Sayeh Hassan has over 16 years of experience in criminal and constitutional law. She has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. Her practice focuses on Charter litigation and appeals.
Ms. Hassan obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University where she obtained a double major in Mass Communication and Psychology, with a minor in Religion. She then attended University of Ottawa where she obtained her law degree (LL.B.) and graduated with Honours.
She articled with a boutique criminal defence firm in downtown Toronto where she was hired as an associate and practiced criminal law exclusively for over 13 years. Prior to joining Edward H. Royle & Partners LPP she worked for two non-for-profit civil liberties organizations first as a senior Charter Litigator and later as an Executive Director, where she regularly argued high profile precedent setting cases and appeals.
Ms. Hassan is the published author of criminal law book “A Practitioner’s Guide to Preparing and Presenting Bail Hearings.” She regularly writes about criminal law and civil liberty issues. She recently co-authored the article “A Shaky Framework: How R. v. Proulx and Conditional Sentences are Failing Low Socioeconomic Status Offenders” which was published in The Criminal Law Quarterly.
She has also testified before various parliamentary committees on issues of criminal law and human rights.
Ms. Hassan is passionate about mentorship and is involved with numerous formal and informal mentorship programs in Ontario where she provides support to law students and lawyers that are newly called to the bar.