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Elizabeth Grace's Archive

“I am truly grateful, that you chose the challenge of my case.”

“Elizabeth, I just want to say that I am very appreciative of your team’s hard work and dedication. It took me 4 months after I was given your name to make that final decision to call you, and when we started out, I was unsure of how well this would go. Everyone that I had […]...Read More

Death Knell of Limitations Defence in Sexual Assault, Courtesy of Harvey Weinstein

I don’t understand why, but I continue to see Statements of Defence that plead limitations defences in sexual abuse cases.  Lawyers for institutional and individual defendants alike don’t seem willing to let go of an antiquated defence that no longer has any validity in Ontario. It is now five years since significant amendments were made […]...Read More

Punitive damages awarded in revenge porn case

A recent civil case where the court awarded $100,000 in general, aggravated and punitive damages to a victim of “revenge porn” is a significant advancement of the common law, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace tells AdvocateDaily.com. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice matter involved the plaintiff who was seeking a default judgment against her former boyfriend for damages […]...Read More

Many more women seeking legal advice in wake of #MeToo: Grace

When Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace started developing her “niche” practice 25 years ago, her inspiration was in large part to help women who disproportionately suffer from sexual misconduct and assault. “I thought I would have a large clientele of women, but over the years, I would have to say the majority of my plaintiff […]...Read More

Grace predicts uptick in defamation suits in wake of #MeToo

As more people come forward and share their allegations of sexual assault and harassment in the wake of the #MeToo movement, there will also be an increase in defamation suits, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace tells Maisonneuve. The arts and opinion quarterly explores the topic of libel chill in the cover story of its latest issue. […]...Read More

Former Client Testimonial

As a graduation gift to myself after completing 4 years of university, I decided to book a 2-week long trip with a well-known travel company. Three days into the trip, I was sexually assaulted and raped by the company’s tour guide—someone I was supposed to be able to trust. The company’s response after it was […]...Read More

Sexual Assault Case Testimonial

Dear Anna, I found you to be very kind, genuine, considerate and compassionate. You have a wonderful, natural way about you to talk to victims. I always felt you truly cared about how I was feeling. I would like to express my gratitude for your services. I am hoping that once I start to receive […]...Read More

Gap in province’s gender-based violence strategy

In order for Ontario to remain a leader in working toward ending gender-based violence, the province should include legislative reform as part of its strategy, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace tells The Lawyer’s Daily. The government strategy — It’s Never Okay: Ontario’s Gender-based Violence Strategy — launched March 1 is aimed at prevention and providing survivors […]...Read More

#AfterMeToo: Civil law and sexual misconduct in Canada

Back on Dec. 5, 2017 Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace took part in a roundtable discussion at the #AfterMeToo event hosted by the Globe and Mail. The panel discussed a case study fact pattern from a civil law perspective, exploring the legal remedies available, as well as potential barriers to justice.   You can now Watch the full […]...Read More

Defamation Risk – Is There A Defamation Risk For People Who Have Been Sexually Abused?

Lawyer Elizabeth Grace discusses the risks associated with publicly accusing a person of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault and sexual harassment....Read More

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