Julie Girard

Partner

Julie Girard

Julie Girard

Partner

Expertise
Bar Admissions
  • Québec, 2005

Julie is a partner in the Dispute Resolution practice.

Having gained significant trial and appellate experience over the years, Julie advises a wide range of clients on a variety of commercial litigation matters, with a focus on class action defence.

Julie applies her creative, yet efficient, approach to complex litigation matters. Clients also turn to Julie for her strategic thinking and strong advocacy skills.

Julie Girard

Partner

Julie is a partner in the Dispute Resolution practice.

Having gained significant trial and appellate experience over the years, Julie advises a wide range of clients on a variety of commercial litigation matters, with a focus on class action defence.

Julie applies her creative, yet efficient, approach to complex litigation matters. Clients also turn to Julie for her strategic thinking and strong advocacy skills.

Canadian Malartic GP

Acting for Canadian Malartic GP in a class action based on alleged neighbourhood annoyances related to the operations of the largest open-pit gold mine in Canada.

Canadian Malartic GP

Acting for Canadian Malartic GP in connection with an injunction application alleging breach of various environmental standards.

Giant Tiger Stores Limited

Acting for Giant Tiger Stores Limited in its defence of multiple class proceedings commenced across Canada (including Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, Québec and the Federal Court) relating to alleged price-fixing of commercial bread products in Canada at the wholesale and retail levels.

Canadian Malartic GP

Acting for Canadian Malartic GP, an impleaded party in an application for judicial review to obtain the annulment of a governmental decree.

Leading Gas Retailer

Acting for a leading gas retailer in two class actions alleging a conspiracy to fix gasoline prices in 14 different cities and regions in Québec.

Geneviève Simard, Amélie-Frédérique Gagnon, Gail Kelly and Anna Prchal

Representing Amélie-Frédérique Gagnon, Gail Kelly, Anna Prchal and Geneviève Simard, who were among the victims of former ski coach Bertrand Charest. He was convicted and sentenced to 12 years in prison on charges related to the sexual assault of athletes. Davies is acting on a pro bono basis.

Bulletin

Can the State Be Held Liable for Neighbourhood Disturbances?

June 17, 2020 - In Maltais c Procureure générale du Québec, 2020 QCCA 715, the Québec Court of Appeal rendered an important decision regarding Crown liability. Its decision clarifies whether the regime of no-fault liability for neighbourhood disturbances applies to the government. It also contains...

Speaking Engagement

Co-chair, The Advocates’ Society, “Les injonctions en pratique”; Montréal, QC

Oct. 18, 2019

Speaking Engagement

The Advocates’ Society, “L’art du contre-interrogatoire”; Montréal, QC

Apr. 12, 2019

Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys—40 and Under Hot List; Future Star

Canadian Lawyer Magazine—Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers: Changemakers (2019)

Lexpert Zenith Award—Celebrating Change Agents in Law (2019)

Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Class Actions; Litigation: Corporate Commercial

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Alternative Dispute Resolution; Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2005

Education

Université de Montréal, LLB, 2002

Community Involvement

BAnQ, Ombudsman
The Advocates’ Society, Québec Advisory Committee

Julie is a partner in the Dispute Resolution practice.

Having gained significant trial and appellate experience over the years, Julie advises a wide range of clients on a variety of commercial litigation matters, with a focus on class action defence.

Julie applies her creative, yet efficient, approach to complex litigation matters. Clients also turn to Julie for her strategic thinking and strong advocacy skills.

Canadian Malartic GP

Acting for Canadian Malartic GP in a class action based on alleged neighbourhood annoyances related to the operations of the largest open-pit gold mine in Canada.

Canadian Malartic GP

Acting for Canadian Malartic GP in connection with an injunction application alleging breach of various environmental standards.

Giant Tiger Stores Limited

Acting for Giant Tiger Stores Limited in its defence of multiple class proceedings commenced across Canada (including Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, Québec and the Federal Court) relating to alleged price-fixing of commercial bread products in Canada at the wholesale and retail levels.

Canadian Malartic GP

Acting for Canadian Malartic GP, an impleaded party in an application for judicial review to obtain the annulment of a governmental decree.

Leading Gas Retailer

Acting for a leading gas retailer in two class actions alleging a conspiracy to fix gasoline prices in 14 different cities and regions in Québec.

Geneviève Simard, Amélie-Frédérique Gagnon, Gail Kelly and Anna Prchal

Representing Amélie-Frédérique Gagnon, Gail Kelly, Anna Prchal and Geneviève Simard, who were among the victims of former ski coach Bertrand Charest. He was convicted and sentenced to 12 years in prison on charges related to the sexual assault of athletes. Davies is acting on a pro bono basis.

Bulletin

Can the State Be Held Liable for Neighbourhood Disturbances?

June 17, 2020 - In Maltais c Procureure générale du Québec, 2020 QCCA 715, the Québec Court of Appeal rendered an important decision regarding Crown liability. Its decision clarifies whether the regime of no-fault liability for neighbourhood disturbances applies to the government. It also contains...

Speaking Engagement

Co-chair, The Advocates’ Society, “Les injonctions en pratique”; Montréal, QC

Oct. 18, 2019

Speaking Engagement

The Advocates’ Society, “L’art du contre-interrogatoire”; Montréal, QC

Apr. 12, 2019

Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys—40 and Under Hot List; Future Star

Canadian Lawyer Magazine—Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers: Changemakers (2019)

Lexpert Zenith Award—Celebrating Change Agents in Law (2019)

Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40

Report on Business/Lexpert Special Edition Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Class Actions; Litigation: Corporate Commercial

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Alternative Dispute Resolution; Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

Québec, 2005

Education

Université de Montréal, LLB, 2002

Community Involvement

BAnQ, Ombudsman
The Advocates’ Society, Québec Advisory Committee