Suzanne Bailey's practice at Blaney McMurtry LLP focuses on business immigration law and insurance litigation.
Suzanne's business immigration practice includes handling work and study permit applications for temporary immigration applicants. "I also do applications for permanent residence for skilled workers and business immigrant applicants, as well as sponsorship applications", she says. Her practice encompasses rehabilitation applications for persons who are criminally inadmissible to Canada.
"In the insurance area, I do defence work primarily in personal injury cases and occupiers liability cases as well as products liability", she explains. "In business immigration law, I handle both temporary and permanent residence applications."
Suzanne's defence insurance work covers a wide legal area. She has defended pharmacists in negligence cases, retailers in "slip and fall" accidents and general negligence cases and a provincial hockey organization for suits involving personal injury. Suzanne also advises risk teams for businesses on how to prevent insurance claims involving safety and security and avoiding personal injury. She has also defended false arrest and defamation claims.
Suzanne is an Executive Member of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada section of the Ontario Bar Association and she is the Chair of the Port of Entry to Canada Sub-committee of the Canadian Bar Association (Ontario section). As Chair, Suzanne and the Sub-committee members meet regularly with Directors and Senior Immigration Managers for all ports of entry. They discuss such issues as problems immigrants encounter in attempting entry to Canada, government staffing and the training of officers. The Sub-committee makes recommendations regarding improvements at border crossings. In addition, Suzanne is a member of the HRSDC (Service Canada) Sub-committee of the Ontario Bar Association.
Suzanne is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Citizenship and Immigration section and has spoken on Immigration Business Law to the Canadian Bar Association of Ontario and at Continuing Education Legal Seminars.
· Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
· Executive Member, Ontario Bar Association (Citizenship and Immigration Canada)
· Member, Ontario Bar Association (HRSDC Service Canada Sub-Committee)
· Chair, Canadian Bar Association (Ontario Section) (Port of Entry to Canada Sub-Committee)
· Member, Canadian Bar Association (Citizenship and Immigration Section)