December 3, 2018

Lenczner Slaght Recognized as a Top-Tier Litigation Firm by Legal 500

Legal 500 recognizes Lenczner Slaght as the “best litigation boutique in Canada.”

Canada’s leading litigation firm is not only ranked in Tier 1 for Dispute Resolution, the firm is also recognized for its expertise in Insurance, Restructuring and Insolvency, Intellectual Property, and Labour and Employment.

Based on comprehensive research, client feedback, submissions, and interviews with leading lawyers in the industry, the Legal 500 rankings highlight the “practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.”

Dispute Resolution (Tier 1)

Next Generation Lawyer:

  • Monique Jilesen

Leading Lawyers:

  • Tom Curry
  • Peter J. Osborne
  • Peter Griffin
  • Ronald G. Slaght
  • Alan J. Lenczner


Legal 500 had this to say about our expert litigators:

The firm’s ‘formidably deep bench’ comprises ‘well-trained and hardworking subject matter experts’, with its heavy-hitters are singled out as ‘at the top of their game’. In particular, the ‘very tactical’ Peter Griffin is a ‘master of getting to the point quickly and effectively’ and handles a broad spread of corporate and commercial litigation, class actions, securities matters and contentious insolvency cases. Managing partner Tom Curry is also lauded, with sources commending him as a ‘wonderful performer and manager of cases, and also reassuring with clients and full of ideas’. The group can also still rely on the huge experience of  ‘superb litigators’ Ronald Slaght QC and Alan Lenczner QC. Among the younger stars, Peter Osborne is ‘very strategic, capable, calm and confident’, and Monique Jilesen is a ‘superb advocate who has all the skills’.


Insurance (Tier 3)

Leading Lawyer:

  • Glenn Smith

Recommended Lawyer: Nina Bombier

Toronto boutique Lenczner Slaght LLP draws upon its top-tier litigation practice to cover the full scope of contentious policy, coverage and defence matters, with notable expertise in high-stakes and complex cases. Founding partner Glenn Smith leads the department alongside Nina Bombier.


Restructuring and Insolvency (Tier 4)

Recommended Lawyers: Peter Griffin and Peter J. Osborne

A strong choice for contentious mandates, Lenczner Slaght LLP is ‘at the top of the game from a litigation perspective and can hold its own with the best of them’. Peter Griffin, ‘a leader in any area he chooses to practise in’, recently advised on an application to appoint a receiver. Key contact Peter Osborne is ‘bright and creative, while remaining pragmatic and likeable’.


Intellectual Property (Tier 4)

Recommended Lawyers: Sana Halwani

Lenczner Slaght LLP’s IP practice, in line with its signature strength, exclusively handles contentious matters. The firm is a key contender for complex and precedent-setting patent litigation and brings to bear unrivalled trial experience on biologic-related cases. Other significant areas of expertise include IT, trade secrets, copyright, trademarks and confidential information. Sana Halwani is the name to note.


Labour and Employment (Tier 5)

Recommended Lawyers: Matthew Sammon

Lenczner Slaght LLP’s focus on contentious work translates to a steady stream of  high-stakes labour and employment disputes — it also provides guidance on strategy and policy with a view to reduce litigation risk. Among Matthew Sammon’s recent files, he advised on a complex confidential information case.


About the Legal 500

The Legal 500 rankings are based on a series of criteria that recognize the practice area teams who provide the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel. The research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.