Toronto lawyer Graeme Mew, a lawyer with Clyde & Co. Canada LLP, has been appointed a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto. Mew replaces Madam Justice G.I. Pardu, who has been appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced the appointment, Dec. 20.
Mew was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1987, and to the British Columbia Bar in 2010. He had practised with Clyde & Co. Canada LLP (formerly known as Nicholl Paskell-Mede LLP), Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (and its predecessor firm, Smith Lyons) and with Dutton Brock Somers MacIntyre & Collier. His main areas of practice were civil litigation, insurance law, sports law, arbitration and mediation.
Mew has been a member of the ADR Section Committee of the Ontario Bar Association, a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (based in Lausanne, Switzerland), an arbitrator and mediator of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada, and a judicial and appeals officer for the International Rugby Board.
This appointment took effect Dec. 20.