Canadian Lawyer invites senior lawyers, managing partners and in-house counsel to weigh in on Canada's leading boutiques in avariety of areas of law. Readers are asked to rank their top 10 boutiques from a list selected by our editorial staff.
Though he enjoyed his work as a commercial litigator, Allan Stitt found clients were rarely satisfied with the results. If they won — well, big deal, it was inevitable anyway. And if they lost, they felt betrayed. Litigation wasn’t appearing, to him, an effective path to resolution.
While all 90 firms included on Canadian Lawyer’s 2019 Top Personal Injury Boutiques survey have a track record of winning cases for their clients, achieving a top spot takes more than that.
When negotiating, arranging and implementing wills, trusts and estates, the unique dramas accompanying a family are growing in intricacy.
Tax boutiques represent a wide variety of clients, but they all take a public policy perspective
Insurance defence boutiques are increasingly specializing in new emerging areas to stay ahead
Immigration boutiques have evolved to serve their clients as legislative and political priorities shift
As clients focus more on value than prestige, corporate boutiques have grown.
As police methods continue to evolve, so, too, have the top criminal boutiques.
The top civil litigation boutiques are grappling with complex issues that can wind their way through the courts for many years.
Labour & employment boutiques are well positioned to provide value as the law and social norms evolve.