Complex Motions

At Sankoff Criminal Law, our written submissions are of the highest calibre. Mentored by Lead Counsel Peter Sankoff, our team takes a meticulous and detail-oriented approach to complex motions.

We have considerable expertise in drafting different applications to exclude evidence under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, contesting the voluntariness of statements, admitting evidence pursuant to section 276 of the Code, and attempting to obtain records under section 278 or through the O’Connor regime. In addition, we have run several applications to challenge the constitutional validity of a statute.

In addition to our experience pleading complex motions before the court, Peter and the team are always up to date on the current jurisprudence, allowing us to identify trends in the law and sharpen our arguments accordingly.

Consultations on complex motions can be tailored to your needs to ensure we provide what is best for you and your client. In the past, we have helped other lawyers by: consulting at the early stages of a matter; drafting written submissions for lawyers to plead before the court; and writing and arguing the application.

For assistance with complex motions or other consultation services, please contact us.

Related Publications

The Law of Witnesses and Evidence in Canada

In The Law of Witnesses and Evidence in Canada, Lead Counsel at Sankoff Criminal Law, Peter Sankoff, provides expert analysis of evidentiary issues as they arise in legal proceedings. The book covers many questions that arise daily in criminal proceedings, including those related to hearsay, competence, compellability, privilege, examination, and cross-examination.


Criminal Law

In the 5th Edition of Criminal Law, Peter Sankoff co-authors a critical examination of the criminal law in Canada. Cited by the Supreme Court of Canada and appellate courts across the country, this book has proven to be an essential resource for Crown and defence counsel alike. The book explores numerous trial-related topics, including an analysis of Criminal Code offences and commonly raised defences.