As an associate in the advocacy department at Gowling WLG's Toronto office, Natasha Carew practices in a broad range of litigation areas, including commercial, construction, leasing and insurance disputes.
Natasha assists clients within the construction industry with respect to disputes between joint venture partners, owners, contractors and subcontractors on various construction projects, including public–private partnerships, solar and wind power projects. Natasha has also developed expertise in deficiency, warranty, delay and extra claims, the enforcement and prosecution of liens, and priority disputes between lien claimants and mortgagees.
She has appeared before the Ontario Divisional Court and the Superior Court of Justice, and frequently represents clients at settlement conferences, mediations and arbitrations.
Natasha is a regular speaker on construction law, legal remedies, expert witnesses and legal professionalism. She taught the Lawyer as Negotiator course at Osgoode Hall Law School for three semesters, and is presently the sessional instructor of the Remedies course at Windsor Law.
Natasha is an associate chair of the United Way Law Cabinet and she regularly participates as pro bono duty counsel, appearing on behalf of unrepresented litigants in court. In lieu of receiving wedding presents, Natasha and her husband — with the help of friends and colleagues — raised enough money to sponsor a refugee family’s move to Canada. The family arrived in Toronto in June 2018.
While pursuing her law degree, Natasha volunteered as a litigator for Community Legal Aid, where she provided legal services to Windsor residents. Natasha was also the outreach coordinator for the innovative Law Enforcement Accountability Project, and a founding and executive member of Windsor’s Student Animal Legal Defence Fund.