Perrier Law is a boutique litigation law firm that specializes in administrative and professional regulatory law. Situated in Toronto and incorporated in 2004, the focus of the practice has been, almost exclusively, in the area of administrative law with an emphasis on professional regulatory matters. Neil J. Perrier has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of professional regulatory law.
For over 20 years, Neil Perrier acted as legal counsel for regulatory bodies in Ontario as well as on behalf of individual professionals. Mr. Perrier has provided legal services to four of Canada’s leading professional regulatory bodies namely, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario. Presently, Perrier Law represents professional members subject to capacity proceedings and under investigation or prosecution by their regulatory bodies including physicians, psychologists, physiotherapists, chiropractors, pharmacists, lawyers, engineers and other professionals. Perrier Law also represents physicians facing privilege issues with hospitals.
Mr. Perrier has appeared as counsel in hundreds of regulatory proceedings, including discipline hearings, registration hearings, enforcement proceedings at the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (HPARB) and on judicial reviews and appeals before the Divisional Court. Additionally, Mr. Perrier has acquired extensive experience in providing legal and strategic advice during the investigative and prosecutorial stages of a disciplinary proceeding, including advice on jurisdictional, substantive, procedural and evidentiary issues. It is that unique level of experience that has provided Mr. Perrier with sound insight and judgment into the many legal challenges and hurdles faced by professional members involved in proceedings with their regulatory bodies.
Acting as counsel in both the prosecution and defence of professionals has provided Mr. Perrier with unique and extensive insight on a myriad of legal and statutory issues relevant to professional regulation as well as effective legal, procedural and evidentiary strategies in the conduct of regulatory hearings, judicial reviews and appeals.
Mr. Perrier has been invited to lecture at continuing legal education conferences, and at law and medical schools on a variety of issues including advocacy, professional ethics and other issues related to administrative and professional regulatory law.