MLT Named Regional Law Firm of the Year at Chambers Canada Awards

This post was written prior to our January 2017 merger, under our previous firm name, MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP.

MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP was named ” Regional Law Firm of the Year” at the Chambers Canada Awards Gala on Thursday, September 29th. This year’s event was held at The Fairmont Royal York, Toronto. One of the world’s most recognizable and well-respected names in legal directories, Chambers’ guides have identified the world’s top lawyers and firms for over two decades. The awards are based on research gathered for Chambers Canada 2017. These awards reflect a law firm’s pre-eminence in key practice areas. They also reflect notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.

“We at MLT were thrilled to learn that Chambers has recognized MLT as the Canadian Regional Law Firm of the Year,” said Don Wilson, firm managing partner. “Many excellent firms were nominated in this category, so to be singled out by a renowned international legal ratings firm such as Chambers is indeed an honour. Having four of our lawyers named by Chambers as Leaders in their Field in Canada, and our agribusiness practice recognized nationwide, are just icing on the cake.”

MLT strengths as quoted from Chambers Canada:

“They are prompt and practical and always provide an excellent service.”

“They are the best corporate law firm that we have used.”

In addition to this award, MLT had four lawyers recognized as “Leaders in Their Field”:

Danny Anderson, Q.C. – General Business Law (Saskatchewan)

“Danny Anderson QC is widely acknowledged for his expertise in the mining and securities sectors, and is described by interviewees as an excellent and practical lawyer.

Doug Hodson, Q.C. – Transportation: Rail & Road (Nationwide-Canada), General Business Law (Saskatchewan)

“Douglas Hodson QC is a litigation expert who offers notable experience working with clients from the construction and transportation sectors. He is also recognized for his class action and administrative tribunal work.”

Robert Leurer, Q.C. – Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence) (Nationwide-Canada), Litigation: Products Liability (Nationwide-Canada)

“Robert Leurer QC is widely regarded as one of the top lawyers in Saskatchewan for class action and product liability litigation.”

Aaron Runge – General Business Law (Saskatchewan)

“Aaron Runge operates a highly regarded corporate finance and securities practice”. Clients say: “He is very skilled and very attentive to our needs.”

MLT was also ranked as a firm in these categories:

Nationwide – Canada – Agribusiness: Agriculture & Food Products

Saskatchewan – General Business Law

MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP is Saskatchewan’s largest full-service law firm with approximately 140 lawyers serving clients across Western Canada from offices in Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. MLT has been practicing in Western Canada since 1920. MLT and Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson LLP of Winnipeg have agreed to merge and carry on under the banner of MLT Aikins LLP. Our merger is to be effective on January 1, 2017.


Aaron Runge accepted the award on behalf of MLT at the Awards ceremony, and was recognized by Chambers as a Leader in Their Field.