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About

Patrick* arrived at the firm from the distant shores of Sydney, Australia, where he previously acted for health professionals facing complex malpractice claims and disciplinary proceedings. With this experience, he knows§ and understands the pressures facing all manner of professionals in today‚Äôs highly regulated environment. He offers pragmatic and sensible advice on a range of disciplinary, licensing, professional and regulatory concerns. His advice is attentive to not only the minutiae of the issue at hand, but also the bigger picture. Patrick has a long-standing interest in medicine and the laws that apply to its practice. He appreciates the complex, and at times conflicting, reality in which medical practitioners practice, and is deeply aware of the sensitivity and discretion required when resolving medico-legal issues. Patrick works tirelessly, to ensure his clients feel assured in leaving their legal concerns in his hands so that they can focus on the things they do best: treating people. .

Expertise

  • Practice Areas:
  • Bar Admissions:
    • Ontario (2017)
    • New South Wales, Australia (Solicitor) (2013)
  • Education:
    • University of Technology Sydney (2012) LLB (First Class Honours)
    • University of Technology Sydney (2012) BA Communications (Journalism)
    • University of Technology Sydney (2012) Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice

Details

Patrick A. Wright

is counsel at Lenczner Slaght.

Patrick’s growing litigation practice focuses on public and administrative law, with a particular emphasis on privacy and professional liability and regulation. Patrick appears before the Divisional Court, the Small Claims Court, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Consent and Capacity Board, the Information and Privacy Commission, and the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board. He is also involved in the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) pro bono program.

Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght, Patrick worked at a national law firm in Sydney, Australia where he acted for health professionals facing complex medical malpractice claims and disciplinary proceedings, and regularly appeared in the New South Wales Supreme Court and New South Wales District Court, Sydney.

Prior to commencing his career in law, Patrick worked as a freelance journalist and online producer for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, and as a reporter and co-producer for 2ser Radio’s the law and social justice program, Radio Atticus.

  • G.W. v E.L. and D.L.

    Successfully overturned a decision of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario to issue an in-person caution to a cardiologist.  The Review Board agreed that the College’s investigation was inadequate and that its decision was unreasonable. The Review Board also recommended the College develop new guidelines addressing when patients discharge themselves against medical advice.

    Patrick A. Wright | April 1, 2021

  • Yang v Hines et al

    Counsel to the defendant in a successful Rule 21.01 and Rule 25.11 motion to strike the Plaintiff's claim for lack of jurisdiction.

    Anne E. Posno, Patrick A. Wright & Katie Glowach | March 8, 2021

  • B.N. v Beder

    Counsel for the successful respondent in an appeal before the Superior Court, arising from a decision of the Consent and Capacity Board.

    Patrick A. Wright & Margaret Robbins | March 1, 2021

  • King v Gannage

    Counsel in the successful defense of a judicial review before the Divisional Court of a Health Professions Appeal and Review Board decision regarding a physician’s use of complementary/alternative medicine.

    Nina Bombier, Patrick A. Wright, Julia Flood & Tanya Rumo | January 5, 2021

  • Confidential Sports Arbitration

    Counsel to the applicant (athlete) in carding dispute with National Sport Organization.

    Mitch Brown & Patrick A. Wright | January 1, 2020

  • Inquest into the Death of Brendan Hickey

    Counsel to the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) in respect of the Inquest into the death of Brendan Hickey during the 2014 VIVID Sydney Festival. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)

    Patrick A. Wright | January 4, 2000

  • Wrzesinski v Lukaszewicz

    Counsel to the defendant, Dr Lukaszewicz, in a medical negligence claim involving allegations of a negligently administered flu vaccination resulting in acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)

    Patrick A. Wright | January 3, 2000

  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Ontario Bar Association

  • The Advocates' Society

  • Toronto Lawyers Association

  • Law Partners Compensation Award, First Place, Medicine in the Law (2010)

    University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law

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