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0-459-30581-6
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172 pages
hardcover
1987-08-01
Carswell

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The Presumption of Innocence
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Explores the development and present-day role of the presumption of innocence in the criminal justice system. In light of the inclusion of this inviolable principle in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, special consideration is given to the leading case law defining and interpreting section 11(d) of the Charter.
About the Author
James Cooper Morton is the head of the litigation group at Steinberg Morton Hope and Israel LLP. His practice focuses on commercial, criminal and constitutional litigation and he is a certified specialist of the Law Society of Upper Canada in the area of Civil Litigation and the Treasure's Medalist for 1988. James Morton lectures in the area of evidence and advanced evidence at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and Thomas M. Cooley Law School at Lansing, Michigan. He also teaches Estate Administration at the Law Clerks Institute, and has taught in the areas of Civil Litigation, Professional Responsibility, Bankruptcy and Business Law of the Bar Admission Course. He is President of the Ontario Bar Association.

Scott Hutchison is a partner at Henein Hutchison LLP. His practice includes complex civil, criminal, regulatory and constitutional litigation, with a particular interest in white collar crime and appellate advocacy. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a member of the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute and has been recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada for Appellate Law and Criminal Defence and for in Chambers Canada in Dispute Resolution. He was appointed by the Attorney General and the Law Foundation of Ontario to the province’s Class Proceedings Committee.  He is a member of the Board of Innocence Canada, a group dedicated to correcting wrongful convictions.

His recent practice has included advising in relation to the defence of complex class actions, advising clients caught up in business crime investigations, and representing individuals and entities in serious criminal cases at all levels of court. He has argued numerous criminal and civil appeals and trials, including hundreds of matters in the Ontario Court of Appeal and more than two dozen cases in the Supreme Court of Canada. He appears regularly before senior professional discipline tribunals, the Ontario Securities Commission and similar tribunals.

From 1989 to 2005, Scott was counsel at the Crown Law Office-Criminal (Ontario) where he represented the Crown at all levels of court, including hundreds of appearances in the Court of Appeal and numerous appeals in the Supreme Court of Canada.

He is the author of a number of frequently cited legal texts, including Search and Seizure Law in Canada (Carswell); Hutchison’s Search Warrant Manual, 2015 (Carswell); Computer Crime in Canada (with Robert Davis); and is a past author of McWilliams Canadian Criminal Evidence (4th) (Canada Law Book).

Scott is a member of the faculty of the National Criminal Law Program. He is one of the Co-Chairs of the Osgoode Professional Development Program National Symposium on Search and Seizure Law in Canada. He is a popular speaker on a variety of legal topics. Scott writes and teaches extensively and was a member of the adjunct faculty of Queen’s University Law School where he taught Trial Advocacy and Appellate Advocacy from 2005 to 2013. From 2006 to 2008 he also taught Advanced Evidence at Osgoode Hall Law School. He is a member of the Advocates’ Society, the Criminal Lawyers Association, and the International Society for the Reform of the Criminal Law.