150 York Street, Suite 1701, Toronto, ON

416 364 8755



Shantona Chaudhury

Shantona Chaudhury


Email: shantona@papechaudhury.com

Phone: 1 416 364 8794

Fax: 1 416 364 8855

Shantona represents both individual and institutional clients in civil and commercial litigation, and has particular expertise in appeals. Her experience includes commercial disputes, negligence, class actions, judicial review, civil procedure, professional liability, administrative, and constitutional law. She has been counsel in over 30 appeals at the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Divisional Court, and has successfully argued at the Supreme Court of Canada. Shantona also represents clients before the Superior Court of Justice and administrative tribunals. The Chambers Guide to Canada’s Leading Lawyers describes Shantona as follows:  “‘One of the best young civil appellate advocates in Canada.’ She is further praised as being ‘very driven, efficient and client-focused.’ She has a practice focus on appellate cases as part of her wider commercial litigation practice.” (2021 edition) “One source described Shantona as ‘one of the best young lawyers with whom I have ever had contact,’ while others report that she is ‘a brilliant legal analyst.’” (2020 edition) Shantona Chaudhury has a rising profile in the legal community. She is increasingly active on litigation files in a range of areas, including commercial, administrative and constitutional disputes. Her performance earns her respect, as sources note that ‘the judges rave about her.’” (2019 edition) Rising star Shantona Chaudhury is making a name for herself in the Ontario litigation market. Peers describe her as an “outstanding” litigator and a “force to be reckoned with”. (2018 edition) One peer noted: “She is fantastic. She is one of the smartest lawyers out there right now. Her written work is outstanding.” Clients describe her as a “brilliant advocate.” (2017 edition) Shantona is the co-Executive Director of the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute, a national non-profit organization offering advocacy training to counsel appearing before the Supreme Court of Canada. She is a former law clerk to Justice Ian Binnie of the Supreme Court of Canada. Prior to starting practice, Shantona trained as a Middle Temple Fox Scholar pupil barrister in England, interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and interned at the Parliament of Canada. She is fluently bilingual in English and French.

Bar Admissions

  • Law Society of Upper Canada (2007)
  • Barreau du Québec (2007)


  • B.C.L., University of Oxford, 2009 (Master’s degree in common law)
  • LL.B. McGill University, 2005
  • M.A. French Literature, Queen’s University, 2001
  • B.A. (Hons.) French Studies, Queen’s University, 2000

Professional Associations

  • Advocates’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Toronto Lawyers’ Association
  • Association de juristes d’expression française
  • International Commission of Jurists