Thomas Slade

Tom wants to ensure you are putting your best foot forward at the appeal stage. From complex legal research to drafting persuasive factums, he helps to elevate appellate advocacy. As a former Editor-in-Chief of the Ottawa Law Review and the founder of Fantasy Courts, Tom provides clients advice that is in tune with the latest developments in the law.

Bar admission.

Ontario, 2011

 

Education.

University of Ottawa, L.L.B., 2010
Carleton University, B.J. (Bachelor of Journalism), 2007

Details.

Thomas Slade is a partner at Supreme Advocacy. His litigation practice is focussed on appeals and leaves to appeal. He has appeared as counsel before the Ontario Court of Appeal and Federal Court of Appeal and as co-counsel at the Supreme Court of Canada. Thomas’ legal research practice includes aboriginal law, constitutional law, religious freedom, professional negligence, and regulatory matters. He has prepared numerous legal opinions, taking complex legal issues and addressing them in a straightforward and practical manner.

Before joining Supreme Advocacy, Thomas articled and returned as an associate at a national law firm where he focused on advocacy and litigation. He also worked as a student-at-law at an access to information and administrative law boutique firm. While at the University of Ottawa, Thomas was the Articles Editor and Editor-in-Chief for the Ottawa Law Review and worked as a research assistant for a prominent technology law professor. Before law school, he received a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University.

As SCC Agent:

  • Froese v. R., 38778 – Criminal law, appeal jurisdiction
  • 2386240 Ontario Inc., et al. v. The Regional Municipality of Peel, 38771 – Municipal law, by-laws
  • Vader v. R., 38764 – Criminal law, delay
  • Linda Gardipy v. Saskatchewan Government Insurance, 38659 – Civil procedure, costs
  • Franca Zeppa, et al. v. Woodbridge Heating & Air-Conditioning Ltd., 38569 – Civil procedure, limitations of actions
  • Steven Kerzner v. American Iron & Metal Company Inc., 38503 – Employment law, labour standards
  • Dalkeith-Mackie v. R., 38465 – Criminal law, sentencing
  • Wissen v. R., 38458 – Criminal law, DNA samples
  • Omar v. R., 38339 – Criminal law, sentencing

  • Williams v. R., 38304 – Criminal law, entrapment
  • R. v. C.J., 2019 SCC 8 – Criminal law, evidence
  • Gerald Lane, et al. v. Robert Paul Pierce, et al., 37945 – Torts, MVA
  • Khawar Hanif v. College of Veterinarians of Ontario, 37900 – Regulatory, professional misconduct
  • Behrouz Salehi v. Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, 37174 – Regulatory, professional misconduct
  • M. v. R., 37895 – Criminal law, sentencing
  • Rasberry v. R., 37686 – Criminal law, provocation
  • Rennie v. R., 37632 – Criminal law, sentencing, Aboriginal offenders
  • TNR (TNM) v. W.P.R., 37341 – Family law, custody
  • Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University, 2018 SCC 32 – Administrative law, freedom of religion
  • Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada, 2018 SCC 33, Administrative law, freedom of religion
  • R.C. v. R., 37220 – Criminal law, appeals
  • R.  v. Hall, 36886 – Criminal law, appeals
  • Mather v. R., 36768 – Criminal law, duress
  • Attorney General of Canada v. Lapple, 36574 – Criminal law, sentencing
  • Pinnock v. R., 35537– Criminal law, freedom of religion
  • Robinson v. R., 35535 – Criminal law, freedom of religion
  • Daniel Walter Hill v. Paul James Hill, et al., 35435 – Trust law, property

As Counsel:

  • Chippewas of the Thames First Nation v. Enbridge Pipelines Inc., 2017 SCC 41 and Clyde River (Hamlet) v. Petroleum Geo‑Services Inc., 2017 SCC 40 – Aboriginal law, treaty rights – Co-counsel for an intervener
  • R. v. Barabash, 2015 SCC 29 – Criminal law, private use exception – Co-counsel for the appellant

Recent Appellate Work:

  • John Doe v. The Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of St. John’s, (Newfoundland & Labrador C.A. – judgment pending)
  • Patel v Carson, 2018 SKCA 98 – Administrative law, regulation of professionals – Co-counsel for the appellant
  • Srebrolow Lebowitz Spadafora PC v. PW Lawyers Professional Corporation, 2018 ONCA 64 – Contract law, referral fees – Counsel for the appellant
  • TMS Lighting Ltd. v. KJS Transport Inc., 2017 ONCA 427 – Assessment of damages – Counsel for the appellant
  • Association of Justices of the Peace v. The Queen, 2014 ONSC 4231 – Constitutional law, pensions – Co-counsel for the applicant
  • Canada (Attorney General) Vorobyov, 2014 FCA 102 – Administrative law – Counsel for an intervener before the Federal Court of Appeal
  • TMS Lighting Ltd. v. KJS Transport Inc.,2014 ONCA 1 – Nuisance and proof of damages – Counsel for the appellant before the Ontario Court of Appeal
  • Reference re section 14 of the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations,2012 FCA 130 – Agricultural Review Tribunal – Counsel for the applicant before the Federal Court of Appeal

Read more
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • Resolving Equality Uncertainty: Adverse-effects Claims and Conflicts Between Equality-seeking Claimants, Supreme Court Law Review, 2nd Series, volume 79, co-author
  • Getting In, Getting Heard, Getting Practical: Intervening in Appellate Courts Across Canada, The Advocates’ Quarterly, volume 46, number 3, January 2017 (Thomson Reuters Canada Limited Canada Law Book), co-author
  • Fernandes v. Araujo: Vehicle Ownership, Possession and Vicarious Liability, The Advocates’ Quarterly, volume 45, number 2, March 2016 (Thomson Reuters Canada Limited Canada Law Book), co-author
  • Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s Canadian Precedents of Pleadings (Carswell, 2nd ed., 2013) co-author
  • Supreme Court of Canada Manual (Canada Law Book, 2011) co-author
  • Pro bono lawyer with Refugee Sponsorship Support Program
  • Ottawa Law Review Advisory Board member

CCH Canadian Limited Prize, Ottawa Law Review, 2010

Barry C. Scott / CP Railway Scholarship in Business Journalism, Carleton University, 2007