Mills & Mills LLP was founded in 1884 when George Gordon Mills opened our first office at the corner of Church & Front Street. George’s brother, Alexander Mills, joined the firm in 1889, after serving for two years as Deputy Attorney General of Manitoba. Since our founding, there has been a continuous presence of the Mills family in the firm — now in its fourth generation — the longest-standing such tradition for a law firm in Canada.

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In this picture at centre left is J. Paul Mills, Q.C., who represents the third generation of the Mills family to practice at the firm, and at centre right is David A.S. Mills, who represents the fourth generation.

The firm was founded on the fundamental principle of providing every client with excellent legal services — a value that has remained with the firm throughout its existence and continues today. As a result, Mills & Mills LLP has enjoyed the trust and confidence of a great number of its clients for a long time, many into multiple generations.

Throughout its history, the firm’s lawyers have distinguished themselves in many ways within the practice of law and beyond: one was Deputy Attorney General of Manitoba; one was the Premier of Ontario; two others served as the Attorney General of Ontario; another was the Treasurer of Ontario; one was the Toronto City Solicitor: and others have become High Court Judges. Ralph Shaw Mills, Q.C. was one of the last Canadian lawyers to appear before the Privy Council shortly before appeals from the Supreme Court of Canada to this highest court of the United Kingdom were abolished.

Given the large number of legal practitioners in Ontario and the huge range of choice in representation, we take pride that our clients consistently turn to Mills & Mills LLP for all their legal needs.

Our Founders: George Gordon Mills and Alexander Mills

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When explaining the purpose of various clauses in clients’ Wills with them, one clause that always seems to peak clients’ interest is the “Community of Property” clause. Essentially, this clause can help protect a beneficiary’s property from ending up in the hands of that beneficiary’s ex-spouse. This is understandably an important consideration for many clients…

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The August 14th passage of The Better Local Government Act (the “Act”), which reduces the number of wards for Toronto’s October Municipal election from 47 to 25 , triggered a cacophony of legal discourse concerning the impact of the legislation on municipal representation. On August 31st, several members of Mills & Mills LLP attended the…

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