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Sandra L. Secord

Litigation Group Partner Torkin Manes LLP

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  • Canada - East

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  • Commercial Litigation
151 Yonge Street, Suite 1500, Toronto ON M5C 2W7, Canada
Toronto Canada

Committee Member

Sandra has been made a Committee Member for the Disputes Group in 2020. Sandra has had an active role within the network since she joined us back in 2016.

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Sandra, partner in our Litigation Group, has focused her practice exclusively on civil litigation for more than 25 years. During her first five years as a lawyer, she practised insurance defence law, primarily in the personal and commercial insurance areas and professional liability in the representation of lawyers on errors and omissions claims. Since 1985, in addition to her ongoing insurance practice, She has concentrated extensively on commercial and real estate litigation. Her experience includes default remedies for financial institutions and real estate developers, receivership and insolvency matters, shareholder remedies and commercial lease litigation.

Sandra has extensive experience before various administrative tribunals and the courts at both trial and appellate levels, as well as in alternative dispute resolution settings of mediations and arbitrations.

Sandra has been an instructor of the Bar Admission Course in Risk Management and participated as a lecturer in continuing legal education programs in professional liability. She currently teaches Trial Advocacy at Queen's University, Faculty of Law.

- Canadian Bar Association
- Ontario Bar Association

- Called to the Ontario Bar, 1980

- LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1978

Firm Description

For more than three decades, Torkin Manes has applied the law to resolve issues standing in the way of our clients' goals. Our professionals see the law as a tool to facilitate business and personal objectives.

The firm has an established reputation for uncompromising commitment to clients and excellence and leadership in the profession.

We provide client-focused solutions.

We are committed to walk beside our clients, to become immersed in their legal issues and to be creative in finding legal solutions that allow them to make informed decisions. We offer the same quality of expertise one would expect at a larger firm, with the advantages that come from being a mid-sized firm


  • Torkin Manes named Regional Law Firm of the Year at the 2019 Chambers Canada Awards.
  • Torkin Manes recognized as the #1 ranked Ontario regional law firm by Canadian Lawyer.