David Sherriff-Scott is a partner and member of BLG's Commercial Litigation Group. He is currently the head of BLG’s Construction Group in the Ottawa office. David has extensive experience before the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Federal Court’s Trial and Appeal Divisions, Canadian International Trade Tribunal, Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, Ontario Municipal Board, and a wide variety of other tribunals, boards and commissions.
David regularly advises and appears as litigation counsel in large multi-party construction cases, procurement and tendering disputes, professional liability matters and commercial disputes.
David is a leading lawyer in the field of defamation and media law and has served as one of BLG’s past National Chairs of its Media and Defamation Law Group. David has media training and often acts as a media spokesperson for major clients on particularly sensitive issues and cases.
David’s practice also involves a significant administrative law litigation component. He has wide experience in judicial review before both the Ontario and Federal Courts. He acts as defence counsel in professional discipline cases and holds the Osgoode Law School Certificate in Professional Regulation & Discipline in the Ontario Health Care Sector. David was lead counsel for the Catholic Church at the 3.5-year Cornwall Public Inquiry into how institutions handled historical allegations of abuse. He has appeared before a number of boards and tribunals such as the Ontario Municipal Board, License Appeal Tribunal, Canadian International Trade Tribunal and Human Rights Tribunal.