When a client contacts Ted, the client’s issue becomes Ted’s issue. The client’s goal becomes Ted’s goal.

Ted carefully analyzes his client’s legal issues and makes a plan for action. Driven by a passion for justice, Ted customizes an efficient path to his client’s desired result while compassionately appreciating that the client is often making tough decisions in trying circumstances.

No matter how thorny the issue or how high the stakes, Ted strives to uncomplicate the law for clients and acts with integrity and professionalism, focussed on his client’s ideal outcome to avoid aggravating a dispute further.

Ted is an able courtroom litigator but prefers to explore more efficient and inexpensive measures for clients such as negotiation and mediation.

When a client contacts Ted, the client’s issue becomes Ted’s issue.The client’s goal becomes Ted’s goal.

Ted carefully analyzes his client’s legal issues and makes a plan for action. Driven by a passion for justice, Ted customizes an efficient path to his client’s desired result while compassionately appreciating that the client is often making tough decisions in trying circumstances.

No matter how thorny the issue or how high the stakes, Ted strives to uncomplicate the law for clients and acts with integrity and professionalism, focussed on his client’s ideal outcome to avoid aggravating a dispute further.

Ted is an able courtroom litigator but prefers to explore more efficient and inexpensive measures for clients such as negotiation and mediation.

Practice Areas

Employment

A person’s career or job is a key form of self identification and fulfillment. When your livelihood is in jeopardy whether due to termination, workplace issues, safety on the job or withholding of long-term disability, knowing the law, understanding employee rights and sourcing an effective lawyer are key priorities. Sound legal advice to an employee client helps to counter balance the inherent authority of an employer. I advise and represent clients on employee matters ranging from wrongful dismissal to workplace harassment to human rights violations.

Wills and Estates

Planning for life’s certainties (such as death) and uncertainties (such as incapacity) are some of the hardest decisions in a person’s life. I assist with the preparation and execution of wills to ensure that a client’s estate goes to the client’s intended beneficiaries. I also assist with the preparation and execution of powers of attorney, to give a client the peace of mind in knowing that a substitute decision-maker is in place to make their personal, health and financial decisions for them in the event of loss of the required mental capacity.

Civil Litigation

When you’re faced with a matter of contract breach or negligence, I can apply my in-court tenacity and out-of-court negotiation know-how to resolve your dispute.

Notary Public

Under the authority of the Notaries Act, I can notarize contracts, agreements, and other legal documents as required.

Practice Areas

Employment

A person’s career or job is a key form of self identification and fulfillment. When your livelihood is in jeopardy whether due to termination, workplace issues, safety on the job or withholding of long-term disability, knowing the law, understanding employee rights and sourcing an effective lawyer are key priorities. Sound legal advice to an employee client helps to counter balance the inherent authority of an employer. I advise and represent clients on employee matters ranging from wrongful dismissal to workplace harassment to human rights violations.

Wills and Estates

Planning for life’s certainties (such as death) and uncertainties (such as incapacity) are some of the hardest decisions in a person’s life. I assist with the preparation and execution of wills to ensure that a client’s estate goes to the client’s intended beneficiaries. I also assist with the preparation and execution of powers of attorney, to give a client the peace of mind in knowing that a substitute decision-maker is in place to make their personal, health and financial decisions for them in the event of loss of the required mental capacity.

Civil Litigation

When you’re faced with a matter of contract breach or negligence, I can apply my in-court tenacity and out-of-court negotiation know-how to resolve your dispute.

Notary Public

Under the authority of the Notaries Act, I can notarize contracts, agreements, and other legal documents as required.

About Ted

Ted is committed to delivering collaborative legal solutions for his clients. He combines his passion for the law and problem solving with his education and experience to fulfill that pledge.

Ted articled and practiced at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Canada’s largest law firm, and worked inhouse at Bell Canada, Canada’s largest telecommunications company, doing both plaintiff and defendant civil litigation as well as advisory work.

The experience provided distinct insight into the legal approach taken by national firms and inhouse counsel of large corporations.

Ted has appeared before the Small Claims and Superior Courts of Ontario and has engaged in other forms of dispute resolution including mediation.

After studying political science at McMaster University and journalism at Ryerson University, Ted attended law school at the University of New Brunswick. While studying, he chaired OUTLaw and received numerous academic prizes including the MacLellan Family Scholarship and Class of 2001 Scholarship. He was also selected as valedictorian by his graduating class.

Before law school, Ted had a successful career in public relations, strategic communications and marketing in the public sector. He brings these communication and strategy-building skills to his legal practice.

Education

  • Hons. BA (Political Science),
    McMaster University
  • Bachelor of Journalism,
    Ryerson University
  • Juris Doctor,
    University of New Brunswick

Memberships & Activities

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Toronto Lawyer’s Association

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario

In the News

Solo So Soon: Saying Farewell to my Foray in Solo Practice

Ted Flett   |   Canadian Lawyer Magazine   |   October 28, 2019

Solo practice can be a lonely existence.

While I knew this before embarking on the path – thanks to mentors and solo-survival fodder – its reality only came fully to bear once I was on it.

By lonely, I do not necessarily mean lonesome, I mean isolating.

Sure, it’s great to unpack political affairs or last night’s The Bachelor with colleagues but the glaring absence is the practical insight from peers who have been there.  Read More…

Solo So Soon: Marketing Best Practices for the Solo Lawyer

Ted Flett   |   Canadian Lawyer Magazine   |   September 3, 2019

Reconciling strategic marketing with the Rules of Professional Conduct can be a journey through a landmine without GPS. Just ask personal injury lawyer Brian Goldfinger after a run-in with the Law Society of Ontario over questionable marketing.

“This has taken a massive toll,” says Goldfinger. “I feel like my reputation has been tarnished and a lawyer’s reputation is certainly very important.”

In 2018, Goldfinger found himself in a hearing before the before the Law Society Tribunal, bewildered by what he feels are trumped-up allegations of improper and misleading marketing. Read More…

Solo So Soon: Balancing Non-Billable Commitments: What Juniors Should Look for and When

Ted Flett   |   Canadian Lawyer Magazine   |   May 27, 2019

At a recent fireside chat hosted by The Advocates’ Society for young lawyers, I gained an insight at just the right time. As I approach my one-year anniversary as a sole practitioner, I have felt a certain pressure to step outside of my practice and “give back”  — to the public, to my peers,  to my community. Volunteer. Join a committee. Serve on a board. Do pro bono work. Do something more.

The expectation is acknowledged in the Law Society of Ontario’s Rules of Professional Conduct as “special responsibilities by virtue of the privileges afforded the legal profession.” Read More…

Solo So Soon: The Importance of Friendships with Non-Lawyers

Ted Flett   |   Canadian Lawyer Magazine   |   March 18, 2019

I have come to learn to keep your legal friends close but your non-legal friends even closer. The rule seems especially sensible for junior sole practitioners, but it’s perhaps a lesson for all lawyers.

Let me tell you about my dad. As I start my solo legal career, he is winding down his medical practice and easing into retirement. Though we work in different professions and are at polar opposite stages of our respective careers, Dad’s advice and support trumps most others. He’s my number one non-legal advisor. Read More…

Solo So Soon: Sweating over Goal Setting – How to Plan for your Future

Ted Flett   |   Canadian Lawyer Magazine   |   January 21, 2019

I have an admission. As ambitious as I think I am, I have cringed at times throughout my life when I am asked: “Where do you see yourself in a year? Five years? Ten Years?”

Imagining myself in the distant future is hard. Perhaps it’s the Canadian in me that I do not want seem boastful. Or possibly declaring a clear measurable outcome leaves me fearful of failure in case I fall short. Or perhaps the superstitious streak my mom gave me tells me not to jinx my fortune. I am not alone. Read More…

About Ted

Ted is committed to delivering collaborative legal solutions for his clients. He combines his passion for the law and problem solving with his education and experience to fulfill that pledge.

Ted articled and practiced at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Canada’s largest law firm, and worked inhouse at Bell Canada, Canada’s largest telecommunications company, doing both plaintiff and defendant civil litigation as well as advisory work.

The experience provided distinct insight into the legal approach taken by national firms and inhouse counsel of large corporations.

Ted has appeared before the Small Claims and Superior Courts of Ontario and has engaged in other forms of dispute resolution including mediation.

After studying political science at McMaster University and journalism at Ryerson University, Ted attended law school at the University of New Brunswick. While studying, he chaired OUTLaw and received numerous academic prizes including the MacLellan Family Scholarship and Class of 2001 Scholarship. He was also selected as valedictorian by his graduating class.

Before law school, Ted had a successful career in public relations, strategic communications and marketing in the public sector. He brings these communication and strategy-building skills to his legal practice.

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  • Hons. BA (Political Science),
    McMaster University
  • Bachelor of Journalism,
    Ryerson University
  • Juris Doctor,
    University of New Brunswick

Memberships & Activities

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Toronto Lawyer’s Association

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario

Let’s Work Together

Ted Flett Professional Corporation 

191 John Street, Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1X3

Phone: 416-593-5844
Fax: 416-593-6323
Email: ted@employment-lawyers.ca

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