|JP Telfer -
PRACTICE / FEES / DEGREES / HISTORY / ETC
Mr. J.P.Telfer is called to the bar of Her Majesty's courts in Ontario and has been a working barrister at Ottawa since 1992. Mr. Telfer regularly appears in civil and commercial matters on the behalf of smaller law firms or individual solicitors who lack the resources required to conduct emergency litigation, appeals or proceedings beyond the scope of a general law practice.
As a barrister, Mr. Telfer may be called upon when unforseen conflicts arise or when there is a requirement that new counsel be briefed in the course of litigation. In complex proceedings Mr. Telfer may be instructed by the major firms when there is the need for independent counsel, but when the need is for less that the full service of a rival firm. Mr. Telfer is also regularly instructed in matters concerning the procedural and jurisdictional questions of constitutional and administrative law.
In commercial mediation and arbitration, or in situations where simple negotiations can achieve a successful result and avoid litigation altogether, Mr. Telfer is often able to provide the clear and independent perspective necessary for sensible solutions and business decisions.
As an Ontario solicitor, Mr. Telfer may serve as solicitor-of-record for foreign lawyers and otherwise qualified professionals in proceedings before the Ontario Courts or the Federal Court of Canada. Mr. Telfer may also serve as Ottawa Agent for Canadian solicitors with proceedings pending before the Supreme Court of Canada.
Without affiliation to any law firm or political party, and without long-term retainers requiring the promotion of any particular client's interests, Mr. Telfer has been able to provide foreign clients with clear and independent advice on the practical realities of litigation in Canada.
In international private law and the enforcement of foreign judgments, Mr. Telfer has extensive experience in the enforcement of Canadian judgments and orders in Commonwealth and Civil Law jurisdictions, and in the effective and cost-effective instruction of local attorneys. As a barrister, Mr. Telfer has given evidence of Canadian law in various jurisdictions of the United States, and has been occasionally instructed as leading counsel in Her Majesty's courts in the Cayman Islands.
Since Canadian law has recently departed from the traditional ideas of English and Commonwealth jurisdictions, Mr. Telfer has provided guidance to foreign attorneys concerned with the enforcement of judgments, orders and letters rogatory in Canada.
In matters concerning the tracing and recovery of assets through off-shore companies, Mr. Telfer is able to conduct discreet preliminary investigations and can offer assistance and advice in the planning and precise execution of coordinated and effective multi-jurisdictional litigation.
Fee arrangements may be discussed, but contingency agreements
calculated as a percent of result are not possible.
Date of Birth - 15 August 1949
Law Society of Upper Canada - Degree of Barrister-at-law - 1992
Prior to the practice of law, Telfer enjoyed an earlier career in
creative advertising production, design and photography, primarily in the
print medium and usually in support of product placement or
corporate-image programmes. Other experience included film and television
production, political advertising and media relations.
The Curriculum Vitae would include competitive sailor, professional ski instructor and two novels.
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