Catherine Coursol

Portrait

Catherine practices in civil and commercial litigation and class actions. Prior to joining our team, she spent 3 ½ years in a Montreal litigation firm where she was involved in a range of cases in civil and commercial litigation and corporate law.

She graduated with a double degree from McGill University in Civil Law and Common Law and completed her articling in 2013 at an international law firm.

Within the course of her practice, Catherine has developed many skills as a counsellor, negotiator and litigator. Whether it be in drafting procedures and arguments, or in preparing cross-examinations and presenting motions before the courts. She has also overseen a number of cases independently, working closely with her clients. She has a keen interest in devising a strategic legal approach, optimized to meet her clients’ needs.

Catherine has also been very involved in her community. During her studies, she was the President of the McGill Law Students’ Association from 2011 to 2012. She currently sits on the Young Alumni Board, which works to increase engagement and philanthropy among young alumni towards the McGill Faculty of Law. She is also the founder and president of the Jeunes Alliés de Moisson Montréal, a committee of young professionals that raises funds for Moisson Montreal.

In 2017, she obtained a specialized graduate diploma (D.E.S.S.) in management, with great distinction, from HEC Montréal.

Mandates

  • Argued before the Court of Appeal and Superior Court against a declinatory exception to transfer a case to the defendant’s judicial district (Barakatt c. Michaud, 2015 QCCA 1742)
  • Involved in an appeal to quash the subpoena and confidentiality order against an in-house counsel due to professional privilege (Autorité des marchés financiers c. X, 2014 QCCA 2368)
  • Involved in an action in defamation before the Court of Appeal (Gill c. Chélin, 2015 QCCA 1280)
  • Involved in an application for an interim injunction to rescind a call for tenders (RCI Environnement c. Sigmasanté, 2014 QCCS 5803)
  • Involved in a proceeding for injunctive relief to enforce contractual obligations for the clients of a firm that supposedly terminated their contracts unlawfully
  • Represented a real estate agent before the OACIQ (Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec)
  • Represented a buyer in a latent defect claim against the property’s vendors following the discovery of severe mould