About Raymond

Ray has a litigation practice focused on the resolution of corporate/commercial disputes, property disputes, and defending a variety of insurance claims. In his practice, he:

  • Assists international clients with inter-jurisdictional enforcement and seizure of multi-million dollar assets;
  • Defends majority shareholders from claims of oppression advanced by minority shareholders;
  • Helps majority shareholders regain control of a company following oppressive conduct by minority shareholders;
  • Defends large logistics companies from personal injury and property damage claims, with a high success rate;
  • Helps manufacturing companies defend against product liability claims;
  • Defends insurance companies against personal injury and long term disability claims;
  • Defends general contractors involved in complex construction claims and advanced claims on behalf of sub-contractors;
  • Advances expropriation and constructive expropriation claims on behalf of landowners.

Ray has always been an “out of the box,” big picture thinker, which led him to complete a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. Following this, he worked and taught at the University of Vienna and Memorial University of Newfoundland before returning to the law. He has a keen strategic mind which keeps his client’s ultimate goals in litigation in focus. His wealth of experience with the civil litigation process allows him to help his clients pursue their goals as efficiently and effectively as possible.

He is a Board Director at Perchance Theatre, past Chair of the Board of Directors of Shakespeare by the Sea and past Vice-Chair of the Board of the Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. He also sits on Memorial University’s Interdisciplinary Committee on Ethics in Human Research and on the panel of adjudicators for the RNC Public Complaints Commission.

In his personal time, Ray enjoys cooking, writing, listening to and making music, and traveling with his son and fiancée.

Education

  • Ph.D. (Philosophy), University of Edinburgh (2010)
  • M.A. (Philosophy), Memorial University (2007)
  • LL.B., University of New Brunswick (2005)
  • B.A. (Hons.), Memorial University (2002)

Bar Admissions

  • Newfoundland & Labrador (2016)

Languages

  • English
  • French