Morgan Westgate

Tel: 416.637.3296mwestgate@babinbessnerspry.comvCard
Experience

Morgan Westgate joined Babin Bessner Spry LLP as an Associate in 2015. Prior to her admission to the Bar, she completed her summer term at an international Canadian law firm and her articles with Torys LLP, where she focused on litigation and intellectual property/regulatory matters.

Morgan has assisted and appeared with clients during regulatory proceedings at the Mutual Fund Dealers Association, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada. She has also assisted with various matters before the Superior Court of Justice (Civil and Commercial List).

Morgan completed her J.D. at Osgoode Hall Law School. She has also received her B.Sc. (Hons.) in Medical Sciences from the University of Western Ontario (Western University), and her M.Sc. in Cancer Biology from the University of Calgary. Her medical research has been published in international medical journals and she has presented at national scientific conferences.

Outside of law, Morgan enjoys yoga, spinning and weight training, as well as exploring new cuisines and wines.

Representative Work

Morgan’s experience includes acting for:

  • Individuals being investigated by the Mutual Fund Dealers Association for alleged violations of its rules.

  • An individual pursued by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario for alleged violations under the Insurance Act.

  • A holdings company pursuing a major bank for conversion and to enforce its rights under the Personal Property and Security Act.

  • Various investment advisors pursued by their clients and regulatory associations for alleged breaches of fiduciary duty, negligence, breach of contract and their Dealers’ policies and procedures.

  • Various individuals seeking advice or representation regarding wrongful dismissal and other employment matters.
Publications & Events
  • 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.
Affiliations & Education

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Toronto Lawyers Association

Bar Admission:

  • Ontario, 2015

Education:

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, J.D., 2014
  • University of Calgary, M.Sc., 2009
  • University of Western Ontario (Western University), B.MSc. Hons., 2007

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