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Heather is BLG's research and written advocacy partner, and leads our team of research lawyers across the country. Heather's practice focuses on supporting corporate and litigation clients and lawyers with complex legal strategy, research and written advocacy.
She specializes in corporate governance and thought leadership for not-for-profit corporations, including public hospitals, regulators, and Ontario Health Teams.
Heather regularly assists with written materials for appeals to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada, and drafts opinions, pleadings, factums, corporate documents and publications. She also specializes in appellate and public law advocacy, and in the health and energy sectors.
Heather has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario and at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Ontario Nurses’ Assn. v. Rouge Valley Health System (2008), 302 DLR (4th) 751 (Div. Ct.)
OPSEU v. Central East Local Health Integration Network, (2008) OJ No. 3243 (Div. Ct.)
Co-Author, “A.I. Enterprises: a Clear Approach for the Tort of Unlawful Means in Canada?” (2014) 42 Advocates Quarterly 47
Co-Author, “Ontario Divisional Court Rules on Exemptions for Non-Catholic Students’ Activities, (2014), 18 Principal Connections 29
Co-Author, The Death of Oakes: Time for a Rights-Specific Approach?, (2013), 63 S.C.L.R. (2d) 485
Author/Speaker, “Applications for Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada: An Overview and Practical Tips,” The Commons Institute Conference on Supreme Court & Constitutional Litigation, November 2012 (with Chris Bredt).