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Matthew Estabrooks
Associate

Speaks: English

Year of Call: 2010 - Ontario

Primary Office: Ottawa

Matthew Estabrooks

Matthew is an associate in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, practising in the areas of copyright law, appellate advocacy and administrative law.

Matthew is a member of the advocacy department and the Copyright Group, practising primarily in the areas of copyright law, administrative law and appellate advocacy. Matthew is a skilled legal writer who works tirelessly to produce clear, well-researched and persuasive written materials for his clients.

Working with all types of clients, both large and small, Matthew provides legal opinions on issues relating to the Canadian Copyright Act and drafts copyright assignment and licensing agreements in connection with music and book publishing, software development and new media. Matthew’s copyright practice includes extensive involvement in proceedings before the Copyright Board of Canada.

Matthew represents clients in a wide variety of judicial review proceedings. Matthew is a contributor to the Administrative Law volume of Halsbury's Laws of Canada.

Matthew is also a member of the Supreme Court of Canada Group. Matthew prepares applications for leave to appeal to the Court, represents clients on appeals and motions, and guides his clients through all stages of the Supreme Court process. Matthew is the editor of Supreme Court of Canada Practice, the definitive guide to practice and procedure at Canada's highest Court. Matthew is also the editor of Gowling WLG's Supreme Court of Canada Bulletin, a service that provides immediate updates on all developments at the court.

Matthew has appeared before the Copyright Board, the Ontario Superior Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.


Matthew is the editor of Supreme Court of Canada Practice, the definitive guide to practice and procedure at Canada's highest court.

May2013

Starbucks International Excellence in Diversity Award

2010

Year of Call, Ontario

2009

University of New Brunswick, LLB

Featured insights & resources

The revolution will be blockchained: Blockchains and the future of digital music

Matthew Estabrooks, Shawn Duguay

Articles May 31, 2017

Upswing in oral hearings at the Supreme Court of Canada on applications for leave to appeal

Matthew Estabrooks

Articles December 1, 2015

Supreme Court fine-tunes technological neutrality

Multiple Authors

Articles December 1, 2015

Supreme Court refines the test for damages for non-disclosure: Henry v. British Columbia (Attorney General)

D. Lynne Watt, Matthew Estabrooks

Articles May 1, 2015

The long-gun registry and co-operative federalism

Multiple Authors

Articles April 1, 2015

Mandatory minimum sentences for firearm infractions: A cruel and unusual punishment

Multiple Authors

Articles April 1, 2015

The SCC rules against prayer at city council meetings

Guy Régimbald, Matthew Estabrooks

Articles April 1, 2015

Career & Recognition

2013

May 2013

Starbucks International Excellence in Diversity Award

2010

2010

Year of Call, Ontario

2009

2009

University of New Brunswick, LLB

Matthew Estabrooks
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Matthew Estabrooks

Matthew is an associate in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, practising in the areas of copyrig...

Matthew Estabrooks
Featured insights & resources

The revolution will be blockchained: Blockchains and the future of digital music

Matthew Estabrooks, Shawn Duguay

Article May 31, 2017

Insights & Resources

The revolution will be blockchained: Blockchains and the future of digital music

Matthew Estabrooks, Shawn Duguay

Article May 31, 2017

Supreme Court’s first decision of 2017: Striking section 24(1) Charter damages claim against a regulator

Multiple Authors

Article January 17, 2017

Supreme Court fine-tunes technological neutrality

Multiple Authors

Article December 1, 2015

Upswing in oral hearings at the Supreme Court of Canada on applications for leave to appeal

Matthew Estabrooks

Article December 1, 2015

Supreme Court refines the test for damages for non-disclosure: Henry v. British Columbia (Attorney General)

D. Lynne Watt, Matthew Estabrooks

Article May 1, 2015

The SCC rules against prayer at city council meetings

Guy Régimbald, Matthew Estabrooks

Article April 1, 2015

Mandatory minimum sentences for firearm infractions: A cruel and unusual punishment

Multiple Authors

Article April 1, 2015

The long-gun registry and co-operative federalism

Multiple Authors

Article April 1, 2015

Federal Court: SOCAN's members to retain royalties paid for use of ringtones and ringbacks

Multiple Authors

Article April 1, 2015

Supreme Court remands "Mr. Big" case to B.C. Court of Appeal

Matthew Estabrooks

Article March 1, 2015

Matthew Estabrooks
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Matthew Estabrooks

Matthew is an associate in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, practising in the areas of copyrig...

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Client Work

SOCAN acquires MediaNet

Client Work May 9, 2016

Federal Court rules in SOCAN's favor on copyright dispute with mobile telecommunications services providers for return of royalties paid to SOCAN for ringtones and rin...

Client Work March 6, 2015
  • Co-counsel, Wilma Schreyer, Schreyer v. Schreyer (Supreme Court appeal on family law and bankruptcy issues)
  • Co-counsel, SOCAN, ESA v. SOCAN, Rogers v. SOCAN, SOCAN v. Bell (Supreme Court appeals on copyright and music performing rights)
  • Co-counsel, Galganov v. Russell (Ontario Court of Appeal case on language rights)
  • Counsel, Venables v. Gordon (estates litigation)

Matthew Estabrooks
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Matthew Estabrooks

Matthew is an associate in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, practising in the areas of copyrig...

Matthew Estabrooks
Featured insights & resources

The revolution will be blockchained: Blockchains and the future of digital music

Matthew Estabrooks, Shawn Duguay

Article May 31, 2017

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