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Jonathan Minnes
Associate

Speaks: English

Year of Call: 2016 - Ontario

Primary Office: Waterloo Region

Jonathan Minnes

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.

Jonathan's community involvement includes:

  • Pro Bono Students Canada: University of Victoria Chapter — Volunteer at British Columbia Legal Services Society
  • Canadian Landmine Foundation Charity Dinner and Academic Conference, 2008 — Major organizer of the charity dinner and academic conference
  • Community Justice Initiatives, 2002 — Received Certificate in Transformative Mediation from the University of Waterloo and acted as a volunteer mediator

EXPERTISE

2016

Year of Call, Ontario

2015

William Petrie Graduate Student Library Scholarship

2014

Law Foundation of British Columbia Graduate Fellowship, 2014-2015

2013

University of Victoria Outstanding Graduate Student Entrance Award 2013-2014

2013

Queen Mary University of London (LLB)

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2016

2016

Year of Call, Ontario

2015

2015

William Petrie Graduate Student Library Scholarship

2014

2014

Law Foundation of British Columbia Graduate Fellowship, 2014-2015

2013

2013

Queen Mary University of London (LLB)

2013

2013

University of Victoria Outstanding Graduate Student Entrance Award 2013-2014

2010

2010

Wilfrid Laurier University, MA, History

2009

2009

Dean's Scholarship

2009

2009

Joseph-Armand Bombardier Graduate Scholarship (Masters SSHRC Award) 2009-2010

2007

2007

Wilfrid Laurier University, BA (Hons.), History

University of Victoria, Master of Laws (Candidate)

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Jonathan Minnes

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Jonathan Minnes is an associate in Gowling WLG’s Waterloo Region office, pract...

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