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Boutique Firm Rankings

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.

Keeping up the business: Top Ten Corporate Boutiques for 2020

Keeping up the business: Top Ten Corporate Boutiques for 2020

The pandemic has been a game-changer, but these firms found ways to thrive

Surviving the Covid-19 storm: Top Ten Immigration Law Boutiques for 2020

Surviving the Covid-19 storm: Top Ten Immigration Law Boutiques for 2020

The pandemic closed borders, but these immigration practices soldiered on and managed to prosper

Top Criminal Law Boutiques 2020

Top Criminal Law Boutiques 2020

Aside from securing acquittals and setting precedents the top firms were focussed on social progress

Top Civil Litigation Boutiques: 2020

Top Civil Litigation Boutiques: 2020

These firms were voted by their peers as Canada’s best in civil litigation

2020 Top Labour & Employment Boutiques

2020 Top Labour & Employment Boutiques

Fast and gradual change are both driving the need for labour and employment expertise

2020 Top Intellectual Property Boutiques

2020 Top Intellectual Property Boutiques

Combatting brand trolls among the changes for IP boutiques

Faster, cheaper with less process: Top 10 Arbitration Chambers

Faster, cheaper with less process: Top 10 Arbitration Chambers

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.

More than a payout: Top 10 Personal Injury Boutiques

More than a payout: Top 10 Personal Injury Boutiques

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.

Family dynamics: Top Ten Wills, Trusts and Estates Boutiques

Family dynamics: Top Ten Wills, Trusts and Estates Boutiques

When negotiating, arranging and implementing wills, trusts and estates, the unique dramas accompanying a family are growing in intricacy.

Fighting for the tax payer: Top Ten Tax Boutiques

Fighting for the tax payer: Top Ten Tax Boutiques

Tax boutiques represent a wide variety of clients, but they all take a public policy perspective