Liz McLellan

Practice Areas

Liz has experience handling civil, commercial, public law, and securities related litigation matters. Before joining Stockwoods, Liz practiced at a top corporate and securities litigation boutique. In 2022, she served as Commission Counsel on the Ottawa Light Rail Transit Public Inquiry.

Liz was called to the bar in 2020 and holds a J.D. from the University of Windsor. During law school, Liz was involved in various mooting and research activities. She participated in the 2018 Donald G.H. Bowman National Tax Moot, where she placed in the top two appellant teams and was also a research assistant to Professor Richard Moon, focusing on freedom of expression and freedom of speech issues. In her second year of law school, Liz conducted supervised research focusing on the application of the Business Judgement Rule in Canada and the US.

Prior to law school, Liz held legislative affairs and issues management roles in several senior provincial cabinet minister’s offices, including, with the Minister of Finance, Attorney General and in the Premier’s Office.


Representative Work

Ottawa Light Rail Transit Public Inquiry
Acted as Commission Counsel in the public inquiry into the commercial and technical circumstances that led to the Stage 1 breakdowns and derailments of the Ottawa Light Rail Transit system.

Advising and representing investment/mutual fund advisors in investigations and enforcement proceedings by regulatory bodies.

Advised and represented a large independent national wealth management firm in investor loss disputes.

Represented a group of individuals in a complex partnership dispute.


Additional Info


Author, M&A Risk Advisor, Duty of Good Faith Contractual Performance, April 20, 2022

Co-Author, Crawley MacKewn Brush LLP Insights & Articles, C.M. Callow Inc. v Zollinger: The Duty of Honest Contractual Performance Clarified, January 2021 

Co-Author, Dentons Canada LLP Insight, Promise Made, Promise Regulated – commentary on Ontario Securities Commission v. Tiffin, 2020 ONCA 217, April 28, 2020


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