A lawyer with more than three decades of experience, Stephen Gleave is experienced in Canadian labour and employment Law.
Stephen Gleave, who resides on a 100-acre farm in Ancaster, a historic town in the city of Hamilton in Ontario, was educated at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and the University of Oxford in England. He worked at the Toronto law firm Hicks Morley prior to becoming a partner at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP in 2019.
Stephen, a member of both the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Ontario, has completed more than 50 trials, 300 labour and commercial arbitrations and 50 labour and civil injunctions. Usually, he represents employers in wrongful competition matters, with the specific legal issues ranging from breach of confidence to wrongful dismissal actions to restrictive covenants.
In addition to his experience in Canadian labour law, Stephen is also deeply knowledgeable about the forensic inspection of media devices, including collection and preservation of their contents. He teaches seminars on the topic to other lawyers.
When he’s not practicing law or helping other lawyers, Stephen Gleave raises Scottish Highland cattle and bees on his farm, which is dotted with old Carolinian forests of Tulip trees, Kentucky coffee trees and other antique trees as well as a large orchard of plum, apple, pear and cherry trees.
Stephen is also a competitive runner who logs 30 or 40 miles a week as well as an avid fly fisherman. He’s fishing spot of choice is the Saugeen River in Bruce County in southern Ontario, where he often catches bass, trout and muskie.
Stephen Gleave is also fond of showing off Toronto’s eclectic collection of eateries to his friends, family and legal clients.