Lenczner Slaght's busy appeals practice contributes significantly to our record of success and to our reputation as a leading Canadian litigation firm.
As we represent the interests of a diverse client base, we are particularly active in pursuing or defending appeals. Our lawyers have argued hundreds of appeals before all appellate courts, including several provincial courts of appeal, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Our lawyers have argued some of the leading appellate cases before the Supreme Court of Canada, including on matters of contract law, constitutional law, and conflict of laws.
We have the depth of experience to understand – and deliver – what the appellate courts look for as they engage in reviews of lower court or tribunal decisions. As a result, our litigators are trusted in appellate courts.
Our firm's credibility as leading litigators is particularly valuable in an appeal setting, where much depends on accuracy, clarity and the ability to locate and define the important issues to be considered. Our success in bringing these factors to bear has long paid dividends when it comes to persuading the court of a client's position.
In developing the appellate experience throughout the firm we follow the same approach as we do in our trial practice: we expose our younger associates – many of whom clerked at the Superior Court, Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court of Canada – to a wide variety of appeals and appellate issues. By building on their skills and early insights into appellate practice, we extend the breadth of experience we can draw upon in meeting the appeals needs of our clients.