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

Jul 10, 2019

Former TVDSB vice principal Michael George Dennis accused of sexual relationship with student

The Ontario College of Teachers is moving forward with a disciplinary hearing for a former St. Thomas vice principal whom they accuse of having a romantic relationship with a female student.  The professional misconduct allegations again...

Jun 27, 2019

Charges against Prince Edward County Children’s Aid Society executive director Bill Sweet regarding sexual abuse in foster homes he was responsible for.

Sweet is currently facing 10 counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and 10 counts of failing to provide the necessities of life. Sgt. Carolle Dionne, provincial media relations co-ordinator for the OPP, said his charges stemmed not because he fostered any children of his own but because he oversaw a Children’s Aid Society where several foster children were abused.

News & Media

Sep 23, 2019

Loretta Merritt in the Law Times on the recent ruling in Ontario court that a cap on general damages does not apply to sexual abuse

The Ontario Superior Court has awarded general damages in excess of the cap in a sexual assault case, a first for the province, say lawyers. Known as the trilogy, three cases from the late 1970s – Andrews v. Grand and Toy Alberta...

Sep 18, 2019

Loretta Merritt quoted in several publications as the trial begins for class-action alleging Christian private school abuse

Facebook Twitter Email Reddit LinkedIn Lawsuit says Grenville Christian College near Brockville didn't look after students

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