Sexual Assault: Healing the Pain

Many survivors of sexual assault are seeking closure, a way to heal, a way to move forward — often years after the abuse. They need a safe place where they can discuss their legal options with lawyers who have a special expertise in, and understanding of, their situation.

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Sexual Assault: Healing the Pain

Many survivors of sexual assault are seeking closure, a way to heal, a way to move forward — often years after the abuse. They need a safe place where they can discuss their legal options with lawyers who have a special expertise in, and understanding of, their situation.

 Read More >

Sexual Assault: Healing the Pain

Many survivors of sexual assault are seeking closure, a way to heal, a way to move forward — often years after the abuse. They need a safe place where they can discuss their legal options with lawyers who have a special expertise in, and understanding of, their situation.

 Read More >

Sexual Assault: Healing the Pain

Many survivors of sexual assault are seeking closure, a way to heal, a way to move forward — often years after the abuse. They need a safe place where they can discuss their legal options with lawyers who have a special expertise in, and understanding of, their situation.

 Read More >

Grenville Christian College Class Proceeding
Our firm and McKenzie Lake are co-counselling this class action by former students, against the Grenville Christian College. For more information, please click here.

Cases to Watch

Apr 18, 2018

Durham Region teacher Thomas Grieve is accused of 15 counts of criminal sexual conduct with children under the age of 16, according to information released Tuesday, April 17 by Durham police.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/04/17/whitby-elementary-school-teacher-faces-sexual-assault-charges.html

Jan 31, 2018

A Canadian gymnastics coach Scott McFarlane is facing a number of sexual abuse charges

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/gymnastics-coach-charged-with-allegedly-sexually-assaulting-teen-girl/article37786102/ A Canadian gymnastics coach Scott McFarlane is facing a number of charges after one of his teenaged athletes came f...

News & Media

Feb 12, 2018

Loretta Merritt has represented many Ontario Training School survivors — here she is quoted about the low incidence of false reports

Training school survivor haunted for decades: What happened to James Forbes?

Jan 05, 2018

Loretta Merritt comments on the Albert Shultz sexual assault allegations and civil cases

The accuser is a witness for the Crown, meaning she doesn't have a right to representation by a lawyer and has no say in how the proceeding is conducted said Loretta Merritt, a Toronto-based lawyer who specializes in sexual abuse lawsuits.

Loretta Merritt

Loretta Merritt is one of the few lawyers in Ontario who has more than 25 years of  experience representing men, women and children in sexual assault and abuse lawsuits. She has obtained settlements for hundreds of clients and has received recognition and awards including Best Lawyers in Canada and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, in recognition of her contributions to Canada and work in representing abuse survivors. Read more