Frederick E. Leitch, Q. C.

Fred attended Osgoode Hall Law School and obtained his Bachelor of Laws in 1965. In 1979, Fred was appointed to Queen’s Counsel in Ontario. Fred has continued to practice law since being called to the bar and has extensive civil litigation and criminal litigation experience.

Fred’s practice areas include: civil, criminal, and administrative law litigation, and trial advocacy at all levels of civil courts and administrative tribunals in Ontario. He has done appellate advocacy in the Divisional Court of Ontario, the Court of Appeal of Ontario, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Fred also practices commercial litigation, including bank and receivership litigation and shareholder (oppression remedy) litigation. Fred has conducted Judicial Review Applications, construction litigation, environmental assessment advocacy under the Consolidated Hearings Act and waste management cases.

Fred has handled municipal advocacy matters, including appearing at the Ontario Municipal Board, planning and land use cases, Police Tribunal Discipline Advocacy, including appeals to the Ontario Police Commission, professional discipline under Provincial Statues; Order in Council, per diem Crown Attorney work. He has also been a standing agent for the Federal Justice Department (income tax and federal statutes, including narcotics prosecutions).

Fred also practices labour law, including collective agreement negotiations and arbitration pursuant to employment standards legislation, appearances at the Labour Relations Board and wrongful dismissal litigation, internal discipline proceedings for the Labourers’ International Union of North America in Canada, and Mediation and alternative dispute resolution.

Fred is currently counsel at O. Arakua Lamptey, Barristers and Solicitors in Stratford, Ontario.