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Amanda* defends health professionals with tenacity and sensitivity. When facing an investigation or a lawsuit, Amanda’s clients can count on advice that gets to the heart of the matter. As an advocate, Amanda acts§ with purpose to cut through the noise and identify practical solutions, keeping in mind the unique interests of each client. With a keen understanding of the legal issues that arise for healthcare practitioners, she litigates with integrity in every case. Her strategic advice and sound arguments get results, allowing her clients to get back to the business of patient care. .

Expertise

  • Practice Areas:
  • Bar Admissions:
    • Ontario (2011)
  • Education:
    • Acadia University (2007) BA (Honours in Psychology and English)
    • Osgoode Hall Law School (2010) JD
    • Osgoode Certificate in Health Law, Osgoode Professional Development Centre (2014)

Details

Amanda Smallwood (she/her)

is counsel at Lenczner Slaght

Amanda is a litigator with a focus on healthcare. She has acted for professionals in a range of sensitive and complex matters before disciplinary and regulatory tribunals, and before all levels of court in Ontario.

Amanda provides timely and strategic guidance to health care providers navigating a wide range of medical-legal issues. She regularly advises on regulatory complaints and investigations, discipline proceedings, hospital privileges disputes, privacy law obligations, human rights complaints, and related appeals.

Amanda has also presented continuing education programs for health practitioners, offering practical advice on ways to reduce the risk of complaints and litigation in professional practice.

After graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School, Amanda served as a law clerk for the judges of the Ontario Divisional Court and the Superior Court of Justice. Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght, Amanda was a litigator with a leading insurance defence firm in Toronto.

  • In the Matter of the Receivership of JM

    Counsel to the Applicant physician on a proceeding before the Consent and Capacity Board, seeking a determination as to whether or not a substitute decision maker had complied with the requirements of the Health Care Consent Act in declining consent for the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment.

    Amanda Smallwood | October 20, 2020

  • McAfee v Holloway

    Counsel to the defendant psychologist on summary judgment and appeal in a malpractice claim alleging negligence in the performance of a parenting capacity assessment in the child protection context. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)

    Amanda Smallwood | January 7, 2010

  • Douglas v Lewis

    Counsel to a defendant psychologist on a summary judgment motion in a civil claim alleging negligence in the completion of a Form 1 under the Mental Health Act(Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)

    Amanda Smallwood | January 6, 2010

  • Kurdina v Berry

    Counsel to the defendant psychologist on summary judgment and appeal in a civil claim alleging negligence in the diagnosis of a delusional disorder. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)

    Amanda Smallwood | January 5, 2010

  • Kim v Camenietzki

    Counsel to the respondent psychologist on a successful application for dismissal of a matter before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario involving allegations of discrimination in the context of communications with a patient’s WSIB case worker. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)

    Amanda Smallwood | January 3, 2010

  • Spurrell v College of Massage Therapists of Ontario

    Counsel to a registered massage therapist on an appeal to the Divisional Court from a finding of professional misconduct relating to the use of acupuncture on a patient. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)

    Amanda Smallwood | January 2, 2010

  • Boston v Ontario (Attorney General)

    Counsel to the respondent registered social worker on a successful application for dismissal of a matter before the Human Rights Tribunal involving allegations of discrimination in the preparation of a custody and access assessment and testimony in family court proceedings. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)

    Amanda Smallwood | January 1, 2010

  • The Advocates' Society

  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Medico-Legal Society of Toronto

  • Ontario Bar Association

  • Best Lawyers in Canada (2021-2023)

    Health Care Law, Medical Negligence

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2021-2022)

    Medical Negligence, Professional Liability

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