Peter Scrutton

BA (Hon), MA, LLB, of the Bar of Ontario

Peter Scrutton is counsel at the Crown Law Office – Criminal. He articled at that office in 2005 before clerking at the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 2006. Since joining the Crown Law Office as counsel in 2007 he has appeared regularly in the Court of Appeal. He has been a member of the Ministry’s Justice Prosecutions Unit since 2012, prosecuting police officers and others involved in the administration of justice for Criminal Code offences in courts across Ontario. He has also been an instructor in the University of Toronto Law School’s Clinical Trial Advocacy class, and has taught as an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School since 2017.

The Crown Law Office – Criminal is one of the premier criminal law offices in Canada, with almost 80 lawyers engaged in all aspects of criminal practice, from arguing appeals in the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada, to providing advice to the police, to conducting jury trials.