Christopher Hicks

Christopher Hicks
FIRM:
Hicks Adams LLP
POSITION:
Partner
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Criminal Law
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Christopher Hicks, founding partner of the Toronto firm Hicks Adams LLP, focuses on criminal law.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1981.

Mr. Hicks has been practising criminal law for more than 25 years and focuses on jury trials and appeals, including those involving the most serious offences in the Criminal Code.

He has argued appeals of both conviction and sentence in the Court of Appeal and represented clients in the Supreme Court of Canada.

Christopher Hicks Posts

Accord acknowledges Supreme Court independence: Hicks

An accord between Canada’s chief justice and its justice minister aimed at strengthening the independence of the Supreme Court is not legally binding but carries strong moral suasion, says Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks. Read more

Rejecting LSO Statement of Principles would be a ‘black eye’

Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks says he is mystified by the fierce opposition to the Ontario Law Society’s (LSO) requirement that members adopt a statement of principles promoting diversity. Read more

Christopher Hicks' media roundup

Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks is frequently called upon by the media as a trusted source for their news stories, particularly in high-profile criminal matters. Read more

Analysis: Oland acquittal boils down to time of death

The fate of Dennis Oland was ultimately decided by the men working one floor below his father on the night Richard Oland was murdered, says Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks. Read more

Not guilty verdict the ‘only’ conclusion in Oland case: Hicks

A verdict of not guilty was the only reasonable conclusion to the second-degree murder trial of Dennis Oland, says veteran Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks. Read more

Self-reps clogging criminal courts, adding to cost: Hicks

Criminal defendants unable to afford lawyers are increasingly clogging up the court system amidst a massive misallocation of resources, says Toronto criminal defence lawyer Christopher Hicks. Read more

Oland defence team presented more 'persuasive' arguments

Veteran Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks predicts Dennis Oland will be acquitted in the slaying of his millionaire father Richard, prompting a Crown appeal of the decision. Read more

Bencher candidate Hicks would introduce LSO ombudsperson

It’s time for the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) to change its “firing line” approach to discipline, bencher candidate and Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

LSO needs to be more progressive: Hicks

Toronto criminal lawyer and bencher candidate Christopher Hicks tells AdvocateDaily.com he would like to see the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) take a more collaborative and progressive approach to self-governance. Read more

Oland 'shattered' main pillars of Crown's case: Hicks

Dennis Oland proved to be a highly effective witness in his own defence, tearing down the major arguments in the Crown’s case, Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Oland defence team to explore toxicology results: Hicks

Alcohol detected in his slain father’s body during autopsy could prove pivotal to Dennis Oland’s defence, says Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks. Read more

Crown's financial motive theory in Oland murder trial a 'red herring'

The Crown's pursuit of a financial motive is inconsistent with its theory of the case in the second-degree murder trial of Dennis Oland, says Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks , who has decades of experience in defending clients accused of homicide. Read more

Serial killer McArthur handed 'sentence till death:' Hicks

TORONTO — Serial killer Bruce McArthur murdered eight men from Toronto's gay village for ``his own warped and sick gratification,'' an Ontario j udge said Friday as he sentenced the 67-year-old to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years. Read more

Trump comments central to high-stakes extradition case: Hicks

A high-profile extradition case involving a senior executive of a Chinese tech giant could hinge on the perception of political interference by U.S. President Donald Trump, Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks tells CTV News Channel . Read more

Blood evidence on Oland's jacket 'rather remarkable:' Hicks

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — The cellphone of murdered multimillionaire Richard Oland was never found, but steamy messages and text exchanges with his mistress were captured on a computer backup program. Read more