Lawyer, Partner - Montréal
Véronique Roy is a litigation practitioner at Langlois lawyers, LLP in Montreal.
She acts in civil and commercial litigation matters involving civil and professional liability and insurance law, and also advises clients involved in contract disputes. She is also frequently called upon to draft appeal factums and legal opinions on complex issues.
Following her legal studies, Véronique clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for the Honourable Louis LeBel in 2007-2008.
Very involved in the legal community and committed to improving access to justice, Véronique was the Executive Director of the Legal Information Clinic at McGill University from 2005 to 2006, as well as the chair of its Board of Directors. She resumed sitting on the clinic’s Board of Directors in 2010 and plays a very active role on its Quality of Information Committee and Civility and Respect Committee.
B.C.L./LL.B. (High Distinction), McGill University, 2006
M.A. (Political Science), McGill University, 2003
B.A. (Communications), University of Québec in Montréal, 2000
Areas of Practice
Victory for a Langlois Client at the Supreme Court of Canada
Langlois’ appellate advocacy group acted as advisory counsel to the appellant in the context of the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Teva Canada Ltd. v. TD Canada Trust, a significant decision in banking and fraud law.
Represented a corporation in injunctive proceedings to enjoin breach of contract inducement.
Represented a corporation in litigation involving the ownership of a navigable and floatable lake.
Represented a corporation in a contract dispute involving the Copyright Act and the Act respecting the Development of Quebec Firms in the Book Industry.
Represented hospitals and health & social services centres, as well as their employees, in civil liability matters.
Represented a federal and a provincial Crown corporation in defence against various class actions.
Represented on a pro bono basis a not-for-profit organization in a constitutional law case involving physician-assisted dying.
“Commentaire sur la décision Lalande v. Dumais – Une limite à la liberté d’expression d’un élu: l’atteinte à la réputation de son propre conseiller municipal” (Case comment on Lalande v. Dumais – A limit on the freedom of expression of an elected official: reputational damage to his own municipal councillor) in La Référence, EYB2017REP2356, November 2017
“Commentaire sur la décision Séguin c. Pelletier – La frontière ténue entre le respect du débat démocratique et la diffamation” (Case comment on Séguin v. Pelletier – the fine line between democratic debate and defamation), in Repères, EYB2017REP2268, July 2017.
“Commentaire sur la décision Gauthier c. Salehabadi – La Cour supérieure réaffirme la liberté d’expression d’une journaliste dans le contexte d’un article d’opinion” (Case comment on Gauthier v. Salehabadi – The Superior Court reaffirms the freedom of expression of a journalist in the context of an opinion piece), in Repères, EYB2017REP2146, February 2017.
Co-author with Marie-Josée Hogue of an article on conventional arbitration (L’arbitrage conventionnel) in a collective work on alternative dispute resolution overseen by Professor Pierre-Claude Lafond entitled Régler autrement des différends, LexisNexis, 2015.
Co-author with Marie-Josée Hogue of an article on arbitration (Arbitrages) published in fascicule 27 of the loose-leaf publication JurisClasseur Québec –Procédure civile II, LexisNexis.
2005-2006; 2010-present: Legal Information Clinic at McGill University
2013-2014: Quebec Association for the Right to Die with Dignity
Since 2017 – Member of the health committee of the FCCQ