Public LawSecurities Litigation
Lenczner Slaght's lawyers help clients navigate complex litigation matters involving all levels of government and the public-sector bureaucracy. Our public law practice includes litigation matters relating to constitutional, human rights, judicial review, municipal, procurement and professional regulation matters. We advise clients facing public inquiries, legislative and parliamentary committees, and investigations by ethics and integrity commissioners. We act as counsel for governments, government departments/agencies, and Crown corporations. We also act as counsel for companies conducting business with governments and their agencies, as well as for individuals and organizations dealing with specific regulators and/or overall regulatory regimes.
Our lawyers combine a deep knowledge of the workings of government with expertise in a broad range of relevant areas, from the nuances of judicial review applications to constitutional issues and questions under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. From conducting a successful fraud trial on behalf of a major public sector institution to arguing appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada on constitutional matters, we have the experience and credibility in court to successfully represent clients in public sector disputes. We bring decades of relevant experience to challenging and defending the decisions of public bodies through the courts – and to working effectively on our clients' behalf with governments at the municipal, provincial, territorial and federal levels.
The scope of Lenczner Slaght's public law expertise includes:
- counsel to all levels of government on the application of current laws and the implications of new or amended legislation
- litigation on behalf on individuals, organizations or the Crown in matters involving the Crown
- commercial litigation regarding contractual disputes between companies and the Crown
- counsel on municipal regulatory matters, including litigation support to resolve disputes before municipal councils or the courts
- counsel at public inquiries, legislative committees, and ethics and integrity investigations
- counsel for school boards, universities, hospitals, and charitable foundations