Regina, SK
T: 306-565-5100
F: 306-359-0785

Amanda Quayle's practice concentrates on civil litigation in all areas and aspects of law including class actions, commercial litigation and arbitration, professional discipline, and employment law.

Amanda has acted for many high profile clients including: Monsanto Canada Inc. in the successful defence of the first class action proceeding started in Saskatchewan which involved a claim by organic farmers alleging that the introduction of genetically modified canola resulted in the contamination and elimination of the overseas market for organic canola; Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan in proceedings involving a multi-billion dollar dispute over the ownership of potash reserves in the world’s largest potash mine in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan; and a financial institution in proposed class proceedings in Saskatchewan involving the allegedly anti-competitive surcharges that are charged to merchants for the use of Visa and MasterCard credit cards.

Amanda also has extensive experience in pharmaceutical and medical device class action litigation, including representing: Pfizer in a class action proceeding involving the pharmaceuticals Celebrex and Bextra; Bayer in a class action proceeding involving the pharmaceutical Baycol; Mylan Pharmaceuticals ULC in a class action proceeding involving the pharmaceutical Accutane; Pharmascience Inc., Teva Canada Limited, and Cobalt Pharmaceuticals Company in a class action proceeding involving the pharmaceutical Pramipexole; Atrium Medical Corporation in a class action proceeding involving a medical product known as pelvic mesh; and DJO Canada Inc. and its parent company in a certified national class action involving a medical device used in knee and shoulder surgeries to assist with pain control.

Bar Admission

  • Saskatchewan, 1998

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws (Distinction), University of Saskatchewan, 1997
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Alberta, 1993

Community Involvement

  • Caring Hearts Counselling Inc. (formerly Regina Palliative Care Inc. (“RPCI”))
    • President, 2017-2018
    • Director, 2012-present
    • Kiss the Canvass, boxer, in support of RPCI, 2012
  • Hospitals of Regina Foundation – Four Seasons Ball Committee, 2017-2019
  • Tour de Lumsden, Committee Member and Rider, 2013-2017
  • Countdown to Kickoff (Grey Cup 101), Chairperson, 2013
  • Children's Wish Foundation of Canada (Saskatchewan Branch)
    • Director, 2000-2010
    • Wishmaker Parade (Regina), Chairperson, 2005-2009
    • Chair, 2004-2007
  • Saskatchewan Council on Children, Member, 1999-2002

Awards & Recognition

  • "Best Lawyers in Canada"
    • "Lawyer of the Year", Administrative and Public Law (Regina), 2019
    • Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2017-present
    • Administrative and Public Law, 2015-present
  • Chambers Canada, Band 3
    • “Amanda Quayle is considered a “terrific and very knowledgeable” litigator and wins recognition for her work in commercial litigation and class action defence…”, 2018.

Memberships & Associations

  • Law Society of Saskatchewan
    • Continuing Professional Development Committee, 2016-present
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Canadian Bar Association
    • National Council, Saskatchewan Branch, Member, 2001-2004 
    • Health Law Section (South), Saskatchewan Branch, Chairperson, 1998-1999
  • Regina Bar Association
  • Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association

“Multi-Jurisdictional Class Proceedings”, Law Society of Ontario Class Actions Update, 2018

“Cross Country Update: Saskatchewan & Manitoba”, Western Canada Class Actions Conference, 2018

“Multi-Jurisdictional Developments in Class Actions”, Northwind Professional Institute – Northwind’s 2018 Class Actions Invitational Forum, 2018

“Western Innovation – Class Actions on the Prairies” (co-presented with Sandra Corbett, Q.C., of Field Law), International Association of Defence Counsel (IADC) – Canadian Regional Meeting, 2018

“Procedural Trends in Class Actions – Current Trends in Coordination of Multi-Province Cases”, Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development – 15th National Symposium on Class Actions, 2018

“Trial Advocacy Workshop”, Law Society of Saskatchewan, 2017

“The Business and Advocacy of Commercial Arbitration”, Law Society of Saskatchewan, 2017

“A Rebalancing of the Class Actions Costs Regime in Saskatchewan”, Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development – 13th National Symposium on Class Actions, 2016

“Production and Discovery”, Saskatchewan Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education (CPLED/Bar Admission Course), 2012 - present

“The Importance of Knowledge Management in the Practice of Law”, Leadership for Women Lawyers Conference, 2012

“A Litigator’s Perspective: Enforcing and Dealing with Contracts in Court”, Law Society of Saskatchewan Continuing Professional Development, 2012

Client Seminars on Labour and Employment Law Issues, 2007, 2008

Insurance & Litigation National Update presented by the Canadian Law Firm members of The World Services Group, 2007

Wills and Estate Planning Issues, University of Regina (in-house seminars to employees), 2002

“The ULC Procedure for Multi-Jurisdictional Class Actions Expands from the Prairies to BC”, Law Society of Ontario Class Actions Update, 2018

“ULC or UFC? The ULC Procedure for Multi-Jurisdictional Class Actions Expands from the Prairies to BC Possibly Setting Up a New Jurisdictional Brawl”, Class Actions Defence Quarterly, (2018), 13 C.A.D.Q.

“Court Refuses to Approve Class Action Settlement Despite Approval in Other Provinces”, Ontario Bar Association, 2018

“Getting the Right Arbitrator for the Job – From Appointment to Retainer”, The Business and Advocacy of Commercial Arbitration Law Society of Saskatchewan Seminar, 2017

“A Rebalancing of the Class Actions Costs Regime in Saskatchewan”, Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development – 13th National Symposium on Class Actions, 2016

"Homeowners Not Liable For Drinking and Driving Guests", InsuranceWest, 2006

"Counselling and Investigation Committee Resource Manual" (co-authored with Judge Kevin A. Lang), Saskatchewan Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists, 1998

"An Owners' Guide to the Saskatchewan Occupational Health and Safety Act & Regulations" (co-authored with Murray R. Sawatzky, Q.C.), Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association Inc. Owners Seminar, 1997

"Harassment in the Workplace: What is it and what does it mean for employers and employees?" (co-authored with Susan B. Barber, Q.C.), Saskatchewan Legal Education Society, 1997