Nancy  Roberts

Nancy Roberts

Partner, Litigation

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.5867



Bar Admission

Ontario, 1996


  • University of Toronto, LL.B.
  • McGill University, B.A.



Nancy is a partner in the Litigation Department. She practices nationally, having litigated for over 20 years at Osler and having appeared before all level of courts in Ontario and across Canada. Nancy specializes in complex commercial cases and defending class actions and other large aggregate claims, particularly corporate, commercial, product liability, real estate issues and negligence claims. Recently, Nancy has acted for Imperial Oil, Kingsett, Indigo and Collingwood Aviation Partners Ltd., among others, in real estate related litigation. Nancy has also acted in insolvency matters for debtors, creditors, receivers and trustees in bankruptcy.

Nancy was a key member of the trial team in one of the largest class actions in Canada, and acts as counsel for Imperial Tobacco in actions across Canada.

    • Worsley Rusholme v. Imperial Oil
    • Imperial Oil v. Salvatore Vellone
    • Hanlon Glen Homes Inc. v. James Hurl Humphries
    • Spasic Estate v. Imperial Tobacco
    • Knight v. Imperial Tobacco
    • Conseil Québécois sur le Tabac et la Santé et al. v. Imperial Tobacco et al. & Cécilia Létourneau v. Imperial Tobacco et al
    • Costco v. Imperial Tobacco
    • Her Majesty the Queen in Right of British Columbia v. Imperial Tobacco et al
    • Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of New Brunswick v. Imperial Tobacco et al
    • Re Stelco
    • Re Androscoggin Energy

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

  • Eligible Financial Contracts: The Canadian Answer to Forward Contracts, American Bankruptcy Institute, 18th Annual Winter Leadership Conference Materials.