Believing the Best of Others: The Jurisprudence of Justice Thomas Cromwell

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Legal Biography, Juries, Judges, Police


This collection of papers discusses the career and legacy of the former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Thomas Cromwell, who retired in September, 2016. The volume also celebrates His Honour's contributions to the legal developments in many areas of private and public law in Canada.


  • Contributions from leaders in a variety of capacities in the legal community, including academia, judges and practitioners
  • Examination of Justice Thomas Cromwell's roles and perspectives as displayed and expressed in his various judiciary capacities and appointments
  • Reflections on Justice Cromwell's landmark judgments on a variety of areas of law including digital privacy, contract, constitutional and restitution