Yuce Baykara is an award-winning litigator and former advisor with the Ontario Government. Yuce has joined the Civil Litigation Practice Group with Hummingbird Lawyers LLP. In 2018, Hummingbird Lawyers LLP and Knights LPC joined together allowing two extraordinary firms in Vaughan, very similar in culture, with practice strengths that are highly complementary to come together enabling Yuce to provide a broader set of litigation services to his clients.
Yuce’s litigation practice focuses on Corporate and Commercial Litigation, providing innovative and flexible legal solutions with a collaborative approach to client care. Yuce manages litigation matters at all levels of court in Ontario, and Alberta, appearing at the Court of Appeal, Divisional Court, Queen’s Bench and the Superior Court of Ontario.
Before venturing into private practice, Yuce served as a Crown Advisor with the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services. Yuce started his career working directly for the Deputy Director of the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Litigation Department, working on many high-profile matters which affected the lives of Ontarians.
From his work with the Ontario government, Yuce was awarded the Prix Excelsior Award for Excellence in Litigation, from the Office of the Attorney General of Ontario, the Bravo! Award for Outstanding Contributions in Public Service from the Minister of Community and Social Services, and the Pinnacle Award for Innovation & Creativity from the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
University of Toronto (LL.M, 2012)
University of Manchester/ University of North Carolina (LL.B, 2011)
York University (Spec. B.A., 2007)
Professional Associations / Distinctions
Law Society of Ontario
Law Society of Alberta
Canadian Bar Association
Recent Publications / Quotes
Appeal denied to Brampton landlord who violated Muslim tenants’ religious rights
Landlord found to have violated Muslim tenants … – Toronto Sun
Acquitted with an Asterisk: Implementing the “New Double Jeopardy” Exception into Canadian Law
“Business Records” exception to Hersey in the Ontario Evidence Act
The Changing Tide of Double Jeopardy and American Reform