James Hardy



James is a litigation associate, with a broad commercial litigation practice including contract disputes, negligence actions, oppression claims and director and officer liability issues.

James trained as a lawyer in the United Kingdom, completing his legal training at the University of Law in London and with the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, where he was awarded a Lord Denning scholarship and a Lord Mansfield Scholarship. He completed a Masters in Law at the University of Cambridge, with a specialisation in Commercial Law, before completing the Canadian accreditation process.

Prior to joining TGF, James worked for the Competition and Markets Authority in the United Kingdom, lectured public speaking at the University of Vermont and taught debating with various charities, schools and Universities.

James was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2012, and called to the Bar of Ontario in 2018. He completed his articles at Thornton Grout Finnigan LLP, during which he won the Michael MacNaughton Student Writing Award for a paper entitled “Another Day – Equitable Subordination in CCAA Proceedings.”

Professional Involvement


  • LL.M. (Cantab.) (University of Cambridge), 2011
  • Bar Professional Training Course (University of Law, London), 2010
  • LL.B. (Hons.) (University of Law, London), 2010
  • B.A. (Hons.) (Durham University), 2008