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Welcome to Pinto Wray James LLP, one of Toronto's most innovative law firms offering superior advice and representation to clients involved in legal disputes. Our goal is to generate the best outcome in the most cost-effective and timely manner possible.


Litigation is at the heart of our practice. We have comprehensive civil litigation experience representing businesses, federal, provincial and municipal governments, post-secondary institutions, professional associations, and individuals in a wide variety of matters.

Workplace Law

Our team of experienced employment and labour lawyers provide advice and litigation support regarding all issues arising in the workplace.

Administrative & Regulatory Law

Our firm has a diverse and comprehensive administrative and regulatory law practice and our lawyers remain at the cutting edge of developments in these complex areas.

Recent Blogs


The common employer doctrine allows individuals who have been wrongfully dismissed to extend liability past the employer who technically employs them to the “true” employer who has effective control over the employee. The limits of the common employer doctrine have yet to be strictly defined by the courts, but recent decisions have begun to test the limits of the doctrine. [...]
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Informer Privilege Gives Rise To A Private Law Duty Of Care

In the landmark February 2015 decision, Nissen v. Durham Regional Police, 2015 ONSC 1268 (Nissen), the Ontario Superior Court established a private law duty of care in an informer privilege matter. In its decision, the Court awarded $345,000 in general and $115,000 in loss of guidance, care, and companionship damages to plaintiffs Chad Nissen and Margaret Stackas a result of the Durham Regional Police force’s failure to preserve Ms. Stack’s anonymity. [...]
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The Standard of Review Analysis and Wilson v. Atomic Energy, 2015 FCA 17

The Federal Court of Appeal’s decision in Wilson v Atomic Energy, 2015 FCA 17 has added a new layer to the already exceptionally nuanced standard of review analysis where the decision under review is the subject of disagreement among administrative decision-makers. [...]
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Update: Unjust Dismissal Under the Canada Labour Code

The Federal Court of Appeal recently released an important decision that clarifies the law relating to unjust dismissals under the Canada Labour Code ("Code"). In Wilson v Atomic Energy, 2015 FCA 17, the Court overturned a labour adjudicator's decision that any dismissal without cause under the Code was an unjust dismissal. [...]
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