Gavin Magrath | Board of Directors

Gavin Magrath is a Toronto-based lawyer whose private practice focuses on Canadian litigation liability arising out of international transportation and logistics activities. He has represented forwarders, carriers, ship owners, and cargo interests in litigation and dispute resolution and has appeared on their behalf before the Superior and Federal Courts, as well as before various administrative tribunals. Gavin’s pro bono and public interest practice includes research and litigation support for international human rights and crown liability cases, as well as acting as counsel or providing direct pro bono legal services to nonprofit and charitable organizations. He has served as a Director of LRWC and LRW(LR)C since 2015, authoring research and letters in cases such as Alberto Nisman (Argentina) and a report to the UN Committee Against Torture regarding the case of Omar Khadr (Canada). He has made representations to the 27th, 30th, and 33rd sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. He also assisted in preparing the factum for and appeared before the OCA to argue LRWC’s submissions on intervention in the TWU vs. LSUC case. He obtained his J.D. at Dalhousie University and his LL.M at the University of Toronto as well as undergraduate degrees in Commerce and in Philosophy at Queen’s University.