Julia Webster

Tel: 647.725.2604jwebster@babinbessnerspry.comvCard
Experience

Julia Webster joined Babin Bessner Spry LLP as an Associate in 2014. Before joining the firm, Julia completed summer and articling terms with Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP. Julia has assisted in a number of litigation matters involving issues of commercial, competition, environmental, securities and insolvency law, including class actions. She brings hands-on litigation experience, sharp research skills and a strong work ethic to the Babin Bessner Spry LLP team.

Julia has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Civil and Commercial List), the Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA) and the Environmental Review Tribunal.  

Julia is a recipient of the Scarlet Key from McGill University and the David Marshall Student Contribution Award from the Queen’s University Faculty of Law. In her spare time, Julia explores her passion for architectural history through photography and travel. She is an avid long distance runner, a cyclist and is currently training for her first triathlon.

Representative Work

Julia’s experience includes acting for:

  • A large renewable energy company in hearings before the Environmental Review Tribunal in the successful defence of appeals of the renewable energy approvals for wind energy projects in south-western Ontario.

  • Various individual advisors in regulatory proceedings before the Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA).

  • An individual seeking a declaration of a fraudulent conveyance at trial.

  • An individual appealing a notice of disallowance resulting from the bankruptcy of a multi-billion dollar securities firm.

  • Plaintiffs in a mass tort claim (former public sector employees claiming against their financial and legal advisors in respect of the promotion of tax shelters and the mismanagement of pension funds).

  • Directors of a closely held company regarding a claim for an oppression remedy.

  • The executors of an estate regarding a claim for an oppression remedy against the deceased’s former employer.

  • An individual regarding a claim for recognition and enforcement of a foreign judgment in Ontario.

  • A large fleet management company regarding claims in connection with credit card fraud.

  • Various companies and individuals regarding breach of contract and negligence claims before Ontario courts or through arbitration proceedings.

  • Various individuals seeking advice or representation regarding wrongful dismissal and other employment matters.
Publications
  • Cynthia Spry, Julia Webster and Morgan Westgate, “Appellate Court Treatment of Bhasin v. Hrynew: Developing the Duty of Food Faith in 2016” (August 2016), Commercial & Business Litigation Journal Vol. 1:1, The Canadian Institute.
  • Ellen Bessner and Julia Webster, “RBC wrongful dismissal Canadian case highlights need for thorough investigations, complaint-handling” Thomson Reuters Accelus (December 3, 2015).
  • Edward Babin, Uri Snir and Julia Webster, “Piercing the Parent-Subsidiary Corporate Veil” Corporate Liability (October, 2015) Vol. XVIII, No. 4.
  • Ellen Bessner and Julia Webster, “Ontario regulator flexing muscles over self-regulating Mutual Fund Dealers Association” Thomson Reuters Accelus (August 10, 2015).
Affiliations & Education

During law school, Julia was the Managing Editor – Business of the Queen’s Law Journal.  She was also a writer, researcher and oralist at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria. 

Julia currently volunteers with Peacebuilders International (Canada) as a co-circle keeper in the Restorative Youth Circles Program. 

Professional Affliations:

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners

Bar Admission:

  • Ontario, 2014

Education:

  • Queen's University, J.D., 2013
  • Queen's University Faculty of Law, Certificate in International Business Law, 2011
  • McGill University, M.Arch., 2010
  • McGill University, B.A. & Sc., 2009

litigator
tech-savvy
explorer