Fredrick has acted in all levels of court in Ontario, as well as the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

In criminal matters, Fredrick conducts trials and appeals, including as sole counsel. Beyond the Criminal Code, he has acted in police discipline cases, offences under the Food and Drugs Act, offences under the Customs Act, sexual offences, a workplace fatality case under the Canada Labour Code, and election finance contraventions. He has a particular expertise in the law of investigative powers and search and seizure.

In commercial and civil matters, he has acted as counsel in cases involving fraud, professional liability, internal corporate disputes, intellectual property, leasing, and employment-related matters.

Before joining Stockwoods, he worked as a law clerk to the Honourable Ian Binnie of the Supreme Court of Canada, and then was selected as a Fox Scholar and spent a year working with commercial barristers in London, England.

 
Representative Work
  • Counsel to Ornge air ambulance service in relation to charges under the Canada Labour Code arising out of a fatal helicopter accident
  • Succeeded at trial for the plaintiff landlord in a case involving the complex quantification of damages from repudiation of a commercial leave (Saramia Crescent General Partner Inc. v Delco Wire and Cable Limited., 2017 ONSC 961 and 2017 ONSC 3507)
  • Defending the City of Windsor and the Town of Tecumseh against class actions for allegedly unconstitutional gaming licence fees (ALS Society v Windsor, Belle River et al v Tecumseh)
  • Succeeded in an appeal from sentence imposed in a Customs Act prosecution (R v. Du, 2015 ONCA 715)
  • Preferred counsel to LawPRO in lawyers' professional liability cases (e.g. Guettler v Royal Bank of Canada et al, 2015 ONSC 2905)
  • Counsel to professional regulators defending judicial review applications arising out of their disciplinary processes (Shakes v Ontario Racing Commission, 2013 ONSC 4229; Martinez v Toronto Police Services Board, 2012 ONSC 2893; Hampton Securities v IIROC, 2012 ONSC 1014 and 2012 ONSC 3443)
  • Counsel to the Innocence Project in judicial reviews and appeals from Ministerial decisions denying relief in cases of alleged wrongful convictions (Walchuk v Canada (Justice), 2015 FCA 85; Winmill v Canada (Justice), 2015 FC 170 and 2016 FCA 250)
  • Junior counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada in four appeals, dealing with, respectively, safe injection sites (Canada v PHS Community Services, 2011 SCC 44), emergency wiretaps (R v Tse, 2012 SCC 16), interprovincial securities enforcement (McLean v British Columbia (Securities Commission), 2013 SCC 67), and the production of text messages from telecommunications service providers (R v TELUS, 2013 SCC 16)
  • Defence counsel in a criminal case involving long and complex wiretap motions in relation to charges of obstruction of justice, conspiracy, and breach of trust in connection with the duties of a public office (R v Rutigliano, 2013 ONSC 6589)
Publications
  • Author, "Safety searches on the frontier: ten years since Mann" (Paper published at the Osgoode Professional Development 8th Annual Search and Seizure Symposium, January 2014).
  • Co-author, “Summary judgments motions and discovery: eighteen months after the amendments to the Rules” (Paper delivered at the Law Society of Upper Canada, “Our Civil Justice System: Reflecting on the Recent Reforms”, May 31, 2011).
  • Co-author, Documentary Requests and Production (Paper delivered at the “Osgoode Short Course in Prosecuting and Defending Professional Discipline Cases”, February 2011)
Associations
  • Member, The Advocates' Society
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Volunteer, Law Help Ontario (Superior Court of Justice and Small Claims Court)
  • Duty Counsel, Criminal Appeals, Ontario Court of Appeal
  • Duty Counsel, Summary Conviction Appeal Program
  • Amicus program, Civil Motions, Ontario Court of Appeal
Awards/Recognition
  • Silver medallist, University of Toronto Faculty of Law (2008)
  • Dean’s key, University of Toronto Faculty of Law (2008)
  • Harold G. Fox scholar (2009-2010)
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