By virtue of his background, Rory Fowler brings a unique ability, expertise and insight regarding a variety of legal matters affecting members of the Canadian Forces and veterans, and the unique nature of the Crown-soldier relationship.  In particular, Rory can assist current and former members of the Canadian Forces with:

  • Judicial Review of decisions by statutory decision-makers in the Canadian Forces or whose decisions affect veterans or members of the Canadian Forces (including final determinations by the Veterans Review and Appeal Board under the Pension Act and Veterans Well-being Act)
  • the Code of Service Discipline at summary trial or court martial
  • Grievances, Military Police complaints and other complaints processes
  • Charter rights and human rights relating to members of the Canadian Forces
  • Compensation and benefits under the National Defence Act
  • Benefits under the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act
  • Application of the Queen’s Regulations and Orders for the Canadian Forces (QR&O), Defence Administrative Orders and Directives (DAOD), and related Canadian Forces Orders and Directives
  • Boards of Inquiry, Summary Investigations and other administrative investigations
  • The application of other federal, and provincial, laws to officers and non-commissioned members of the Canadian Forces

Military Public and
Administrative Law

Statutory decision-makers in the Canadian Forces exercise a broad range of duties, powers, and functions that affect every aspect of a CF member’s service and career.  Rory Fowler can offer invaluable assistance in navigating these significant and complex statutory regimes.

Criminal Law Case

Criminal Law

The state wields considerable coercive powers under the Criminal Code and related statutory regimes, and most people are at a considerable disadvantage when faced with these powers.  Rory Fowler offers timely and effective advice to people wishing to defend their rights and safeguard their liberty.

Regulatory Law

Over the last 50 years, the ‘administrative state’ in Canada has grown significantly, and affects our lives in myriad ways, particularly for members of the military community.  Rory Fowler has years of experience with the exercise of statutory powers by boards, tribunals, commissions, and other statutory decision-makers.


Human Rights Law

Over the years, Parliament and the courts have developed comprehensive regimes to protect a person’s or group’s rights.  However, without the guidance and assistance of experienced and informed counsel, people are sometimes ‘left behind’.  Rory Fowler can assist you in protecting your rights, interests, and privileges in these complex regimes.