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Alexandra Neacsu Monkhouse – Partner
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Alexandra is a lawyer practicing employment law, and general litigation with a focus on major claims and class actions. Prior to working at Monkhouse Law, she summered, articled and worked as an associate at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, one of Canada’s most prestigious law firms.
Alexandra attended Osgoode Hall Law School where she was in the top 10% of her class. Alexandra also holds a master’s degree in International and European Business Law from Paris Dauphine University, a bachelor’s degree in Civil Law from the University of Bucharest and a maîtrise in European Business Law from Pantheon Sorbonne University.
She is trained in conducting mediations and has been appointed by the government of Ontario to be on the roster of Toronto mediators for mandatory mediation. On the advisory side, Alexandra has successfully completed CPA Canada’s In-Depth Taxation Course.
Alexandra clerked for the Court of Appeal of Paris and interned with both Supreme Courts of France. She has also completed a traineeship with the European Commission in Brussels where she worked for Commissioner Michel Barnier.
She has appeared numerous times at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and also before the Supreme Court of Canada.
Alexandra also practices in French and Romanian.
French Employment Lawyer in Toronto: Alexandra pratique en droit du travail. Le cabinet Monkhouse Law vous renseignera sur toutes les problématiques que vous rencontrez dans le cadre de la relation de travail : salaires impayés, heures supplémentaires, modification du contrat de travail, démission, rupture conventionnelle, démission forcée, assurance pour des disabilités.
Romanian Employment Lawyer in Toronto: Alexandra este specializata in dreptul muncii. Alaturi de colegii sai la Monkhouse Law, se ocupa de toate problemele ce pot aparea in cadrul relatiei de munca: salarii neplatite, ore suplimentare, schimbari de contract, demisii, asigurate pentru disabilitati.
Recent Notable cases (note: each case is individual and past success does not guarantee future success):
Rallis v. Approval Team Inc., 2020 ONSC 4197 (CanLII): Certification Motion: Alexandra was critical in having the Ontario Superior Court of Justice certify a class action for misclassification against Approval Team for their alleged misclassification of workers.
Uber Technologies Inc. v. Heller, 2020 SCC 16 (CanLII): Intervention at the Supreme Court: Alexandra represented Don Valley Community Legal Services (DVCLS) as an intervenor at the Supreme Court on this matter speaking to why employees ought to not be held to arbitration clauses.. In the end the employee was successful at the Supreme Court.
Singh v. RBC Insurance Agency, Ltd., 2020 ONSC 267 (CanLII): Responding to Motion to Strike: Alexandra was lead counsel resisting a motion to strike and was successful in resisting the claim, subject to amendments being filed as is customary in such cases.
Singh v. RBC Insurance Agency Ltd., 2020 ONSC 182 (CanLII): Class Action Scheduling Motion: Alexandra was successful with co-counsel Andrew Monkhouse in arguing that the Defendants ought not be allowed to bring a summary judgment motion prior to the certification hearing of the class action.
Phillip v. Deloitte, 2019 ONSC 7300 (CanLII): Class Action Document motion: Alexandra moved a motion in this class action for productions and was successful in requiring the Defendants to produce their insurance policy and having them agree to produce other documents to move the class action forward.
Morris v Solar Brokers, 2019 ONSC 6817 (CanLII): Class Action Certification: Alexandra was lead counsel certifying a class action on behalf of workers who were called contractors working for a solar panel sales firm operating out of Ontario and Alberta. Monkhouse law was successful in certifying the claim.
Joshi v. Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, 2019 ONSC 4382 (CanLII): Defamation Proceeding: Alexandra was co-counsel on defending an employee being sued by their past employer for speaking out about human resources practices. The claim was dismissed against the employee and the company was required to pay almost $100,000 in Monkhouse Law’s legal fees.