I.H. Fraser

Lecturer in Law

Degrees and Appointments

  • LL.B., McGill University (1984)
  • LL.M., Columbia University (1992)

Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario)

  • Barrister and Solicitor (1986-current)
  • Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation (1996-2007)

Professional Practice

Ian Fraser practised as a litigation lawyer (barrister) in Canada from 1984 to 2007. He worked both in the private sector—where he was for a time the Managing Partner of the Ottawa office of Ogilvy Renault (now Norton Rose Canada)—and with the Canadian Department of Justice. In 2007, he and his spouse decided to spend some time living outside North America. Over the past ten years, he has offered advocacy training, consulting, and dispute resolution services to professional organizations, law firms, and practitioners in the Caribbean, Europe, and Australia. He is also trained as a mediator in Australia.

  • Department of Justice Canada, Ottawa (2005-2007)
  • Ogilvy Renault (now Norton Rose Canada), Ottawa (1993-2005)
  • Perley-Robertson, Panet, Hill & McDougall, Ottawa (1984-1989)    

Teaching Experience

  • Visiting Professor, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law (1991-1992)Sessional Lecturer, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law (2002-2007)
  • Instructor, Bar Admission Course, Law Society of Upper Canada (1989-2004)
  • Instructor, Ontario Advocates Society (2007)
  • Instructor Training, Australian Advocacy Institute (2014)
  • Instructor, Northern Territory Bar Association (2015-2016)
  • Instructor, Law Society Northern Territory (2015-2016)
  • Conference Presenter, Ontario Bar Association (2007)
  • Conference Presenter, County of Carleton Law Association (1999, 2007)

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association (1986-2007)
  • Ontario Bar Association (1995-2007), Pres., Litigation Sec. (East Reg.) (1996-1997)
  • County of Carleton Law Association (1986-2007), Trustee (1996-2007)
  • Advocates Society (1993-2007)
  • Ad Idem (Media Defence Lawyers Association of Canada) (1995-2007)

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Some Comments on Subsection 92(10) of the Constitution Act 1867 (1984) 29 McGill L.J. 557
  • Fight or Flight: Remedies for the Embattled Franchisee (1994 Annual Institute) Ontario Bar Association
  • Using Prior Inconsistent Statements for Their Truth: the Reformed Rule from R. v. K.G.B. (1996) Ins. L.J., vol. III, no. 1
  • Punitive Damages in Commercial Litigation (1999) Ins. L.J., vol. IV, no. 2
  • Relief from Forfeiture Not Available (1999) Ins. L.J., vol. IV, no. 2
  • Franchise Wars: Franchise Litigation for the General Litigator (1999 Civil Litigation Updated Conference) County of Carleton Law Association
  • Practical Motion Tips (with S. Sviergula) (2007) County of Carleton Law Association
  • Blank Is Not Carte Blanche: Blank v. Canada (A.G.) (2007 Civil Litigation Updated Conference) County of Carleton Law Association
  • Preparation of Witnesses (2007 Professional Retreat) Department of Justice Canada

Courses Currently Taught

LWA322  Moot Court

Contacts

T: 08 8946 6116
E: ian.fraser@cdu.edu.au