Ben Kates appointed YASC Chair for 2017-2018

Stockwoods congratulates our colleague Ben Kates who began his one-year term as Chair of The Advocates’ Society’s Young Advocates Standing Committee (YASC) last month. Comprised of 39 lawyers from across Canada, YASC organizes networking, mentoring and community building events, and is involved in virtually all aspects of The Advocates’ Society.

Ben’s broad practice spans corporate-commercial, civil, criminal and administrative law. His experience in civil proceedings includes corporate and contractual disputes, as well as professional liability and defamation matters. He has acted as both prosecution and defence in regulatory matters and maintains a criminal defence practice. Ben has appeared at all level of Ontario courts, as well as the Federal Court and a variety of administrative tribunals. Ben has a particular interest in inquest advocacy, having served as co-counsel for the Catholic Children’s Aid Society in the Inquest into the Death of Jeffrey Baldwin.