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Benchmark Litigation has recognized seven Lenczner Slaght partners as the most promising emerging talent in their respective fields.
August 2, 2017
William C. McDowell and Rebecca Jones were mentioned in the Canada Newswire press release Long-Term Care Homes Inquiry Announces Counsel on August 1, 2017 regarding the Honourable Justice Eileen E. Gillese being announced to lead the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System.
Lenczner Slaght is very proud to announce that Monique Jilesen has joined an elite group of international trial lawyers.
Monique Jilesen | July 31, 2017
Talented lawyers continue to choose Canada’s leading litigation firm.
Christopher Yung | July 21, 2017
Paul-Erik Veel was quoted in the CBC Sports article Cleveland Indians' logo still under fire from Canadian activist on July 13, 2017 regarding the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal deciding to move forward with Douglas Cardinal's discrimination case against the Cleveland team name and logo.
Paul-Erik Veel | July 13, 2017
The National Bar Association (NBA) will honour Mariam Moktar with the “Nation's Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40” award at NBA’s 92nd Annual Convention in Toronto on August 2, 2017.
Mariam Moktar | July 6, 2017
Rebecca Jones was quoted in The Globe and Mail article Trademark jurisdiction becomes focus of Cleveland Indians’ Ontario court case on July 4, 2017 regarding Major League Baseball challenging whether the Human Rights Tribunal has jurisdiction over the use of a federal trademark.
Rebecca Jones | July 4, 2017
Paul-Erik Veel was quoted in the USA TODAY Sports article Meet the man behind fight to keep Indians logo out of Canada on June 28, 2017 regarding Douglas Cardinal and his discrimination case against the Cleveland team name and logo.
Paul-Erik Veel | June 28, 2017
Paul-Erik Veel was quoted in the Toronto Star article MLB wants Human Rights Tribunal ruling on Cleveland logo thrown out on June 27, 2017 regarding Major League Baseball's application for judicial review before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice arguing that the case against the Cleveland team name and logo should be set aside due to jurisdictional issues.
Paul-Erik Veel | June 27, 2017
Peter Griffin was quoted in the Canadian Lawyer article Top 10 habits of a leading litigator on June 12, 2017 regarding what strategies, skills and steps litigation powerhouses employed to become a leading lawyer in their field.
Peter Griffin | June 12, 2017Ontario tribunal’s decision to hear Chief Wahoo case could be watershed in fight against racist caricatures
Rebecca Jones was quoted in the National Post article Ontario tribunal’s decision to hear Chief Wahoo case could be watershed in fight against racist caricatures on June 6, 2017 regarding the Human Rights Tribunal's decision to hear a case against the Cleveland team name and logo.
Rebecca Jones | June 6, 2017
Ontario Human Rights Tribunal green lights discrimination case against Cleveland major league baseball team name and logo.
Sana Halwani has been recognized in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2017 edition of IP STARS Top 250 Women in IP.
Sana Halwani | May 31, 2017
Lenczner Slaght races to raise money to help give kids with cancer the chance to be a kid!
May 14, 2017
The Advocates’ Society honours Monique Jilesen with the 2017 Douglas K. Laidlaw Medal for Excellence in Advocacy.
Monique Jilesen | May 11, 2017
Tom Curry was quoted in the Law Times article Decision brings clarity to Limitations Act on May 8, 2017.
Tom Curry | May 8, 2017
Lenczner Slaght’s litigators continue to be recognized by their peers as leading practitioners in their fields according to the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.
May 5, 2017
Lenczner Slaght’s managing partner, Peter Griffin, is the 2017 recipient of the OBA Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation.
Peter Griffin | May 4, 2017
Paul-Erik Veel was quoted in the Law Times article New laws may spur more arbitration in Ontario on April 24, 2017 regarding the new International Commercial Arbitration Act.
Paul-Erik Veel | April 24, 2017
12 Lenczner Slaght leading litigators are ranked in Benchmark Litigation's 2017 directory.
April 20, 2017
Canada’s leading litigation firm continues to attract top talent.
Patrick A. Wright | April 10, 2017
Canada’s leading litigation firm continues to attract top talent.
Jonathan Chen | April 3, 2017
The firm’s litigators earned the top rankings alongside full-service, national and international counterparts in the litigation categories.
March 29, 2017
Newest partner brings together science, law, and advocacy.
Sana Halwani | March 6, 2017
Paul-Erik Veel was interviewed in a PrecedentJD article about finding a job as a lawyer after clerking.
Paul-Erik Veel | February 28, 2017
Lenczner Slaght litigator joining 12 member OSC initiative.
Shara N. Roy | February 7, 2017
Canada’s leading litigation firm continues to grow from within
Paul-Erik Veel | January 18, 2017
Canada’s leading litigation boutique leads all firms with 10 lawyers ranked in litigation practice areas in the 2017 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (“ALM 500”)
January 4, 2017
Monique Jilesen was quoted in the Canadian Lawyer article Third-party litigation funding on January 3, 2017.
Monique Jilesen | January 4, 2017
Scott Rollwagen was quoted in the Canadian Lawyer article SCC takes restrictive approach in rectification case on December 22, 2016.
Scott Rollwagen | December 22, 2016
Alan Lenczner was quoted in the Toronto Star article OSC commissioner uses decision to air his views on regrettable absence of national regulator on December 16, 2016.
Alan J. Lenczner | December 19, 2016
Ontario Superior Court of Justice dismisses all allegations against the Mayor of Caledon in an application brought pursuant to the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act.
Ontario Superior Court of Justice awards $5.5 million to Atos Inc following successful trial
December 8, 2016
William C. McDowell was quoted in the Globe and Mail article Supreme Court hears arguments in case pitting Google against B.C. firm on December 6, 2016.
William C. McDowell | December 7, 2016
Number of Lenczner Slaght lawyers ranked in the year-end Lexpert Special Edition published in conjunction with Report on Business magazine jumps to 16.
December 1, 2016
Fifteen Lenczner Slaght lawyers have been ranked in the Lexpert 2016 Guide to the Leading U.S/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada
November 25, 2016
Monique Jilesen is quoted in the Lexpert / Report on Business article Keeping it Affordable from November 25, 2016.
Monique Jilesen | November 25, 2016
Monique Jilesen is quoted in the article Admissibility and Perceived Conflict in the December 2016 issue of Lexpert Magazine.
Monique Jilesen | November 22, 2016
Tom Curry was quoted in the Law Times article JPs won’t get additional salary hike on November 21, 2016.
Tom Curry | November 21, 2016
Eli S. Lederman is quoted in Canadian Lawyer Magazine's Legal Feeds Blog piece Judge sides with former Leafs player in contract dispute over nude photo on November 18, 2016.
Eli S. Lederman | November 18, 2016
Canada’s leading litigation practice promotes four associates.
Monique Jilesen is quoted in the New York Times article Battle Over Indians’ Name and Logo Moves to the World Series on October 22, 2016.
Monique Jilesen | October 24, 2016
Monique Jilesen was quoted in the New York Times / AP articled Cleveland Indians Can Use Logo and Name in Toronto, Says Canadian Judge on October 17, 2016.
Monique Jilesen | October 18, 2016
Monique Jilesen is quoted in the Canadian Press / TSN article Activist seeks injunction against 'Cleveland Indians' name and logo on October 16, 2016.
Monique Jilesen | October 17, 2016
Monique Jilesen is quoted in the ESPN article Judge asks how ALCS will be played if Indians logo banned on October 17, 2016.
Monique Jilesen | October 17, 2016
Scott Rollwagen speaks on Paton Estate v. Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation in the Law Times article Court opens door to extending liability to gamblers on October 10, 2016.
Scott Rollwagen | October 13, 2016
William C. McDowell is quoted in the Lexpert article Libel Crosses Borders: Court rules Israeli paper can be sued in Ontario on September 21, 2016.
William C. McDowell | September 22, 2016
Nina Bombier is quoted in the article Top court widens scope for appeals of insurance contract disputes on Canadian Lawyer's website. The article focuses on the September 15, 2016 decision reached in Ledcor Construction Ltd. v. Northbridge Indemnity Insurance Co.
Nina Bombier | September 16, 2016
In a rare, unanimous 5-judge decision, Hospira Healthcare Corporation v Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, the Federal Court of Appeal has held that Prothonotaries are reviewable according to Housen v. Nikolaisen, overturning a long line of prior authority. The decision is believed to be the first unanimous 5-judge decision of the Federal Court of Appeal.
Paul-Erik Veel was interviewed for the article Ruling opens door to umbrella purchaser suits for the August 22, 2016 issue of the Law Times.
Paul-Erik Veel | August 22, 2016
Monique Jilesen is quoted in the article Ontario makes a call, U.S. on hold from the July 2016 issue of The Bottom Line.
Monique Jilesen | August 22, 2016
Nearly half of the firm’s lawyers recognized among Canada’s foremost practitioners
August 10, 2016
Canada’s Leading litigation practice has third lawyer ranked on Top 25 list
Ian Binnie | August 3, 2016
Monique Jilesen is mentioned in the June issue of Advocacy Matters, with insight on how to manage your relationships via social media.
Monique Jilesen | June 28, 2016
This year, the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory increased the number of Lenczner Slaght lawyers ranked among the best in Canada to 23, up from 20 in 2015.
June 22, 2016
Tom Curry, Jaan Lilles, and Andrew Porter of Lenczner Slaght acted as counsel to the Law Society of Upper Canada before the Court of Appeal for Ontario concerning the finding of professional misconduct and one month suspension imposed by the Law Society Tribunal’s Appeal Division following a lengthy discipline hearing into the lawyer’s unprofessional conduct in court.
Following a lengthy trial, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has determined that former York employees played key roles in several significant frauds.
Andrew Skodyn | June 6, 2016
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the World Bank cannot be compelled to produce internal documents from an investigation into foreign corruption that resulted in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police laying criminal charges in Canada.
On April 28, 2016, Ian Binnie C.C., Q.C. spoke at the The 4th Annual Toronto Lawyers Association Bench and Bar Young Lawyers Soirée, addressing over 140 junior lawyers. The event was featured on Precedent Magazine's website.
Ian Binnie | May 4, 2016Lenczner Slaght and Koskie Minsky launch class action suit against Mercedes-Benz over diesel emissions
Lenczner Slaght and Koskie Minsky have combined forces to launch a class proceeding against Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc., Daimler AG, and other defendants...
Canada's leading litigation practice recognized in tier one for 14 consecutive years.
March 30, 2016
Sana Halwani is mentioned in the article, which appeared in Canadian Lawyer Magazine. (Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght)
Sana Halwani | March 21, 2016Court paves way for professional accountant regulator to pursue claim against former corporate director who settled securities class-action lawsuit
Shara N. Roy was quoted in a March 2, 2016 article from Canadian Underwriter in an article focusing on a recent court ruling allowing the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario to pursue action against the former chief financial officer of Sino-Forest Corp. following the company reaching a settlement in a class action lawsuit.
Shara N. Roy | March 2, 2016
Canada's leading litigation practice once again tops the list of litigation firms in the 2016 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.
February 4, 2016
Canada's leading litigation practice acted as counsel on the top case in Lexpert's annual ranking
January 11, 2016
Recognition of Lenczner Slaght lawyers as Canada's Leading Cross-Border Litigators Endures
December 8, 2015
Rebecca Jones recognized as leading lawyer under 40
Rebecca Jones | November 20, 2015
Seven lawyers singled out by peers as leading practitioners in their field.
November 10, 2015
Alan J. Lenczner | October 6, 2015
Ethier and Skodyn singled out as leading lawyers for Intellectual Property Litigation
Andrew Skodyn | October 5, 2015
Canada's leading litigation firm takes first ever Chambers Canada award for Dispute Resolution Team of the Year
October 2, 2015
Canada's leadinglitigation practice grows to 50 lawyers
Half of the firm's lawyers are ranked as leading practitioners and three named "Lawyer of the Year" in the latest Best Lawyers Directory.
August 24, 2015
Lenczner Slaght lawyers recognized for litigation in 2015 Who's Who Legal.
August 20, 2015
Monique Jilesen was quoted in Law Times on August 17, 2015 on the Court of Appeal decision in Rea v. Wildeboer involving a public company where the specific allegations, essentially of insider trading or self-dealing, solely involved harm to the corporation as opposed to harming the specific interests of a shareholder.
Monique Jilesen | August 17, 2015
Eli Lederman was quoted in Canadian Lawyer InHouse on July 20, 2015 regarding the decision in Energy Fundamentals Group Inc. v. Veresen Inc., 2015 ONCA 514, a significant case concerning the implication of contractual terms.
Eli S. Lederman | July 20, 2015
Paul-Erik Veel | July 20, 2015
Shara Roy was quoted in the Lawyers Weekly on July 17, 2015 regarding the Alberta Securities Commission announcement that most orders and settlement agreements made by other securities commissions across Canada will "automatically take effect."
Shara N. Roy | July 17, 2015
Recognized by Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as leading practitioners.
June 25, 2015
Celebrated boutique Lenczner Slaght marries extensive trial experience with highly specialised IP know-how.
Andrew Skodyn | June 24, 2015
Monique Jilesen was quoted on the decision in the Nortel Networks Corporation case both by the Lawyers Weekly on June 19, 2015 and the July issue of Bottom Line Newspaper published by Lexis Nexis Canada Inc.
Monique Jilesen | June 19, 2015
Lawrence Thacker was quoted in Law Times on June 1, 2015 in relation to the recent ruling granting carriage to a group of law firms in the Barrick Gold Corp. class action.
Lawrence E. Thacker | June 1, 2015
Lawrence Thacker was quoted in the Financial Post on May 27, 2015 in relation to the issue of mass tort litigation as an alternative to class actions.
Lawrence E. Thacker | May 27, 2015
Monique Jilesen | May 27, 2015
Eli S. Lederman | May 25, 2015
Monique Jilesen | May 18, 2015
Lenczner Slaght is pleased to announce that Partner William C. McDowell was re-elected to a second term as a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
William C. McDowell | May 5, 2015
Andrew Skodyn | April 23, 2015
Rebecca Jones is quoted in the April 20, 2015 issue of Law Times on summary judgements and class actions.
Rebecca Jones | April 22, 2015
Anne Posno was quoted in the April 20, 2015 issue of Law Times on privacy class actions.
Anne E. Posno | April 20, 2015Peter Griffin retained to act as a Facilitator in review of the First Nations Cigarette Allocation System
The Ministry of Finance of Ontario has retained two independent expert facilitators to lead the formal review.
Peter Griffin | April 17, 2015
Andrew Skodyn was quoted in the April, 2015 issue of Canadian Lawyer addressing updates and developments currently taking place in the arena of life sciences.
Andrew Skodyn | April 15, 2015
Canada's leading litigation practice remains highly regarded for 13 consecutive years.
April 2, 2015
13 Lenczner Slaght lawyers recognized in the 2015 Benchmark Litigation Directory.
March 30, 2015
Tom Curry | March 27, 2015
Canadian Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Taking Place in Halifax.
Monique Jilesen was quoted in Law Times on whether online courts and dispute resolution are in Ontario's future and what that would mean to lawyers.
Monique Jilesen | March 2, 2015
Naomi Loewith and Ian MacLeod win a significant jury verdict for a female high school student with developmental disabilities who was sexually assaulted. Lenczner Slaght acted pro bono in the action against the Thames Valley District School Board, which was responsible for supervising the student and for complying with its duties after the assault. The jury concluded that the Board had failed to meet the standard of care in dealing with the aftermath of the assault.
Ian MacLeod | March 1, 2015
Anne Posno was quoted in the Lawyers Weekly on February 27, 2015 in relation to a recent Ontario Superior Court decision in Spence v. BMO Trust Company, 2015 ONSC which deals with expanding application of public policy to void a will, and in so doing has raised concerns of floodgates and abuse.
Anne E. Posno | February 27, 2015
Nina Bombier was quoted in Law Times in relation to the Court of Appeal decision in Mallory v. Werkmann Estate, 2015 ONCA 71, which reinforces how the duty of loyalty and good faith owed by defence counsel to the insured client must trump the interests of the insurer that appoints and pays for counsel.
Nina Bombier | February 23, 2015
Tom Curry was quoted in the Lawyers Weekly on February 6, 2015 in relation to the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Tervita Corp. v. Canada (Commissioner of Competition).
Tom Curry | February 12, 2015Alan Lenczner re-appointed for a second two-year term as a commissioner of the Ontario Securities Commission
As of February 1, 2015, Alan J. Lenczner, Q.C. was re-appointed commissioner of the Ontario Securities Commission. For further information, see the Financial Post or the Ontario Securities Commission.
Alan J. Lenczner | February 5, 2015
Canada's leading litigation practice increases to 23 partners.
Tom Curry was quoted in the Financial Post on January 23, 2015 in regards to the Supreme Court of Canada ruling in Tervita Corp. v. Canada (Commissioner of Competition).
Tom Curry | January 23, 2015
William McDowell was quoted on behalf of Mr. Michael DeGroote in the Globe and Mail and the National Post on January 23, 2015 regarding the bitter dispute over a US$112-million investment in Caribbean casinos which placed one of Canada's wealthiest businessmen, at the centre of bizarre accusations of Mafia exploitation, death threats and fraud.
William C. McDowell | January 23, 2015
Scott Rollwagen was quoted in the Canadian Lawyer in regards to the Supreme Court of Canada ruling in Tervita Corp. v. Canada (Commissioner of Competition).
Scott Rollwagen | January 22, 2015
Canada's leading litigation practice is once again ranked #1 in The 2015 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.
January 6, 2015
Legal 500 Canada recommends Lenczner Slaght in Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Labour and Employment Law.
December 29, 2014