Scott joined Mann Lawyers in 2019 in the new role of General Counsel and Director of Practice Management. While he continues to handle complex commercial disputes, he is predominantly involved in supporting the continued development of the firm’s practice, including the recruitment and retention of associates, mentorship in enabling associates to reach their professional goals, and the provision of structured training programs. With particular reference to the litigation practice, he will be providing advocacy support and strategic advice.
Since 1977, Scott has appeared at all trial and appellate levels in Ontario, as well as at the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Scott has also been involved in complex commercial matters in Alberta, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories and Quebec in banking, securities and contract. In addition to his commercial trial and appellate experience, Scott has regulatory experience before federal and Ontario tribunals, and has acted on regulatory inquiries including as Senior Counsel to the Independent Investigation Into the 2008 Listeriosis Outbreak.
Scott has particular expertise in the conduct of complex commercial litigation against governments at all levels.