Sr. trial/appellate counsel. Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation. Specialist in libel. Has appeared before all levels of court in every kind of civil & criminal proceeding. Acts for plaintiffs & defendants in libel, copyright & freedom of speech matters. Practises as independent counsel, has few conflicts of interest & has sued, on behalf of clients most major news, TV & radio networks. Acts for insurance companies, magazines, newspapers & TV stations defending libel actions. Enjoys trial work & juries. Successfully defended Maclean’s in three human rights freedom of speech prosecutions. Was involved in a long libel jury trial that changed the law in Canada & a jury trial in which the award was the highest possible for a slander case. Successfully represented a defendant in an interesting slander trial re an employee reference but an appeal is pending. Argued a case in the SCC on Nov 29/17 (Haaretz.com et al v. Goldhar – Case No. 37202). See the last 10 minutes of the webcast of this case on the SCC website. Co-author of Canadian Libel Practice. Fellow, ACTL. Member of a House of Commons committee approving appts. to the SCC. Was invited to lunch by the Chief Justice of the SCC to talk to the justices about art.