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A More Detailed CV



Charles F. Scott BA LLB FACTL, MCIArb


Contact Details

28 Lewes Crescent

Toronto ON M4N 3J3 Canada


Phone       +1 (647) 344-7350   

Fax             +1 (647) 793-9741

Mobile      +1 (416) 258-7350



Professional and Educational:


Called to the Bars of Ontario (1974-2018) and Alberta (1982 -2014).

Occasional calls/appearances to the Bars of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island for particular cases.


LL.B., Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, 1972.

B.A. (Hons. Political Science and Economics), University of Toronto, 1969.


Areas of Practice:  Mediation and Arbitration.


Has appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada and in all levels of the Ontario courts, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario; the Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Justice in civil, administrative and criminal matters, as well as the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, the Court of Appeal of Alberta, the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court (Appeal and Trial Divisions), the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island (Trial Division), the Federal Court (Appeal and Trial Divisions), administra­tive tribunals, boards of arbitration (as counsel and arbitrator), mediations, municipal councils and royal commissions. 


Professional Associations:


The American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow (FACTL), Elected 1998

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, England, Member (MCIArb), 2010 (Associate - 2008)

The Advocates’ Society (Director 1982‑1985 and 1997-2000; Chair of Technology Committee 1997 to 2001; Member, Case Management Committee 1998 to 2000, Member, Editorial Board for Book of Remarkable Advocates, 2003, Member Advocates’ Society Medal Committee, 2008 and 2009)

Member, Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society

Member, Canadian Institute For Advanced Legal Studies

The Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR), London, England Honorary Member, Elected 1999

Canadian Bar Association – Ontario Bar Association -- Toronto Lawyers Association


Other Associations:


The Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust, Charlottetown, PEI (National Director, 2005 to date)

The Sir William Campbell Foundation (Director 1997-1999 and 2000-2001).

Toronto French School (Director 1993-1995, Chair of Human Resources Committee, Chair of Technology Committee, Member of Executive and Compensation Committees)

The St. Christopher’s House (Director 1984-1991, Secretary 1987-1990, Art Affair Chair 1985-90, Director and Treasurer of Community Endowment Board, 2001 to 2008, Acting Chair of Community Endowment Board, 2008, Chair 2008 -)




Martindale-Hubbell rating: AV Preeminent (highest AV rating for the last 25 years) and named by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell as one of the 2013 Top Rated Lawyers in Canada.

Listed in the 1999 through 2015 editions of The Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, variously in Corporate-Commercial Litigation, Directors and Officers Liability, Class Action Litigation and Securities Litigation; Lexpert and The American Lawyer; Toronto

Listed as Most Frequently Recommended or Consistently Recommended Corporate Commercial Litigation Leading Practitioners by Lexpert Directory, Toronto, 1997 through 2015.

Listed variously as one of the Leading Practitioners Consistently, Repeatedly or Most Frequently Recommended for Litigation-Class Actions, Directors and Officers Liability and Litigation-Securities by Lexpert Directory, 2000-2014.

Listed in the 2006 through 2014 Best Lawyers in Canada publication in the following categories: Class Action Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Director and Officer Liability, International Arbitration and Securities Law (Litigation).

 Listed as one of 47 Canadian litigation lawyers in The World’s Leading Litigation Lawyers; Euromoney Publications PLC, London, England, 1997-98, 1999-2000 and 2002-2003, 2004-2005, 2006-2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 (among 681 of the world’s leading commercial litigators).

Listed as Recommended in Litigation in The World’s Leading Lawyers in  2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005 and 2006, and as a Leading Individual in Dispute Resolution in The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2009); Chambers Global; London, England

Listed as one of (currently) 47 Canadian lawyers in The International Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators (Law Business Research, London England, 2000 through 2011 editions) and The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers - Commercial Litigation, (through 2013) and Who’s Who Legal – 2013-2015.


Other Legal Memberships:


Member and Secretary, Users’ Committee of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List); 1991 - 2009

Member, CBA-O Integrated Justice Project Committee, 1998-2003.

Member, Toronto Region Case Management Integrated Justice and Technology Sub-Committee, 1998-2003.

Member, Civil Rules Subcommittee on Integrated Justice Project, 2000-2004.

Member, Oversight Committee for The Electronic Courtroom Pilot Project, 2002 -2005 .

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