On September 27 at its annual awards gala, Chambers & Partners officially launched the 2018 edition of Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business. This year’s publication featured MLT Aikins among the top firms across the country for its agribusiness and transportation practices.
The firm is ranked nationwide in Canada for the categories of Agribusiness: Agriculture & Food Products as well as Transportation: Rail & Road.
MLT Aikins once again maintained its long-time position as a top-ranked (Band 1) firm for general business law in both Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and was shortlisted for Regional Law Firm of the Year.
New for 2018, the firm’s labour and employment group in Alberta was named a “Recognised Practitioner” based on client and peer recommendations and its notable work in the field.
In addition to these department rankings, Chambers identified nine MLT Aikins leading lawyers in their respective practice areas. Along with significant regional success in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, three lawyers in particular saw the added distinction of being recognized in the nationwide categories.
General Business Law – Manitoba
General Business Law – Saskatchewan
Dispute Resolution – Nationwide
- Robert Leurer, Q.C., Class Action Defence
Litigation – Nationwide
- Robert Leurer, Q.C., Products Liability
Transportation – Nationwide
- Allan Foran, Rail and Road
- Douglas Hodson, Q.C., Rail and Road
“Individual lawyers are ranked (in their service(s)) on the basis of their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness, and their client-service,” notes Chambers and Partners. “The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.” The department rankings are similarly determined, with the added consideration of “the effectiveness and capability of the department as a whole – its strength and depth.”
Since 1990 Chambers and Partners has built its reputation as a respected legal directory that researches legal markets in more than 185 jurisdictions, identifying the leading lawyers and law firms worldwide. Based in central London, a team of more than 170 full-time researchers assesses recent legal work and conducts interviews with thousands of individuals who are “active in the market” – primarily lawyers and their clients.
Jim Ferguson attends the Chambers Canada Guide Launch and Awards on Wednesday, September 27 at the Toronto Marriott City Centre Hotel. MLT Aikins was shortlisted for Regional Law Firm of the Year.