Jim Ferguson

Jim assists business owners, managers, leaders, partnership and family held enterprises. He sees himself as part of the client's team and assists with strategic legal and business advice and guidance earned over 25 years in practice. Jim is a member of the London Chamber of Commerce and the London Club. He is a former Trustee of the Middlesex Law Association and has spoken at its CLE conferences on various corporate and business law topics. Jim was the newsletter editor and a member of the Business Law Executive of the Ontario Bar Association between 1992 and 2011. He currently serves as Vice-Chancellor for the Diocese of Huron and is a past director of a national children's charity.

E: jim@fplaw.ca

Catherine Patterson

During the 25 years she has been in practice,Catherine has gained broad litigation experience and credibility before the court and a wide range of professional tribunals. Her practice encompasses most aspects of civil and administrative litigation, with a particular focus on complex commercial litigation, shareholder and partnership disputes and commercial real estate litigation. She prosecutes and defends professionals before disciplinary and regulatory bodies. She has spoken at Ontario Bar Association and Middlesex Law Association Continuing Legal Education conferences on issues such as feuding shareholders, rights of first refusal and real estate disputes.


Lou-Anne F. Farrell

Lou-Anne practices in the area of estate litigation, including will challenges, spousal and dependent’s claims, removal of executors and contested estate audits, as well as Power of Attorney litigation, Capacity litigation, including the appointment of guardians, and Breach of Trust claims. She also acts as a mediator in estate-related disputes.
Lou-Anne is a former Chair of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Ontario Bar Association, has written and spoken frequently on issues related to Estate Litigation and is a former Alternate Chair of the Ontario Review Board, the tribunal which conducts annual reviews of persons found not criminally responsible for criminal offences by reason of a mental disorder. She is presently President of the Board of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwestern Ontario, a Board Member of McCormick Care Group and an Honourary Director of the Children’s Health Foundation.


Chandra Renner

Chandra is a law clerk who works primarily with our litigation team, while also assisting with estate administration. A graduate of Fanshawe's Law Clerk Program in 2012, she received the 2011-2012 Dean's Academic Award for the Faculty of Business and 2011-2012 Governor General's Academic Medal for her graduating class. She has maintained a connection to Fanshawe as a current member of the Law Program Advisory Committee and the founder of a book prize awarded to the two Law Clerk Program students who exhibit the most professional attitude toward their education.


Joyce Fear

Joyce is a legal assistant in our business law section with particular emphasis on corporate and real estate matters. Her extensive background in corporate law and property management enables her to handle the various different corporate and record keeping tasks for our clients. In her spare time Joyce enjoys sending time with her granddaughter and travelling. Over the years she has amassed a collection of photos and memories from a number of scenic locations including Greece, Costa Rica, California, United Kingdom and Peru.


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