September 29, 2022

Lenczner Slaght Ranked Band 1 in Chambers Canada for 5th Consecutive Year

Canada’s leading litigation firm and its expert litigators continue to be recognized in the latest edition of world-renowned directory, Chambers & Partners.

Following extensive research and interviews with firm clients and legal professionals across Canada, Chambers Canada 2023 recognizes Lenczner Slaght’s litigation excellence in the following areas:

  • Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence) (Nationwide – Canada)
  • Healthcare: Contentious (Nationwide – Canada)
  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution (Nationwide – Canada)
  • Intellectual Property: Litigation (Nationwide – Canada)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Nationwide – Canada)
  • Litigation: Administrative & Public Law (Ontario)
  • Litigation: General Commercial (Ontario)
  • Litigation: Securities (Ontario)

For the 5th year in a row, Lenczner Slaght is also ranked Band 1 for Litigation: General Commercial in the Ontario table and Band 3 in the Nationwide table alongside full-service, national and international firms.

Chambers notes: “This firm is one of the country's foremost litigation boutique practices, and demonstrates significant national reach from its Toronto base. Lenczner Slaght is particularly known for its extensive skills in trial and appellate proceedings at all levels of the courts in Canada. It remains a popular choice for a wide array of clients, from multinational companies to public entities and professional regulators.”

Clients and peers note: “This is clearly a top-tier firm with immense depth for complex matters. They have very broad litigation capabilities, covering an impressive range of commercial, public, securities, and other types of litigation. Each area of litigation is headed by a respected senior lawyer with strong juniors rising through the ranks."

In addition to the firm’s rankings, 14 Lenczner Slaght lawyers are recognized as the top litigators in their field.

  • Dena N. Varah – Healthcare: Contentious (Nationwide – Canada)
  • Jaan Lilles – Healthcare: Contentious (Nationwide – Canada)
  • Paul-Erik Veel – Healthcare: Contentious (Nationwide – Canada)
  • Sana Halwani – Intellectual Property: Litigation (Nationwide – Canada)
  • Rebecca Jones – Healthcare: Contentious (Nationwide – Canada); Litigation: Administrative & Public Law (Ontario)
  • Matthew SammonEmployment & Labour: Non-Unionised Employees; Healthcare: Contentious (Nationwide – Canada)
  • Jordana Sanft – Intellectual Property: Litigation (Nationwide – Canada)
  • Monique Jilesen – Litigation: General Commercial (Ontario)
  • Risa Kirshblum – Healthcare: Contentious (Nationwide – Canada)
  • Lawrence E. Thacker – Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (Nationwide – Canada)
  • Tom Curry – Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence) (Nationwide – Canada); Healthcare: Contentious (Nationwide – Canada); Litigation: General Commercial (Ontario)
  • William C. McDowell – Litigation: Administrative & Public Law (Ontario)
  • Peter Griffin – Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence) (Nationwide – Canada); Litigation: General Commercial (Ontario); Litigation: Securities (Ontario)
  • Ian Binnie – Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators (Nationwide – Canada)

Clients and peers praise our expert litigators for their experience and knowledge:

"Lenczner Slaght has a team of strategic, engaged and experienced lawyers, from the most junior to senior individuals."

"There was strength at every level and no gaps in servicing our needs. The team understood our objectives and business issues quickly. We didn't waste any time teaching them about the industry or our objectives."

Congratulations to all!

About Chambers & Partners

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