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Experienced* lawyers with a focus on litigation and advocacy - that's Lenczner Slaght. We are seasoned trial and appeal lawyers with over 28 years spent tackling (and winning) challenging, high-profile cases. Widely recognized as Canada's leading litigation practice, Lenczner Slaght has successfully represented clients' interests in complex cases across the spectrum of industries and sectors, proving again and again our ability to represent our clients where it counts – on our feet in all levels of the courts and before every kind of tribunal. By spending more time in court, we gain more experience, and we win more cases. What we have learned is that unmatched talent§ means unmatched depth. Our litigation skills and courtroom expertise are unrivalled in Canada. This reputation attracts the best in our profession – bright, accomplished young lawyers - who are then mentored by top-ranked senior litigators within our firm, and by firsthand courtroom experience. Our lawyers hone their advocacy skills early in their careers by representing a diverse roster of clients, from small businesses to multinational companies, and from individuals to professional and regulatory bodies. By building the deepest, most knowledgeable bench in Canada, Lenczner Slaght gets results that achieve our clients' goals. It's simple. Experienced talent positions every case for success. Experienced talent enhances the prospect of a favourable resolution. And experienced talent achieves positive results in a hearing or trial. We vigorously pursue our clients' goals with creativity and determination, tackling the most complex challenges with a disciplined focus sharpened through years of hands-on experience. Having earned credibility in the courts and welcome recognition from our peers, we continue working every day to ensure Lenczner Slaght lives up to our reputation: one of excellence..

Why would you want Lenczner Slaght on your side?

Experience: We spend more time in court.

We're advocates, first and foremost. Over our 30 years, the advocates at Lenczner Slaght have acted for clients in over 17,000 cases, conducting more than 500 trials, arbitrations and tribunal hearings. In total, our current team has spent more than 7,000 days in hearings. We know courts, and the courts know us. Our experience is why people turn to us in the most difficult situations. Our experience and credibility with courts mean that we’re expert litigators.

Knowledge: We understand the law and our clients.

We complement our advocacy with a deep understanding of both the law and our clients. Our ranks are filled with recognized experts in their practice areas, not to mention a former judge of the Supreme Court of Canada. Backed by a team of first-rate research lawyers, our advocates know the ins and outs of the law, because they’ve argued some of the leading cases across many practice areas. 

We represent a diverse roster of clients, from leading multinational technology and pharmaceutical companies, to some of Canada’s largest financial institutions, to professionals, executives, business owners and public figures. We know the law, but we also know our clients and how their disputes fit into their overall business objectives and strategy. The bottom line is that we are experienced litigators who combine advocacy and subject-matter expertise.

Precision: We offer clarity and judgment.

We round out our experience and knowledge with sound judgment. We are direct with both our clients and the courts. We are fearless yet professional, fierce yet fair. Litigation can be complex, but our approach is focused. We distil complicated and abstract concepts into sharp, winning arguments. And that gets results.