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Criminal & Regulatory Defence Law

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The Investigator's Legal Handbook
by Gordon Scott Campbell


Le manuel juridique de l’enquêteur
par Gordon Scott Campbell


REGQUEST: Regulatory Offences and Compliance Newsletter (Carswell), 12 issues per year
Co-Editor Gordon Scott Campbell

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Bankruptcy & Insolvency Litigation

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  • Advice on responding to government use of powers of investigation or allegations of offences under the Criminal Code, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Youth Criminal Justice Act, Income Tax Act, Excise Act, Excise Tax Act, Customs Act, Competition Act, Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, Highway Traffic Act, environmental and occupational health & safety legislation, plus other federal, provincial and municipal Acts, regulations and by-laws. 
  • Negotiations with government on demands for information and subpoenas, return of seized property, dropping charges, obtaining all information relevant to defence against prosecution and crafting creative sentences.
  • Advocacy before trial courts and tribunals for individuals, organizations and governments facing criminal, regulatory and professional discipline investigations or charges, including representation on search warrants, electronic surveillance, forfeiture proceedings, extradition, bail hearings, preliminary inquiries and trials.
  • Appeals to superior courts, courts of appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • Parole and pardon applications.



  • Litigated criminal and regulatory trial and appellate cases throughout Canada up to level of Supreme Court of Canada.
  • Author of the The Investigator’s Legal Handbook (Toronto: Thomson Carswell, 2006), Le manuel juridique de l’enquêteur (Cowansville, QC: Yvon Blais, 2010), as well as criminal and regulatory law articles cited as judicial, government and academic authorities. Co-Editor of RegQuest: Regulatory Offences and Compliance Newsletter (Carswell).
  • Advised the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ontario Provincial Police, municipal and regional police services, and federal and provincial regulatory investigators including the Canada Revenue Agency and Canadian Border Services Agency on all manner of criminal and regulatory compliance verification and enforcement law.
  • Negotiator of restorative justice and criminal jurisdictional agreements with Aboriginal peoples.
  • Curriculum developer and trainer for federal and provincial policing and investigative agencies across Canada on search and seizure, judicial warrant and electronic surveillance authorization drafting, international investigations, detention and arrest, statement taking, charge drafting, disclosure and admissibility of evidence.




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