Amelia Phillips

Amelia is an Associate lawyer at MacDonald & Associates, an employment law firm specializing in Canadian employment law for both employers and employees.

After graduating from the International Baccalaureate, Amelia obtained an Honours B.A. from the University of Toronto at the prestigious Trinity College and a J.D. from the University of Western Ontario.

In law school, Amelia edited professionally for The Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence before completing her degree on exchange to the University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law.  Amelia was selected to clerk at an international court and, later, articled at one of Canada’s most prominent Bay Street firms.

Following her Call to the Bar in 2010, Amelia entered the corporate arena and ran, and subsequently sold, a global professional assistance company serving high net-worth clients primarily in Toronto, New York and Los Angeles.

Amelia re-entered the legal profession in 2017, representing clients in complex corporate litigation matters, including injunctive relief cases, and has represented some of Canada’s largest corporations.  Amelia also has extensive experience representing municipal and provincial governments.

Amelia recently won precedent-setting injunctions against a global search engine for the removal of search results that were the subject of pending defamation litigation.  She has also secured injunctions against a global web host and an internet service provider for the removal of the defamatory content from the internet.

Amelia takes every opportunity to advocate for her clients, from early settlement discussions to appearing in Court.  Amelia is currently a contributor to LexisNexis Practice Advisor on litigation and advocacy topics.

Outside the office, Amelia sits on the Board of Directors for Trails Youth Initiatives, a youth charity with a mission to challenge and equip vulnerable youth to become contributing members of the community.  Amelia also enjoys athletic pursuits, including running 21.1-kilometer, 30-kilometer and 42.2-kilometer marathons.


Can your Employer look at your social media?” – Mondaq, February, 2019

Uber’s Employment Contract is illegal and Unconscionable – The Ontario Court of Appeal” – January, 2019

Cross-Examination by video conferencing – still the Exception” – Mondaq, December 2018

When Employers Can Require An Independent Medical Examination As Part Of The Duty To Accommodate” -Mondaq, October, 2018

Part-Time Employees Must Be Paid At The Same Rate As Full-Time Employees: 2018 Equal-Pay-For-Equal-Work Provisions” – Mondaq, September, 2018

Google Ordered To Remove Offensive Search Results” – Mondaq, August, 2018

Privacy Commissioner: Search Engines Have A Duty To Protect Online Reputations” – Mondaq, July, 2018