Meet the Cattanach Hindson Sutton VanVeldhuizen LLP Team

Lachlan Cattanach, Q.C.

Lachlan Cattanach is semi-retired. Cattanach was called to the Bar in 1953 and is a graduate of Queen’s University and Osgoode Hall Law School. He joined his father, the founder of our firm, and began working at Cattanach & Cattanach immediately after his call to the Bar. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1970.


Donald Hindson, Q.C.

Donald Hindson was called to the Bar in 1957 and is a graduate of Carleton College and Osgoode Hall Law School. After a year as a sole practitioner, he joined the firm of Cattanach and Cattanach which then became Cattanach Hindson. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1971. He is a past President of the York North Law Association and past Chairman of Legal Aid for Civil Appeals for Metropolitan Toronto and York Region. He is semi-retired.


Lawrence Sutton, Q.C.

Lawrence Sutton is a graduate of Queen’s University and Osgoode Hall Law School. He was called to the Bar in 1967 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1980. He has been with the firm since 1968. He carries on a general practice with emphasis on family law, wills and estates, and real estate.


Albert VanVeldhuizen

Albert VanVeldhuizen is a graduate of Queen’s University Law School and was called to the Bar in 1986. He joined the firm then known as Cattanach Hindson Sutton & Hall upon his call to the Bar. Albert is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and York Region Law Association. His practice is primarily centred on corporate/commercial law, real estate, and wills and estates.


John Carruthers

John Carruthers was called to the Bar in 1986 and is a graduate of Trinity College at the University of Toronto and Queen’s University Law School. He joined Cattanach Hindson Sutton VanVeldhuizen in 1995. His practice focuses on civil litigation, dispute resolution, and dispute prevention. He has served as an Advocacy instructor at the Bar Admission Course, as a Civil Litigation instructor at Humber College, and as an Employment Law Lecturer at Ryerson University. He has Board leadership experience in not for profit long-term care facilities.

John Carruthers is a member of the York Region Law Association and the Toronto Lawyers’ Association.


Terrence Pochmurski

Terrence Pochmurski was called to the Bar in 1998 and is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the University of Ottawa Law School. He joined Cattanach Hindson Sutton VanVeldhuizen in 1998. He carries on a general practice in wills and estates, real estate, civil and commercial litigation (including wrongful dismissal and landlord tenant matters), and corporate matters. He is a member of the York Region Law Association and the Canadian Bar Association.