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Lenczner Slaght strengthens its legal research expertise with the addition of another talented associate.
Monique Jilesen was mentioned in the Law Times article “Crown must pay costs after being ‘overly enthusiastic’” on July 30, 2018.
Monique Jilesen, a partner at Lenczner Slaght Royce Smith Griffin LLP, says lawyers must tread carefully when they get into the merits of a proposed class action, even as early as certification, as parties try to get as much information as possible.
That’s especially the case with expert witnesses, since Canadian procedure doesn’t usually have discovery of expert witnesses in advance of trial.
“It was just a disproportionate request to what was being asked,” Jilesen says, who was not involved in the case.
Paul-Erik Veel is quoted in the Law Times article Viability of umbrella purchaser claims in question on April 23, 2018. This article discusses the intensifying debate over the viability of umbrella purchaser claims.
An increasing number of the firm’s lawyers have been ranked by their peers as leading practitioners in their field.
Paul-Erik Veel is quoted in the Canadian Underwriter article Gift cards–a new way to reduce liability on January 26, 2018. This article discusses Loblaws' response to the revelations of bread price-fixing.
Canada’s leading litigation firm is one of two firms with the highest number of lawyers ranked in Corporate Commercial Litigation in the 2018 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.
Monique Jilesen appears on the cover of the 2017 issue of Lexpert/ROB Special Edition: Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers. She is also quoted in the article The Anonymous Representive where she discusses anonymous representative plaintiffs in Canadian class action law suits.
The two firms have combined forces and launched a class proceeding against Nissan, and other defendants, alleging that certain Nissan models contain a dangerous engine defect.
Canada’s leading litigation firm and its expert lawyers are ranked once again by Chambers & Partners for their exceptional litigation work.
Almost half of the leading litigation firm’s lawyers are recognized in the Best Lawyers in Canada.