Stuart Law is a partner with the firm. He is an experienced litigator specializing in conflict resolution. Conflict can take many forms but usually arises out of relationship breakdowns in the workplace, the home, or at the boardroom table. With his background in employment law, family law, shareholder disputes and estate litigation, Stuart is able to litigate these matters effectively and decisively where required.
Stuart is also an accomplished and creative negotiator committed to the fair and reasonable resolution of matters by way of mediation or direct one-on-one interaction with opposing counsel. He takes a practical, no-nonsense approach to matters with a view to the quick resolution of the issues and the minimization of client costs.
Stuart helps clients minimize workplace disruptions to the smooth flow of business by focusing on operational issues affecting employees and productivity. Whether it be advice on hiring, discipline, termination with cause and without, human rights, non-solicitation and non-compete covenants, sexual and personal harassment, occupational health and safety, internet usage, and employment policies and protocols, Stuart advises clients to ensure that risks and potential liabilities are kept to an absolute minimum.
Stuart brings his commercial litigation skills to bear in the family law context by paying close to attention to detail to ensure his clients obtain the property settlements and support they are entitled to. That means ensuring all assets are properly valued and accounted for. It means ensuring incomes are fully quantified and disclosed. Whether it be assisting clients negotiate separation agreements or advocating fearlessly for them in court, Stuart is always mindful of where his client and his or her family needs to be at the end of the day. As a father himself and as a former Children’s Lawyer, Stuart is very much aware of the price children pay in divorce. He is committed to keeping that impact as low as possible.
Stuart is a realistic, strategic thinker who stays current with the latest developments in the law. He can quickly remove the mystery and confusion associated with the legal process for his clients and concisely explain their rights and obligations. His common sense approach and experience allows him to cut through the complexities of contested cases so as to provide leadership and empathetic support.
After serving as Head of College, Stuart graduated with High Distinction from Trinity College at the University of Toronto in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours). Upon graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1992 and completing that school’s Intensive Business Law Workshop, he was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1994. He moved west from Toronto to serve the Halton and Hamilton communities in 1995.
Stuart is a former President of the Halton County Law Association and the Rotary Club of Oakville North. He is also a Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Ontario Bar Association (Civil Litigation Section).
Admissions & Affiliations
- Called to the Bar in Ontario 1994
- Halton County Law Association (Past President)
- Ontario Bar Association
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – University of Toronto (Trinity College) 1989
- LL.B. – Osgoode Hall Law School 1992
- Intensive Business Law Workshop – Osgoode Hall Law School 1992