Simone Livshits

Simone is an associate in Osler’s Disputes group. She obtained her J.D. from Dalhousie University in 2021. Prior to law school, she obtained a B.Sc. from McGill University. While in law school, Simone acted as a Peer Mentor for first-year students and served as Co-Chair of Dalhousie’s OUTLaw Society. Simone also contributed to multiple Pro Bono Dalhousie initiatives, including by volunteering at the Nova Scotia Access to Justice Clinic and assisting the Legal information Society of Nova Scotia in its Small Claims Court Application for Self-Represented Litigants. Simone joined Osler as a summer student in 2020 and completed her articles with the firm in 2022.

Latest Insights

  • Blog Apr 16, 2024

    Judicial review of adjudicator’s determination granted by Ontario Divisional Court

    The Ontario Divisional Court has released its first decision allowing an application for judicial review of an adjudicator’s determination....

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    Judicial review of adjudicator’s determination granted by Ontario Divisional Court
  • Blog Oct 26, 2023

    British Columbia Court of Appeal rules that arbitration clauses in standard form contracts are presumptively enforceable in the province

    Distinct from the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2020 decision in Uber Technologies v. Heller, a recent case suggests that British Columbia courts...

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    British Columbia Court of Appeal rules that arbitration clauses in standard form contracts are presumptively enforceable in the province
  • Blog Jun 15, 2023

    Adjudication case law round-up: Divisional Court provides guidance on judicial review of adjudicator’s determinations

    In a string of recent cases, the Ontario Divisional Court has provided guidance to construction industry participants who are considering making an...

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    Adjudication case law round-up: Divisional Court provides guidance on judicial review of adjudicator’s determinations
  • Blog Mar 22, 2023

    Adjudication: ODACC releases third Annual Report

    Ontario Dispute Adjudication for Construction Contracts (ODACC) has issued its third Annual Report (the report) for the 2022 fiscal year,...

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    Adjudication: ODACC releases third Annual Report
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Awards and Recognition

  • Schulich Scholarship in Law (2020, 2021)
  • Alistair Fraser Award in Real Estate Transactions (2020)
  • W.S. O’Hara Prize in Criminal Law (2019)
  • Dean’s List (2018-2019)

Media Mentions

  • Osler News Sep 14, 2022

    Osler welcomes the 2022 first-year associates to the Toronto office

    Osler Toronto is pleased to welcome the following first-year associates:

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Community Involvement

  • Pro Bono Dalhousie – Access to Justice Free Legal Clinic, Student Volunteer
  • Pro Bono Dalhousie – Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia’s Public Navigator Project for Small Claims Court, Student Volunteer

Speaking and Writing

Published Work

  • Emotional Eating and Weight Regulation: A Qualitative Study of Compensatory Behaviours and Concerns, Journal of Eating Disorders, volume 6, number 23, September 2018.
  • Emotional Eating in Normal Weight Adults: Insights from Qualitative Interviews, International Conference on Eating Disorders, Chicago, April 2018.

Credentials

Education

  • Dalhousie University, J.D.
  • McGill University, B.Sc.

Languages

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association Member