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2019 Rising Stars Winners

Congratulations Rising Stars Winners of 2019

Fairmont Royal York Hotel
November 7th, 2019


Sarah J. Turney

Partner, Fasken


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Sarah specializes in real property litigation and municipal law. She is the first lawyer at Fasken to create this distinctive practice and has grown it with great success. Sarah has been counsel in successful, precedent setting decisions, including: Lundy v. VIA Rail Canada Inc., which, in the words of Justice Perell, “is a test centre for underdeveloped but very important aspects of class action procedure…”.


Sarah is a volunteer director on the board of Toronto’s largest business improvement area. She has maintained the role since 2016, including throughout her maternity leave.


She is passionate about legal education and mentorship. Sarah acted as duty counsel for Pro Bono Law Ontario for nearly six years, and has been a volunteer mentor to high school students facing challenges in accessing higher education and oversees her department’s continuing legal education program. She is a mentor to students and associates at Fasken.


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