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 avariety of areas of law. Readers are asked to rank their top 10 boutiques from a list selected by our editorial staff. 

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

Embracing change: Top Ten Insurance Defence Boutiques

Embracing change: Top Ten Insurance Defence Boutiques

Insurance defence boutiques are increasingly specializing in new emerging areas to stay ahead

Adapting to change: Top Ten Immigration Boutiques

Adapting to change: Top Ten Immigration Boutiques

Immigration boutiques have evolved to serve their clients as legislative and political priorities shift

Client-centred growth: Top Ten Corporate Boutiques

Client-centred growth: Top Ten Corporate Boutiques

As clients focus more on value than prestige, corporate boutiques have grown.

Protection against the state: Top 10 Criminal Law Boutiques

Protection against the state: Top 10 Criminal Law Boutiques

As police methods continue to evolve, so, too, have the top criminal boutiques.

Advocating with civility: Top 10 Civil Litigation Boutiques

Advocating with civility: Top 10 Civil Litigation Boutiques

The top civil litigation boutiques are grappling with complex issues that can wind their way through the courts for many years.

The changing workplace: Top 10 Labour & Employment Boutiques

The changing workplace: Top 10 Labour & Employment Boutiques

Labour & employment boutiques are well positioned to provide value as the law and social norms evolve.