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  • Criminal Trials
  • Appeals
  • Constitutional Challenges
  • Regulatory Offences and Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Highway Traffic Act and By-law Infractions
  • Representation during police and regulatory investigations
  • Legal Advice and Opinions

Robin McLachlen



rom the simplest Highway Traffic Act charge to complex criminal and controlled substance matters, Robin believes that all clients deserve legal advice and representation tailored to their needs. Sometimes the optimal result comes from negotiating directly with the crown; sometimes it comes from challenging the legality of police actions; sometimes it comes from defending your innocence at trial. Robin’s approach to the law is flexible and results driven. He does what it takes to get the outcome you need.

Robin is a smart legal tactician and diligent researcher with a talent for communicating novel, persuasive legal arguments to the court. Whether in writing or by oral argument, Robin will crystallize the core issues and track down the cases that will make the most forceful arguments on your behalf.

Robin has unique expertise in challenging police detention, search and seizure actions – either by warrant or following a warrantless arrest. Robin’s special interest in new technologies of surveillance and data acquisition equip him to make compelling legal arguments about the lawful limits of police powers. His Charter arguments have led to acquittal, the exclusion of evidence and even the withdrawal of charges.

Robin received his JD from the University of Ottawa, graduating Magna Cum Laude. In his final year, he received both the Driedre G. Martin Memorial Award for Privacy Law and the Donald Scarth Thorson Prize for Statutory Interpretation. His writing on the law of search and seizure has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals.

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