McLachlan Amanda

Amanda C. McLachlan


Commercial and Class Action Litigation Lawyer at Bennett Jones Toronto

T: 416.777.5393

Amanda McLachlan's general litigation practice focuses on complex corporate and commercial disputes, employment litigation and class actions.

Amanda has motion, application, trial and appeal experience before all courts in Ontario. She regularly appears before a number of administrative and regulatory boards and tribunals, including the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. Amanda has experience in matters pertaining to securities regulatory and enforcement matters, internal investigations, shareholder disputes, directors' and officers' liability, professional negligence, oppression proceedings, claims relating to post-employment obligations, including moving for and responding to injunctions, and class proceedings, among others. Amanda also has experience in civil fraud litigation, including Norwich orders, mareva injunctions and enforcement of civil judgments. 

Prior to becoming an associate, Amanda articled with the firm.

While attending the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, Amanda competed in the Arnup Cup Trial Advocacy Competition as a member of the winning team. Amanda also competed in the Pace International Criminal Law Moot Competition in New York, where she was recognized as the top oralist in her round of the competition; and in the Sopinka Cup advocacy competition.

Select Experience

  • The Special Committee of Central GoldTrust in connection with Sprott Asset Management's $1 billion hostile takeover bid for all the outstanding Units of Central GoldTrust Read more
  • The Special Committee of Silver Bullion Trust in connection with Sprott Asset Management's $62 million hostile takeover bid for all the outstanding Units of Silver Bullion Trust Read more
  • Mariann Taylor-Baptiste, in connection with an application for judicial review arising from a decision of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario involving a conflict of rights between union speech and freedom from discrimination.

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