Neil has a general practice in commercial litigation and public law. Before joining Olthuis van Ert, he was an associate at a national firm. Prior to that, he clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal. Neil graduated with high honours from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he received the bronze medal and other awards. Before he became a lawyer, Neil worked for several years as a senior policy analyst for the federal government.

Bar admissions

Ontario (2017), British Columbia (2021)


BA (Queen’s), MPA (Dalhousie), JD (Toronto)


English, French



Counsel work including applications, appeals, motions, legal opinions, arbitrations, and investigations.

Civil litigation experience in property, municipal, and commercial disputes.

Public law experience as litigation counsel in judicial reviews before administrative bodies and all levels of court in constitutional, human rights, elections, employment, and regulatory matters.

  • Ontario Bar (2017-present)
  • Law clerk to Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin and Justice Sheilah Martin of the Supreme Court of Canada (Sep 2017–Aug 2018)
  • Law clerk to Justice Mary Gleason of the Federal Court of Appeal (Aug 2016–July 2017)

“Supreme Court of Canada confirms shareholders do not have sufficient interest to claim damages from losses suffered by the corporations they own” CanLII (2 January 2019)

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Pro Bono Ontario Supreme Court of Canada Advisory Panel
  • Member, Loran Foundation Selection Panel