November 16, 2020

Legal 500 Recognizes Lenczner Slaght’s Top-Tier Litigation Expertise

Canada’s leading litigation firm is “recognized across the country as a force in complex disputes” according to Legal 500.

Following comprehensive research, client feedback, and interviews with leading lawyers in the industry, Lenczner Slaght is once again ranked in Tier 1 for Dispute Resolution. The firm is also recognized for its expertise in Insurance, Intellectual Property, Labour and Employment, and Restructuring and Insolvency.

Dispute Resolution

Leading Lawyers

Rising Star

Legal 500 had this to say about our expert litigators:

A dominant Toronto-based boutique, Lenczner Slaght LLP is regarded by many as one of Canada’s leading litigation firms. Recognized across the country as a force in complex disputes, the group’s deep bench, broad industry experience and pre-eminent record in cutting-edge cases ensures that it is regularly involved in many of the market’s most high-profile matters. Peter Griffin is widely acknowledged as one of Canada’s foremost litigators and is noted for his wide-ranging experience, including commercial litigation, class actions and professional liability cases. Managing partner Tom Curry is another standout litigator, lauded for his expertise at trial and appeals. Monique Jilesen had a banner year, which saw her lead a significant share of the firm’s headline cases; she co-heads the department alongside Eli Lederman. Other key names include Ronald Slaght QC and Peter Osborne. The firm also houses a talented band of younger lawyers, which includes associate Christopher Yung.


Leading Lawyer

Recommended Lawyer: Nina Bombier

Toronto-based litigation boutique Lenczner Slaght LLP has a strong reputation in insurance disputes, acting in a variety of policy and coverage matters. The team also deals with reinsurance disputes and has experience in cases involving questions of policy interpretation, bad faith and punitive damages. Product liability expert Glenn Smith jointly heads the practice with Nina Bombier, who litigates large environmental claims.

Intellectual Property

Next Generation Lawyer

Toronto-based litigation boutique Lenczner Slaght LLP is particularly well known for its record in patent cases, representing clients in the pharmaceuticals, IT, software and hi-tech sectors. Practice head and patent litigator Sana Halwani has extensive experience in headline domestic and cross-border disputes. In addition to patent disputes, the team also handles copyright, trademark, trade secret and misleading advertising disputes.

Labour and Employment

Recommended Lawyer: Matthew Sammon

Toronto-based litigation boutique Lenczner Slaght LLP handles a broad range of contentious employment matters, including cases arising from wrongful dismissal, the enforcement of restrictive covenants, unfair competition, and the misappropriation of trade secrets. Matthew Sammon heads the practice and has a strong reputation for handling employment disputes.

Restructuring and Insolvency

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

Toronto-based litigation boutique Lenczner Slaght LLP acts for creditors and debtors in a full range of contentious insolvency work. The team has substantial experience of commercial reorganizations and restructurings, personal property security matters, creditors' rights, receiverships and bankruptcies. Key contacts include Matthew Lerner and Peter Osborne.

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.