November 14, 2019

Legal 500 Recognizes Lenczner Slaght as a “Litigation Powerhouse”

Legal 500 distinguishes Canada’s leading litigation firm for its “deep bench and first-class trial experience.”

Based on comprehensive research, client feedback, and interviews with leading lawyers in the industry, Lenczner Slaght is once again ranked in Tier 1 for Dispute Resolution, as well as recognized for their expertise in Insurance, Restructuring and Insolvency, Intellectual Property, and Labour and Employment.

Dispute Resolution

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Legal 500 had this to say about our expert litigators:

Litigation powerhouse Lenczner Slaght LLP is a leader both in the Ontario and nationwide, though the team also secures a significant volume of multi-jurisdictional mandates. Distinguished in part by its deep bench and first-class trial experience, the Toronto boutique routinely appears at all levels of the courts, before administrative and regulatory tribunals and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Peter Griffin is highlighted by many as the leading litigator in Canada and presides over the firm’s most complex cases. Managing partner Tom Curry also has an impressive track record, with strong recent showings in regulatory law matters and class actions. Other senior names include Alan Lenczner QC, Ronald Slaght QC and Peter Osborne. Up-and-coming partner Monique Jilesen has been singled out as one of the leading litigators of her generation.


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Litigation boutique Lenczner Slaght LLP is a strong performer in contentious insurance mandates. The team handles the full scope of policy, coverage and defence cases, with expertise in class action defence, disputed directors’ and officers’ liability, environmental claims, product liability and professional negligence. A key figure in the practice group is Glenn Smith, who focuses on product liability and complex insurance litigation.

Intellectual Property

Next Generation Lawyer: Sana Halwani

Toronto litigation boutique Lenczner Slaght LLP houses a compact but effective IP practice, which is routinely involved in patent and trademark disputes. The group distinguishes itself through its strong trial experience, particularly on the patent side, where department head Sana Halwani is highly regarded for her advocacy skills.

Restructuring and Insolvency

Recommended Lawyers: Peter J. Osborne and Matthew B. Lerner

Heavyweight litigation boutique Lenczner Slaght LLP is highly sought after for advice on complex, contentious insolvencies. The firm has broad experience in representing creditors, debtors and court-appointed officers in court-supervised restructuring proceedings and related litigation. Peter Osborne and Matthew Lerner are the key contacts.

Labour and Employment

Recommended Lawyers: Matthew Sammon and Matthew B. Lerner

Litigation firm Lenczner Slaght LLP focuses on complex labour and employment disputes, including termination cases, employee fraud, confidentiality issues, and employment class actions. Key contacts include Matthew Sammon, who specializes in employment litigation and workplace investigations, and Matthew Lerner, who represents both employers and employees in high-stakes litigation.

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.