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Abbey Sinclair

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Abbey’s practice focuses on real estate acquisition, expropriation and related claims litigation.

Prior to joining private practice, Abbey articled with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General in the Legal Services Branch of the Ministries of Energy and Infrastructure. Following her articles, Abbey worked as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Realty Division of the Ministry of Infrastructure, where she provided advice on complex infrastructure projects, land use and real estate matters.

Abbey earned her J.D. from Queen’s University. While attending law school, she served as an Editor of the Queen’s Law Journal and competed as a member of the Donald G. Bowman National Tax Moot team. Abbey was also a student caseworker for the Queen’s Business Law Clinic, where she provided pro bono legal services to small businesses, start-ups and non-profits.

Prior to attending law school, Abbey received a M.Sc. in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and a B.A. (Honours) in International Studies and Political Science from Glendon College, York University.

Abbey is ​a member of the Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Bar Association, the Ontario Expropriation Association, Women’s Infrastructure Network, the International Municipal Lawyers Association, and Urban Land Institute.

Oct
24
2016
Case Law Update

ONTARIO EXPROPRIATION ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CASE LAW UPDATE - 2016

Over the past year, Canadian courts and tribunals have provided expropriation practitioners with guidance on a range of timely issues. Decision-makers have considered and commented on pertinent topics such as compensation and valuation methodology......

Feb
05
2016
Article

Expropriation: The Legal Landscape Since Antrim

This paper begins with an overview of the expropriation process and the types of damages that may be claimed under the Ontario Expropriations Act4.

 

Oct
23
2015
Case Law Update

Ontario Expropriation Association Annual Case Law Update - 2015

201​​5 summary of expropriation law cases.

Oct
01
2015
Article

TRIBUNAL ADMINISTRATION AND THE DUTY TO CONSULT: A STUDY OF THE NATIONAL ENERGY BOARD

In this study, the authors present evidence that the National Energy Board (NEB) does not evaluate whether the duty to consult has been met by applicants or the Crown for the purposes of regulatory approval.

Oct
24
2014
Case Law Update

Ontario Expropriation Association Annual Case Law Update - 2014

2014 summary of expropriation law cases.

Sep
05
2016

Surveyors' Right of Entry

Landowners affected by infrastructure projects and/or facing expropriation often wonder if a surveyor may access private property without permission. The simple answer is yes. In Ontario, the Surveys Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. S. 30 allows licensed sur......

Jul
04
2016

Province Undertakes Ontario Municipal Board Review

The Ontario government has recently announced that it is undertaking a review of the scope and effectiveness of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). The review of the independent tribunal tasked with making decisions under a number of statutes, including the Planning Act and the Expropriations Act, could have a significant impact on the determination of land use planning and expropriation matters throughout the province

Mar
21
2016

Court Considers Authority's Obligation to Offer-Back Expropriated Lands to Owner

In a recent decision, 1739061 Ontario Inc. v. Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, 2016 ONCA 210, the Ontario Court of Appeal considered the “offer-back obligations” of expropriating authorities  and an expropriated owner&rsq......

Mar
03
2016

Learning of a Potential Expropriation

Landowners often learn of a potential expropriation long before it actually takes place. Owners will sometimes become aware that their lands are to be acquired/expropriated for an infrastructure project through a public consultation or information session.

Year of Call

2013

Education

  • Queen’s University (J.D.)

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