Sandra R. Chaytor, QC
Phone: (709) 570-5329
Fax: (709) 726-2992
Phone: (709) 738-7800
Fax: (709) 738-7999
Sandy was admitted to the Bar of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1989 having completed her education at Memorial University of Newfoundland (B.A., 1985) and Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B., 1988). She is a partner of the St. John’s office of Cox & Palmer where her primary area of practice is litigation. She has presented cases at all levels of court within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador as well as at the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2007, she was appointed Queen's Counsel and the same year was appointed co-counsel to the Commission of Inquiry on Hormone Receptor Testing, an inquiry in Newfoundland and Labrador which investigated errors in breast cancer testing. In 2010, Sandy was appointed a Master of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Sandy is an active participant in many of the firm’s committees both locally and regionally including her role as Co-Chair of the firm’s insurance litigation practice group and member of the Regional Management Committee. She is also actively involved in the advancement and promotion of the legal profession as an instructor of the Civil Procedure Section of the Bar Admission course, member of the Law Society's Discipline Committee, and through her service over the years on numerous committees of the Canadian Bar Association including having served as the Chair of the National Insurance Law Section and as an executive member of the National Sections Council.
In addition to balancing a demanding career and family life, she has committed herself to giving back to her community through volunteer work and over the course of the past 20 years, numerous charities and not-for-profit organizations have been the beneficiaries of her time and expertise. In 1995, being an asthmatic, she turned her focus to the Lung Association. In 2000 she became the President of the Board of Directors of the Newfoundland and Labrador Lung Association and in 2004, she became the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Lung Association. She is currently the Chair of the Board of Directors of Lakecrest - St. John's Independent School.
Canadian Bar Association
Law Society of Newfoundland & Labrador
Newfoundland and Labrador (1989)
Osgoode Hall Law School
Memorial University of Newfoundland (B.A. 1985)
Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B. 1988)
- Recognized in the 2011 and 2012 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in her field of Personal Injury.
- Listed as a leading practitioner in 2013 by the publication "Best Lawyers" in Canada in the areas of Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation.