Allison Pyper (B.A.)(Hons.), (J.D.)
During her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, Allison traveled abroad to work with refugees in India and to work in a low-income community in South Africa. She also worked closely with the regional developmental coordinator of Amnesty International in Toronto. These experiences engendered in her a passion for refugee rights, which prompted her to work as a research associate with El-Farouk Khaki, a prominent Toronto refugee lawyer and human rights activist and someone she is still proud to call a friend and mentor.
In the last five (5) years Allison has narrowed her practice exclusively to criminal, immigration and mental health law. She has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario as well as regularly appearing at every level of tribunal (appellate or not) in immigration and refugee law, detention reviews and the Federal Court as well as the Consent and Capacity Board and the Ontario Review Board. She has been co-counsel on First Degree and Second Degree Homicide Trials and has represented clients for every range of criminal offence or immigration matter. She is an exceptionally dedicated and zealous advocate who focuses on the quality of representation to her clients over the quantity of clients she agrees to take on. She has a keen and focused interest in the overlap of Mental Health Law, Criminal Law and Immigration Law. This is what she specializes in and is most passionate about.
In her spare time (when not in a courtroom) Allie enjoys traveling (A total of six continents and over 80 countries), scuba diving, running, cooking and the Blue Jays.
Warwick Walton is a graduate of the McGill Faculty of Law in Montreal. Warwick’s broad and varied experiences have all related to his commitment to fairness and justice. He supervised a team of volunteers that supported Abullah Almalki during the Iacobucci Inquiry concerning Canadian complicity in the use of torture, tirelessly pursued the interests of immigrants and refugees while working with the NDP, and assisted on cases of racial profiling by police in Quebec. Warwick has also had the opportunity to research issues of international criminal law and forced labour in support of litigation proceedings. Before coming to Pyper Law, Warwick worked with the federal government on issues of national security in rail and aviation, and to capture and visualize data about the work done to modernize services to Canadians.
In his spare time, Warwick is a musician, filmmaker, and artist. He also frequently volunteers to try and help those most in need in whatever way he can. In particular, Warwick is an advocate for issues surrounding mental health, gender and sexual violence, and social justice.
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