The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to welcome Ross F. Earnshaw, to the foundation’s Board of Trustees, effective January 1, 2015. He was appointed by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) at Convocation on November 28, 2014.
A partner at Gowlings, Mr. Earnshaw practices in the area of civil litigation, with emphasis on estate litigation and commercial and real estate-related litigation, including construction liens. He has also worked in the areas of insurance law, employment law (wrongful dismissals) and banking, including collections, priorities and mortgage enforcement.
Mr. Earnshaw has been involved with various legislation and policy development issues. He assisted with the development of the Ontario Petroleum Price Freeze legislation during the OPEC crisis of the early seventies, and also worked with the Ontario Ministry of Energy during the establishment of the Ontario Energy Corporation.
In June 2012, Mr. Earnshaw became a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada and serves on the Paralegal Standing Committee, the Professional Development and Competence Committee, the Board of Directors of LibraryCo, the Alternative Business Structures Working Group and as Chair of the Real Estate Liaison Group.
Ross has actively served on various community boards and committees including the Glen Morris Friends of the Library, the Glen Morris United Church, the Cambridge Public Library Board and the First United Church. He has been a long-time trustee for the Waterloo Law Association, holding the office of President for a two-year term which ended in March 2005.