Stephen Gleave is a senior trial lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. In his 25 years of experience, he has completed over 50 trials, 300 labour and commercial arbitrations and 50 labour and civil injunctions. Stephen represents employers in wrongful competition matters ranging from restrictive covenants, breach of confidence, breach of fiduciary duties, Charter challenges to retirement and benefit issues, executive compensation plans and complex wrongful dismissal actions.
Stephen has litigated a number of leading cases involving employee wrongful competition. He has a special interest in the forensic investigation of computers and other electronic devices to obtain evidence to prove wrongful competition. Stephen has also represented employers in commercial litigation involving employees or corporations engaging in wrongful competition after sale of a business or entering into other commercial arrangements.
Stephen also represents employers in complex disputes arising under a shareholders agreement or the Ontario Business Corporations Act, including Rights of First Refusals, the valuation of a business, motions for advanced payments in a shareholder valuation dispute, oppression or derivate actions brought against or on behalf of a corporation.
Stephen lives on a farm with his family, dogs and sheep, and he enjoys running and fly fishing.