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Delna* listens to her clients’ objectives and gets results. Her prior work experience with the Canadian Forces and her strong academic background has made her a disciplined and decisive litigator. Delna is a cut to the chase litigator who fights§ for her clients’ interests. She has a wide range of advocacy experience, from successfully representing an Ontario corporation in a precedent setting oppression action to representing clients in private arbitrations and large public inquiries. When it comes to tackling complex legal issues, Delna strategizes with the big picture in mind and devises a plan of attack that plays it smart . Whether working with large corporations, small private companies, professionals, or governmental bodies, Delna’s clients value her sound judgment and practical advice. .



Delna Contractor (she/her)

is a partner at Lenczner Slaght.

Delna has a wide range of expertise and experience in private and public law matters. Her civil litigation practice includes complex commercial disputes, restructuring and insolvency cases, civil fraud, professional negligence and defamation matters. Her public law practice includes workplace investigations and judicial reviews.

Delna has experience prosecuting and defending claims at trial and on appeal. She has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario as well as arbitrations and administrative tribunals.

Delna is passionate about improving diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, particularly for women of colour and first-generation lawyers. She acts as a mentor to junior lawyers and law students through several legal organizations.  

Delna is a member of the Toronto Commercial List Users’ Committee, the Advocates’ Society, the Group of Racialized (Ontario) Women Litigators (GROWL) and the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, where she is an active member of the Advocacy Committee.

  • The Advocates' Society

  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Ontario Bar Association - Member-at-Large of the Investment Committee

  • Commercial List Users’ Committee - Member

  • Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers - Advocacy and Policy Committee, Community Outreach Committee

  • Osgoode Women’s Network - Mentor

  • First Generation Network - Mentor

  • Benchmark Canada (2022-2023)

    Future Star

  • Best Lawyers in Canada (2022-2024)

    Ones to Watch – Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, Insolvency & Financial Restructuring Law, Medical Negligence

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2023)

    Litigation - Corporate Commercial

  • The Legal 500 Canada (2023)

    Insolvency & Restructuring (Recommended Lawyer)

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