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Year of Call: 2016 - Ontario
Jonathan Minnes is an associate in Gowling WLG’s Waterloo Region office, practising in municipal law and civil litigation, with a focus on expropriation, land use planning law, real estate disputes and commercial litigation.
Jonathan completed his LLB at Queen Mary University of London in the U.K. During his studies, he served as both managing editor and editor-in-chief of the Queen Mary Law Journal. He also volunteered at the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre for two years as a member of the LGBT project and the Supporting Those Who Serve project, which offers pro bono legal services to military members and their families.
He is also in the final stages of submitting his LLM thesis to the University of Victoria. His thesis examines an ongoing Canadian Military Pension class-action lawsuit, and was funded by the Law Foundation of British Columbia’s Graduate Fellowship. During his time in Victoria, Jonathan also volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada at the British Columbia Legal Services Society.
Prior to law school, Jonathan received a BA and MA in History from Wilfrid Laurier University, and spent four years at the Centre for International Governance Innovation as a research assistant to Dr. John English. During this period, Dr. English wrote the critically acclaimed, two-volume biography of Pierre Elliott Trudeau.
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Jonathan Minnes is an associate in Gowling WLG’s Waterloo Region office, pract...