Welcome to the Class Actions Practice Group Page

Connect with other members at education and networking events designed specifically for your area of practice and at a significant discount for TAS members. For more information about upcoming Practice Group events or how to get involved, contact Dave Mollica at dave@advocates.ca.

The number of class actions filed in Canada has grown significantly in recent years, and that trend appears to be continuing.  Though class actions practitioners deal with a broad range of substantive issues, we share an interest in a powerful set of procedural tools which are intended to deliver significant benefits to litigants - chief among them, access to justice and judicial economy.  As we know, in delivering these benefits, the tools themselves can consume significant amounts of our time, court resources and, accordingly, our clients' money.  They also raise significant, complicated and often novel issues which benefit from the informed input of experienced counsel.

2023-2024 Class Actions Practice Group
Chair: Vera Toppings, Fasken (Toronto)
Vice-Chair: Garth Myers, Kalloghlian Myers LLP (Toronto)
Secretary: Paul-Erik Veel, Lenczner Slaght (Toronto)
Member-at-Large: Karine Chênevert, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (Montreal)
Member-at-Large: Chelsea Smith, McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP (London)
Member-at-Large: Tina Qi Yang, Waddell Phillips PC (Toronto)