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Jackie van Leeuwen


Jackie van Leeuwen joined Glaholt Bowles LLP as an associate after articling with the firm and summering at a full-service firm, where she assisted on a wide variety of litigation matters.

During her time with the firm, Jackie has been involved with matters involving lien claims, construction delay claims, professional negligence and contract review. Jackie's practice also involves work on arbitrations, including those related to power generating facilities and rail projects.

Jackie obtained her J.D. from Queen’s University Faculty of Law. Prior to her studies in law, Jackie completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in English at Wilfrid Laurier University.

During law school, Jackie was actively involved with Queen’s Elder Law Clinic and spearheaded the Clinic’s prison initiative, which provides pro bono legal services to inmates. She was also a volunteer with Pro Bono Students Canada. Jackie remains involved in the Queen's community as part of Queen's Community Connections Project, which fosters relationships between recent Queen's graduates and elder Queen's alumni. In her final year of law school, Jackie spent a semester at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, where she studied international law and completed Master's level courses.


  • Ontario Bar Association, Construction and Infrastructure Law Section
  • Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC)

Representative Publications


Force Majeure Provisions in the Context of Outbreaks and Protests” Building Insight – Glaholt LLP Newsletter, Winter 2020 (Issue 10)

Case Comment – Walsh Construction Company Canada v. Toronto Transit Commission” (2019) Canadian College of Construction Lawyers - Legal Update (Issue 155) (co-author)

How Do Suppliers Fit Within the New Prompt Payment Regime?” Building Insight - Glaholt LLP Newsletter, Fall 2019 (Issue 9) (co-author)


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