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Kate Findlay












Queen's University


Ontario, 2009


Kate Findlay is an associate in our Litigation Group in Toronto. She maintains a general litigation practice, with an emphasis on complex commercial litigation and professional negligence.

Ms. Findlay’s commercial litigation practice includes complex contractual disputes, competition litigation, privacy disputes, product liability, class actions, and arbitrations on behalf of clients in the fields of finance, energy, telecommunications, manufacturing and construction. Ms. Findlay appears regularly before the Ontario Courts, including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Federal Court, Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Ms. Findlay is also involved in medical defence work on behalf of the Canadian Medical Protective Association in both civil and disciplinary contexts. She has represented physicians before the courts, the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario, and the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board.

Ms. Findlay is an Adjunct Professor at Queen’s University, Faculty of Law where she teaches Trial Advocacy.

Ms. Findlay was called to the Ontario Bar in 2009. She received her BA (Hons.), with high distinction, from the University of Toronto, Trinity College in 2005; a Master’s of Public Administration from Queen’s University in 2006; and her JD from Queen’s University in 2008.

Ms. Findlay is also a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association and the Advocates Society. She is actively involved in several charitable organizations.


  • Counsel for The Bank of Nova Scotia in the Court of Appeal. Appeal dismissed, summary judgment granted in the court below successfully upheld. Cross appeal on costs granted. Gyimah v. The Bank of Nova Scotia (2013).
  • Counsel for a large corporation in an arbitration alleging misleading advertising pursuant to the Competition Act. Successful in obtaining injunction and having advertising removed from market (2013).
  • Counsel to a pediatrician in the successful trial of an action relating to treatment following a hypoglycemic seizure. Action dismissed. Bogdon v. Folman (2012).
  • Counsel for The Bank of Nova Scotia in a successful motion seeking summary judgment. Gyimah v. The Bank of Nova Scotia (2012).
  • Counsel for Horizon Legacy in a contractual dispute. Court dismissed the City’s motion to stay the action. Horizon Legacy v. Corporation of the City of Thunder Bay (2011).
  • Counsel in the Court of Appeal to a gynecologist. Trial decision successfully upheld. Bafaro v. Dowd (2010).

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