Sarah offers practical and effective solutions to her clients’ litigation disputes.
She acts in a wide range of civil and commercial litigation matters, including constitutional, administrative and tax disputes. Sarah is also experienced in complex white collar investigations, both civil and criminal, involving allegations relating to such issues as tax evasion and corporate fraud.
World Sikh Organization of Canada
Acting for the World Sikh Organization of Canada and its vice-president for Québec, Amrit Kaur, in their legal challenge of the Act respecting the laicity of the State, which prohibits the wearing of religious symbols by certain public sector employees.
Acting for a confidential client, as an innocent third party in an investigation, led by the Québec's permanent anti-corruption unit (PACU).
Acting for confidential clients in an action against a former officer and related parties for the misappropriation of more than $6.5 million for their own benefit.
Acting for confidential clients in proceedings with regard to the misappropriation of $22 million by a former employee and related parties.
Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec (FMSQ)
Acting for the Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec (FMSQ) in defence of a class action filed by the Council for the Protection of Patients. The representative of the class action claims that the FMSQ encouraged radiologists to use pressure tactics on patients in order to succeed in their negotiations with the government regarding accessory costs.
Tax Fraud Charges: Jordan Stay of Proceedings Ordered Due to Unreasonable Delay
Sept. 04, 2019 - In a recent decision, the Court of Québec (Court) held that section 11b of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which guarantees that any person charged with an offence has the right to be tried within a reasonable time, had been infringed.1 It ordered a stay of proceedings in...
Search Warrants: Misleading the Court Compromises the Integrity of the Process
May 02, 2019 - The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) in Agence du revenu du Québec v 9229-0188 Québec inc. has dismissed an application for leave to appeal filed by Revenu Québec (RQ), acting as part of the Permanent Anti-Corruption Unit of Québec. In doing so, the SCC leaves intact the action brought by...
Search Warrants: Investigators’ Good Faith Cannot Always Be Presumed
Apr. 25, 2019 - In Demers c R, 2019 QCCA 518, the Court of Appeal of Québec acquitted the appellant, who had previously been convicted by the Court of Québec on the basis of evidence obtained as a result of an illegal search and seizure. The Court of Appeal held that, when the affidavit filed to support...
Court of Appeal Expands the Range of Fundamental Rights of Legal Persons
Mar. 18, 2019 - In a judgment rendered on March 4, 2019 in 9147-0732 Québec Inc. c. Directeur des poursuites criminelles, 2019 QCCA 373, the Court of Appeal of Québec ruled for the first time on whether legal persons can avail themselves of the right not to be subjected to any cruel and unusual treatment...
A Secret Shared Is a Secret no Longer: Consumer Data Breaches, co-author
Sept. 21, 2015 - Consumer Litigation Committee, International Bar Association
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