Matthew Estabrooks Partner


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2010 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 613-786-0211

Fax: +1 613-788-3573

Email: matthew.estabrooks@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Ottawa




Matthew Estabrooks

Matthew is a partner 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.

In particular, Matthew’s administrative law practice involves considerable experience with railway regulatory matters before the Canadian Transportation Agency.

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.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2013

    • Rankings & Awards
      May2013
      Starbucks International Excellence in Diversity Award
  • 2010

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      2010
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2009

    • Education
      2009
      University of New Brunswick, LLB

Insights & Resources

  • 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)

Client work