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Elizabeth Grace's Archive

Ontario needs legislative reform to tackle gender-based violence

Elizabeth Grace said recently launched Never Okay Strategy has benefits, but province should be building on legislative reform… Read the full article on TheLawyersDaily.ca site....Read More

Limitation Periods – Can It Be Too Late To Sue For Sexual Abuse?

Lawyer Elizabeth Grace discusses what you need to know regarding limitation periods for claims of sexual abuse and sexual assault in the civil court system.    ...Read More

Civil suit gives sexual abuse victims more control

Civil lawsuits give sexual abuse survivors a degree of control and accountability that they cannot achieve in criminal cases, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace tells AdvocateDaily.com. Four women recently opted to file civil claims against a theatre company director, alleging unwanted touching and sexual harassment, rather than complaining to police about his behaviour. In a statement, the women’s […]...Read More

Sexual Assault – Can A Criminal Case Impact A Civil Case?

Lerners sexual assault lawyer, Elizabeth Grace, discusses the difference between criminal and civil proceedings and how one impacts the other.  ...Read More

Grace to speak at #AfterMeToo symposium

Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace will take part in a roundtable discussion at the #AfterMeToo event hosted by the Globe and Mail. For more information read the full article on the DailyAdvocate.com....Read More

No time limit to pursue sex assault allegations: Grace

Although a former Manitoba priest claims a woman waited too long to file a lawsuit that alleges sexual misconduct that began more than 15 years ago, Toronto civil sexual abuse lawyer Elizabeth Grace says there is no time limit to pursue these allegations, CBC News reports. As the CBC article notes, the plaintiff, represented by Grace, partner with Lerners LLP, […]...Read More

Former Anglican priest says sexual relationship with parishioner was consensual

Nigel Packwood, a former Anglican priest in Manitoba who resigned in August 2016, has stated that a sexual relationship he had with a parishioner was consensual, according to CBC News. He has denied sexually assaulting the woman, after she sued Packwood and the Anglican Diocese of Brandon in September 2017. In his statement of defence […]...Read More

Private boys school sued for sexual abuse by former staff member

Two former students have come forward years after suffering abuse at the hands of Anglican priest and school chaplain, Father Keith Gleed.  The two men have filed lawsuits against Lakefield College School after they were sexually assaulted by Father Keith Gleed during the 1970s.  The two men are seeking millions of dollars in damages. Two […]...Read More

Public employers should avoid gag orders

Public employers should steer clear of “gag orders”, Toronto personal injury lawyer Elizabeth Grace tells the CBC’s Go Public after a B.C. woman accused Correctional Service Canada (CSC) of trying to buy her silence. According to the article, the woman took part in a controversial three-week emergency response training program for correctional officers but was forced to leave early […]...Read More

Client Testimonial

I’m writing to say thank you for representing me in my legal case over the last two years. During the summer I went on an amazing two month long trip, and I’m excited to report I’ve just begun back at school full time! Not only did the outcome of the case remove some of the […]...Read More

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