Jennifer Fairfax is a senior associate in the Regulatory, Environmental and Aboriginal Law Group and the Litigation Group at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, LLP, where she practises environmental law and litigation, as well as commercial litigation and dispute resolution. Jennifer has significant experience conducting environmental litigation, including civil actions/applications, judicial reviews, administrative tribunal proceedings, and defence of prosecutions. Jennifer also provides regulatory and environmental advice relating to corporate transactions, environmental approvals and permits, waste and soil, contaminated lands, renewable energy projects, regulatory orders, designated substances, and general environmental regulatory compliance.
Jennifer litigates business-critical issues in environmental law, international commercial arbitration, complex contractual disputes, construction disputes, insurance disputes, negligence and constitutional law. She has broad advocacy and trial experience, and has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal. Jennifer has also acted as lead appellate counsel in constitutional litigation. Jennifer is on the executive of the OBA Environmental Law Section. Prior to joining Osler, Jennifer clerked for The Honourable Justice Edgar Sexton with the Federal Court of Appeal.