May 27, 2020

Lenczner Slaght Recognized as a Top Tier Civil Litigation Firm

After an extensive survey of in-house counsel and clients from across Canada, Canadian Lawyer Magazine has named Lenczner Slaght one of the Top 10 Civil Litigation Boutiques in Canada.

Managing Partner, Tom Curry, was interviewed by Canadian Lawyer about the recent work the firm has done. See below for an excerpt: 

Since the last time Canadian Lawyer published the Top Civil Litigation Boutiques list, Lenczner Slaght has been “extraordinarily busy,” says managing partner Tom Curry. Active, as always, on the Toronto commercial list, the firm has also expanded its work outside its home province of Ontario — with class proceedings and other commercial litigation in Atlantic Canada, the Prairies and B.C.  

In June 2019, the firm launched ReferToHer, initiated by partners Sana Halwani and Shara Roy. The initiative provides a rolodex of stand-out female lawyers for other lawyers looking to refer a file. In January, in partnership with McCarthy Tétrault, it launched ReferToHer Corporate, to expand the service to the areas of public and private M&A, private equity and securities and capital markets. 

“The data shows that people, when they refer cases to lawyers, they tend to think of the men before the women,” says Curry. “This is a way of keeping our female colleagues at the bar in the minds of people who are referring conflict work. And that's been a tremendous success.” 

This year also began with the news of the retirement of civil litigation icon and firm founder Alan Lenczner

About Canadian Lawyer’s Boutique Firm Rankings

Canadian Lawyer invites senior lawyers, managing partners and in-house counsel to weigh in on Canada's leading boutiques in a variety of areas of law. Readers are asked to rank their top 10 boutiques from a list selected by our editorial staff.