from patent license agreement (ICDR)

  • Counsel to large media organization in appeal and constitutional challenge relating to freedom of information legislation

  • Counsel to several news outlets in cases alleging libel and slander

Professional Activities

Laura is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association and The Advocates' Society.

Laura provides pro bono legal advice to a variety of public interest and corporate clients. In addition, she volunteers with Pro Bono Ontario as part of the Homelessness Identification Project and as duty counsel and amicus at the Small Claims Court. Laura has assisted with the Equality Effect's Malawi project which aims to further the rights of women and girls who are denied access to justice because of the rule requiring corroboration for sexual assault. She has also worked with the International Senior Lawyer's Project to provide legal information about international hate speech laws to an organization in Burma.


Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2013
J.D. (Hon.), Osgoode Hall Law School - 2012
B.A. (Hon.), McGill University - 2006

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