New Case Management Masters Appointed to Toronto
Three new case management masters have been appointed to the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto, effective March 1, 2017.
Case management masters may hear and determine certain matters in civil cases, including motions, pre-trials and case conferences. In Toronto, case management masters also preside over Construction Lien Act matters and serve as registrars under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.
The new case management masters are:
Case Management Master Karen Elaine Jolley was called to the bar in 1989. Since 2002, she has conducted a litigation and arbitration practice as a founding partner of Wires Jolley LLP. Master Jolley has extensive experience defending professionals before regulatory administrative tribunals and has been counsel to regulatory bodies prosecuting professional disciplinary cases. She is regularly retained to train administrative panels on procedural fairness requirements.
Master Jolley is a frequent speaker on the subjects of employment law, disciplinary hearings and complaints.
Case Management Master Michael Phillip McGraw was called to the bar in 2002. His litigation practice has spanned many areas, including restructuring and insolvency, bankruptcy, general commercial, construction and infrastructure.
Master McGraw is an author and speaker on insolvency, bankruptcy and construction law, and former member of both the Ontario Bar Association Construction and Infrastructure, and Insolvency Executive Committees. He is actively involved in pro bono work, including previous involvement in the Toronto Small Claims Court Pro Bono Project.
Case Management Master Priti Tamara Sugunasiri was called to the bar in 2000 and joined the Department of Justice the same year. Master Sugunasiri's experience includes a civil and commercial litigation practice at trial and appellate levels of the Ontario Superior Court and the Federal Court, and eight years of trial experience under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.
Master Sugunasiri is a regular contributor to professional associations as an author and speaker, and most recently as an executive committee member of the Administrative and Regulatory Law Group of the Advocates' Society. She mentors students and volunteers with several community organizations.