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Lauren* is an associate at Lenczner Slaght whose litigation practice encompasses professional liability, commercial litigation, class actions, defamation, public and administrative law, and appeals. Her strong written advocacy skills and fierce intellect led her to clerkships at the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. She advocates with§ poise and has an eye for detail, having honed her talent as a litigator while appearing in front of all levels of court in Ontario as well as administrative tribunals. Lauren’s clients, ranging from financial institutions, corporations and shareholders, and agricultural processors to individual plaintiffs and defendants, value her calm confidence when tackling the most complex issues. .

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Lauren Mills Taylor

is a lawyer at Lenczner Slaght.

Lauren’s practice encompasses professional liability, commercial litigation, class actions, defamation, public and administrative law, and appeals.

Prior to joining the firm, Lauren worked as an associate at a top litigation boutique in Toronto, specializing in civil litigation, class actions, professional liability, and criminal appeals. As a summer and articling student at a full-service firm in Calgary, Lauren worked in the areas of commercial litigation and arbitration, construction, and securities litigation. Lauren also clerked at the Alberta Court of Appeal for Justice Marina Paperny and at the Supreme Court of Canada for Justice Malcom Rowe.

Lauren received her JD from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, where she was awarded the Law Foundation of Nova Scotia Scholarship. Lauren spent a semester working at the Dalhousie Legal Aid Service, assisting low-income clients with family, criminal and administrative law matters, and a summer working at the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, where she focused on public interest litigation. While at law school, Lauren was a peer mentor and sat on the Law Student Society’s Wellness Committee. She also co-founded and sang in the law school’s music society, the Acapellants.

Before law school, Lauren worked in the non-profit sector in Canada and in East Africa. Lauren grew up in Calgary but has since lived and worked in four provinces and on three continents, solidifying her love of travel.

  • Public Interest Class Action

    Co-counsel for the plaintiffs in a class action brought on behalf of immigration detainees held on lockdown in Ontario provincial correctional facilities. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)

    Lauren Mills Taylor | January 1, 2000

  • Public Interest Litigation

    Counsel to a group of families with adult autistic children seeking to challenge Ontario’s decision to cut the funding of necessary therapies. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)

    Lauren Mills Taylor | January 1, 2000

  • Regulatory Litigation in the Agricultural Sector

    Counsel to an agricultural/food processor in an appeal before the Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal, resulting from fines and penalties imposed by a supplier. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)

    Lauren Mills Taylor | January 1, 2000

  • Securities Class Action

    Co-counsel for the plaintiff shareholders in relation to class action litigation against a major Canadian cannabis company. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)

    Lauren Mills Taylor | January 1, 2000

  • Internal Investigation

    Counsel to a large international professional services firm responding to allegations made by a whistleblower relating to issues with internal records-keeping. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)

    Lauren Mills Taylor | January 1, 2000

  • Police Misconduct Litigation

    Successfully represented two Black individuals wrongfully treated by police. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)

    Lauren Mills Taylor | January 1, 2000

  • Sexual Tort Litigation

    Successfully defended a woman sued by her ex-partner for an alleged sexual tort in an abuse of process following their separation. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)

    Lauren Mills Taylor | January 1, 2000

  • Supreme Court of Canada Intervention

    Counsel to the Criminal Lawyers’ Association in an appeal before the Supreme Court of Canada involving the appropriate scope of cross-examination in a sexual assault trial. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)

    Lauren Mills Taylor | January 1, 2000

  • Defamation Litigation

    Counsel to an individual defamed in a blog post and on YouTube. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)

    Lauren Mills Taylor | January 1, 2000

  • Lawyers’ Liability Litigation

    Counsel to two lawyers whose former clients made allegations of ineffective representation as the basis for an appeal of an unsuccessful summary judgment motion. An intervention in the appeal was successful and the Court of Appeal found that the lawyers’ work was not ineffective. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)

    Lauren Mills Taylor | January 1, 2000

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  • The Advocates’ Society

  • Robert E. Bamford Memorial Prize (2016)

    Schulich School of Law, for combining academic excellence with commitment to the law school community.

    January 31, 2016

  • Ernest MacArthur Memorial Award in Law (2016)

    Schulich School of Law, for obtaining the highest standing in the graduating class among students who completed term at the Dalhousie Legal Aid Clinical Law Program.

    January 1, 2016

  • Gerald N. Savory Prize in International Relations (2010)

    University of British Columbia, for finishing as the outstanding graduating major in the International Relations Program.

    January 1, 2010

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