Christopher Lewis

Partner

Suite 1100, Cabot Place
100 New Gower St.
St. John’s, N.L.
A1C 6K3

+1.709.570.8820

+1.709.685.5015

+1.709.722.4565

clewis@stewartmckelvey.com

LinkedIn Profile

Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Newfoundland and Labrador, 2000

Legal Assistant(s): Sharon Tucker

Christopher has a diverse body of clients, which include national franchises, manufacturers, major banks, petroleum refiners, insurance companies, municipalities, major leasing and finance companies, automakers and local, regional and national debt recovery firms. Some examples of how he has helped these clients are by:

  • Helping represent a Canadian pulp and paper manufacturer in a claim against the Government of Canada under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
  • Acting for a national franchisor and manufacturer of rust control products in a breach of contract and trade-mark infringement matter.
  • Recovering a significant outstanding receivable on behalf of a national helicopter charterer.

Education & Career

Education

University of New Brunswick, LL.B., 2000
Memorial University of Newfoundland, B.A., 1993
Graduate Student Fellowship, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1993 – 1995
Institute of Social and Economic Research M.A. Fellowship, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1994

Activities

Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Board of Directors, Canadian Cancer Society, Newfoundland and Labrador Division, 2016
Past member, Board of Directors, Credit Counselling Services of Newfoundland and Labrador, 2005
Member, The Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2000
Founding member, Beagle Paws Dog Rescue
Past member, Board of Directors, Beagle Paws Dog Rescue
Editorial Board, “Culture & Tradition” , 1993-1994

Accolades

UNB Law Centennial Scholarship, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B., 1998
UNB Law Certificate of Achievement (Sale of Goods), University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B., 1998
UNB Law Certificate of Achievement (Legal History), University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B., 1998
The Honourable J. R. Maurice Gautreau Prize in Legal Writing, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B., 1997
The Luc Lacourciere Memorial Scholarship, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1994
The Dr. F. A. Aldrich Alumni Graduate Scholarship, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1994

Publications

“Municipal Debt Collection, Part I”, Municipal News, December 2014

“Dealing with Dilapidated and Unsafe Structures”, Municipal News, May 2012

“Legislative Update: Bill 4, An Act Respecting the Cost of Consumer Credit Disclosure”, Stewart McKelvey, June 2008

“Municipal Debt Collection: A Primer”, Stewart McKelvey, October 2007

“Duty to Defend: NL Court Takes Flexible Approach to Use of Extrinsic Evidence”, The Lawyer’s Weekly

June 09, 2006

“Case Summary: O’Dea v. Lucas”, The Lawyer’s Weekly

December 09, 2005

“Dismissal Under Section 68 of the Municipal Act”, Municipal News, 2002

“Secondary Picketing Now a Legal Activity”, Moncton Times and Transcript

July 12, 2002

Presentations

Professional Municipal Administrators of Newfoundland and Labrador, Regional Meeting (Avalon): “Municipal Tax Sales”

November 25, 2015

Canadian Bar Association – Newfoundland and Labrador, Professional Development Session: “The Personal Property Security Act – Default, Remedies and Enforcement”

July 07, 2015