Lawyer Profile Detail
Shanique M. Lake
AREA OF EXPERTISE
University of Ottawa
Shanique Lake is an associate in our Litigation Group in Toronto. She maintains a broad litigation practice that includes professional negligence, health law, administrative law, contractual and commercial disputes.
Shanique regularly acts for corporations and individuals on civil litigation matters and has appeared before various boards, discipline tribunals and levels of court, both as supporting and lead counsel. She completed a three-month secondment in 2017 with TD, where she worked closely with TD businesses and managed external counsel on a range of litigation disputes. She also frequently acts for physicians named in medical negligence matters, and handles administrative matters engaging both quasi-criminal and civil liability.
Shanique received her BA (Specialized Hons.) in Criminology from York University in 2008, and her JD from the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law in 2011. She maintains an active pro bono practice, including volunteering as Duty Counsel for Pro Bono Law Ontario and acting as a Designated Representative for unrepresented minors at hearings before the Immigration and Refugee Board. Shanique is also an active member of the firm, involved in both mentoring and student recruitment.
Shanique was called to the Ontario bar in 2012. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Ontario Bar Association.
- Teva Canada Limited v. TD Canada Trust et al. (2017). Co-counsel for TD Canada Trust before the Supreme Court of Canada.
- CPSO v. K. (2017). Acted for physician accused of improper sexual touching of patient. CPSO found allegations not made out and dismissed allegations against the physician at discipline.
- CPSO v. E. (2017). Acted for physician accused of improper sexual touching of patient. CPSO found allegations not made out and dismissed allegations against the physician at discipline.
- CPSO v. D. (2016). Acted for physician accused of improper sexual touching of patient. CPSO found allegations not made out and dismissed allegations against the physician at discipline.
- Case Comment – “Municipalities Can’t Bike Around Risk Management” (March 2017)
- Case Comment – “Cook or Get Out of the Kitchen: Legitimate Interest Required to Enforce a Restrictive Covenant” (March 2016)
- Case Comment – “To Comply or Not to Comply? When Experts Fall Outside the Scope of Rule 53.03” (May 2015)