Elizabeth Grace's Archive

“Some Days I Didn’t Know if I Would Make It Out of the Darkness, but I Had You To Keep My Head Above Water”

Thank you to Carly Moore and Elizabeth Grace for all the hard work on my behalf. Not only were you great at informing me of how the process worked, but you were also there to support me the whole time, step by step. Some days I didn’t know if I would make it out of […]...Read More

Prohibitions on Non-Disclosure Agreements in Canada: PEI, Ontario, and Beyond

Also written by: Vanshika Dhawan One year after PEI’s Green Party opposition leader Lynne Lund introduced the Non-Disclosure Agreements Act in the province’s legislature, discussed in our blog In the Hot Seat: Non-Disclosure Agreements in Cases of Sexual Violence, multiple jurisdictions across Canada have been prompted into action. Nova Scotia, Manitoba, and most recently, Ontario […]...Read More

“I can now put my energy into healing and creating the life I want for myself and my family.”

I spoke with a few different attorneys before deciding on Lerners, but the choice was clear after my first meeting with Elizabeth. She was incredibly insightful about the system and was honest and clear about what to expect from her and the process should I choose to move forward. Though it was difficult, I’m glad […]...Read More

“With the settlement I received, I can move on from my trauma and focus on building a better future.”

“My experience with Elizabeth and her team was extremely positive and productive from day one. I always felt confident with the advice I was given & I never felt like I was in the dark about what was going on with my case. All my questions & concerns were answered quickly & explained well. My […]...Read More

“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

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