Andy Harris

Andy is the founder Fix Quick Attorneys and brings extensive experience from a legal, investment and corporate banking career spanning 33 years.During this period, he has been engaged as a lawyer and a banker in the growth and development of the capital markets and the corporate finance and banking industriy. 

This leading edge role continued with his coordination and management of the first two IPO 's on the GSE in 1992 and his role in the development and implementation of the Exchanges first renounceable rights issue and the first cross border listing of Ashanti Goldfields Company in 1994. On secondment to the Home Finance Company(now HFC Bank) as Legal Advisor he was involved in the setting up of the company and in the initiation and development of the securitized mortgage concept in the country.

 

Representative Work

  • Commission Counsel: Walkerton Inquiry, 2000-2002, Arar Commission, 2004-2006; Air India Inquiry, 2006-2010
  • Lead counsel for the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario at the Goudge Inquiry and represented the Commissioner of the Cornwall Public Inquiry on judicial review applications and appeals.
  • Served as Executive Legal Officer to Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice from 1991 to 1993
  • Served as counsel in the Crown Law Office – Criminal within the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney-General. As Crown counsel, argued appeals before the Ontario Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada.

 

Publications

  • Contributor, Barristers & Solicitors in Practice, [now Canadian Legal Practice], Butterworths, 1998
  • Co-Author, The Criminal Lawyers’ Guide to Extraordinary Remedies, Canada Law Book, 2000
  • Co-Author, Canadian Legal Practice, LexisNexis, 2009
  • Editor-in-Chief, Corporate Liability Journal, Federated Press, 1998

 

Teaching & Speaking Engagements

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2009-present (Administrative Law)
  • Instructor, Trial Practice Course, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2004-2006
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, The University of Western Ontario, 1998-2002 (Professional Discipline Law)