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Andrea Wheeler

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Andrea* knows litigation, providing insightful advice and experienced advocacy in professional liability and regulation matters, commercial disputes, and health law cases. In every case, Andrea works§ closely with her clients to get the best results. Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght, Andrea was a federal Crown at the Department of Justice, where she worked on complex and high-profile litigation at all levels of court, including the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Andrea‚Äôs diverse background is the reason why she always works smarter and finds creative solutions for her clients. Having been published in both legal and academic journals, she has the knowledge and drive to solve the toughest problems. .

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Andrea Wheeler

is a lawyer at Lenczner Slaght.

Andrea's developing litigation practice covers a range of areas including professional liability and regulation, commercial disputes, and health law. Andrea has represented clients in Superior Court, Federal Court, and private arbitration.

Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght, Andrea was a federal Crown at the Department of Justice. During her time at the Department of Justice, Andrea worked on complex and high-profile litigation at all levels of court including the Federal Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada. She also assisted on numerous anti-organized crime and drug trafficking prosecutions.

Andrea has an extensive background in research and psychology and has published numerous scholarly articles in both legal and academic journals. Prior to law school, Andrea completed her Master's degree in Human Development and Applied Psychology at the University of Toronto, where she also worked as a Research Manager.

  • When is the government's failure to fulfill its statutory obligations a negligent act?

    The interaction between a government’s statutory obligation and a common law duty of care can be a difficult area to navigate in negligence claims. In Williams v Toronto, the Ontario Court of Appeal held that, on the facts of that case, the failure of the City of Toronto to fulfil a statutory obligation was civilly actionable by residents.  In so doing, the Court provides further guidance as to what surrounding circumstances can push such failures into the realm of negligence.

    Andrea Wheeler | September 21, 2016

  • Kafkaesque Abuse of Power in Former B.C. Government

    Misfeasance in public office is a difficult claim to prove. A successful action requires plaintiffs to demonstrate that a public officer engaged in deliberate misconduct knowing that such misconduct was likely to cause harm to the plaintiff. In many cases, evidence of the requisite mental element is lacking.

    Andrea Wheeler | June 9, 2016

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