The prospect of litigation can be unsettling for any company. Along with possible adverse results and costs associated with a loss there can be other serious costs to a business’ productivity, and even to its reputation. In these “high stakes” situations, you need an ally with the experience and resources who will represent you in an effective and efficient manner. The culture of the Miller Thomson’s Commercial Litigation Group is to provide value and a sound approach targeted at achieving your litigation goals. With over 125 lawyers in our Group across the country, we are experienced in litigating — and winning — cases in virtually all areas of general commercial litigation. Our focus on specialized areas of litigation allows us to involve the right people to solve the problem at hand, and to work across disciplines when needed.
In addition to dealing with active cases before the courts and before arbitration tribunals, many clients look to us for proactive advice on litigation matters. We pride ourselves on providing clients, big and small, with timely and cost effective litigation solutions to help them navigate through this legal environment fraught with risk.
Sarah Hansen, Troy McEachren and Kristina Shaw named 2018 Zenith Award winners
Miller Thomson Partners Sarah Hansen, Troy McEachren and Kristina Shaw are recipients of the 2018 Lexpert Zenith Awards celebrating Mid-Career Excellence. The Zenith Awards recognize lawyers across the country who excel in their area of law and in social responsibility....
Miller Thomson recognized in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
In the recently released 2017 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 79 Miller Thomson lawyers across 30 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise. These latest rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer...
Hubert Sibre joins Miller Thomson’s Montréal team
Miller Thomson LLP is proud to announce that senior commercial and insolvency litigator Hubert Sibre has joined the firm’s Montréal office as partner. This latest addition to Miller Thomson’s growing Montréal team broadens the firm’s corporate finance, securities and commercial...
Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017
126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....
Miller Thomson lawyers recognized for superior client service
We are pleased to announce that two partners, Douglas Best and William Kenny are recipients of Client Choice 2016 awards. Douglas Best, of our Toronto office, is Chair of Miller Thomson’s National Corporate Fraud Asset Recovery Group. He has been...
Ted Madison appointed Dispute Resolution Office for Ontario Superior Court of Justice
Ted Madison was appointed a Dispute Resolution Officer for the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Family Court), London, on November 10, 2015 by Thomas Heeney, Regional Senior Justice for the Southwest Region, pursuant to Rule 17(9) of the Family Law...
Thought leadership in litigation
MT Litigation Blog focuses on the big cases and issues affecting the litigation landscape. Authored by the firm’s lawyers across the country, the blog’s postings are timely and insightful, highlighting the group’s wide-ranging expertise in litigation, insurance and commercial disputes...
Miller Thomson’s pro bono veterans’ class action featured in Globe and Mail
The class action challenges changes made to compensation for Canadian veterans under the 2006 New Veterans Charter. In the article, Injured veterans’ frustration with Ottawa shows no signs of abating, Don Sorochan, Q.C. comments: “The fact of it is this is going to set the...
Success in BC Supreme Court
In Spookw v. Gitxsan Treaty Society, 2014 BCSC 1100, the plaintiffs made a claim against the Gitxsan Treaty Society (“GTS”), which sought, among other things, to wind up the GTS. Cherisse Friesen and Aimee Schalles of our Vancouver office successfully...
Darrell Roberts, QC marks 50th anniversary of call to bar
Darrell is one of British Columbia’s most respected barristers and it has been a privilege to count him in the Miller Thomson family for the last 13 years. We congratulate him on this milestone and his many years of achievement in law.
Hubert Sibre and Philippe Antoine Couture-Ménard speak at the 2018 Annual Conference of the Young Bar of Montréal
Hubert Sibre and Philippe Antoine Couture-Ménard present “Non-profit Organizations’ Administrators: Are You at Risk?” at the 2018 Annual Conference of the Young Bar of Montréal.
Hubert Sibre co-chairs the Journée stratégique sur le financement et les sûretés by Open Forum Ouvert
Hubert Sibre will co-chair the Journée stratégique sur le financement et les sûretés, organized by Open Forum Ouvert (in French only) at the Hyatt Regency Montreal. He will also give the Conference “Fonds de Capital-Investissement : tendances et nuances”, together with Geneviève...
Craig Mills is program chair of the LSUC Commercial Priorities for Real Estate and Business Lawyers 2017
Craig Mills is chairing the LSUC Commercial Priorities for Real Estate and Business Lawyers 2017.
Adam Stephens speaks at the 2nd Annual Duties of Good Faith seminar
Emily Cole speaks on examining experts
Emily Cole speaks about examining experts for the ‘Examining and Cross-Examining Experts, Strategic Advice for Litigators’ program at the Advocates’ Society.
Emily Cole co-chairs Summary Judgment Motions program
Emily Cole co-chairs the ‘Summary Judgment Motions’ Civil Litigation Skills Certificate Program at the Advocates’ Society.
David Reive speaks on “Framing a Winning Notice of Allegation”
David Reive speaks at the Ontario Bar Association’s Phama and Biosimilar Litigation in Canada program.
Emily Cole co-chairs practice management program
The “Practice Management for Litigators” program is presented by The Advocates’ Society.
Ted Madison speaks on personal injury damages
Ted Madison presents to students at the Western University Law School on the topic of “Assessment of Damages in Personal Injury Cases”.
Steven Robertson speaks at “Drafting Pleadings, Affidavits, and Orders” seminar
The seminar is presented by the Legal Education Society of Alberta. For more information or to register, please click here
Tim McGurrin and Rohit Kumar host a Business Growth Seminar
Tim McGurrin and Rohit Kumar speak on the topic of Contracts 101, for the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce’s Business Growth Series.
Construction Contract Security Seminar
William Kenny, QC, Leanna Olson and Emma Johnston host a breakfast seminar on Contract Security on May 31, 2016. Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Time: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation Location: Delta...
Construction Contract Security Seminar
William Kenny, QC and Leanna Olson host a breakfast seminar on Contract Security on May 25, 2016. Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Time: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Presentation Location: Ranchmen’s Club...
Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary accountants breakfast seminar in Toronto on November 12.
Lawyers from our firm will address a number of topics that we think will be both interesting and useful to you and your clients. The Westin Hotel 900 York Mills Road Toronto, Ontario M3B 3H2 Tel. 647.259.3238 AGENDA Breakfast: 7:30...
The Hidden Costs of Enforcing Letters Rogatory in Ontario and How to Avoid Them
The Basics You have a small proceeding going forward in the Southern District of New York. Unfortunately, one of the main witnesses lives in Toronto, along with her papers. You would like to depose her and get copies of her...
Engineers are easy targets for frivolous lawsuits
Canadian Consulting Engineer
Any fool with $250 and a typewriter can sue anybody. In my own practice I have seen a structural engineer sued over building envelope defects, a mechanical engineer sued over structural defects, and an architect sued over mechanical defects.
Agriculture Law Netletter
LexisNexis, Issue 366
( Available in French only )
Le contrat à forfait : l’importance de bien évaluer l’étendue des travaux
Dans une affaire récente, Environnement PH inc. c. Services Enviro-Mart inc., la Cour supérieure a rappelé que la découverte de conditions imprévues en cours d’exécution des travaux, en l’absence d’une faute du client, ne constitue pas un motif permettant à l’entrepreneur de...
Avoiding Bonus Payments to Terminated Employees Just Got Tougher
Labour Notes, LexisNexis, September 29, 2016
This article was originally published in the September 8, 2016 issue of our Labour & Employment Communiqué. Click here to view.
Counsel Comments: Integris Credit Union v. Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canada Corporation
BC Take Five Newsletter, OnPoint Legal Research
This case addressed a long-standing tension between receivers and creditors who are unwilling participants in a receivership. A receiver’s role is to enforce security by taking control and possession of all of a debtors’ property and ultimately selling the property...
Steven Robertson quoted in article on increased fraud during economic downturns
The Globe and Mail, "Economic Woes in Alberta are a Recipe for Fraud"
Greg Draper has never been busier. A former RCMP investigator turned forensic accountant in Calgary, he started noticing more fraud cases landing on his desk last fall. Disgruntled employees – motivated perhaps by heavier workloads as companies get lean or...
The Risks and Rewards of Buying at an Auction
Equine Consumers' Guide 2016
Buying a horse is an important decision that usually involves careful planning, consideration, and research. Buying a horse at auction can remove or reduce the ability to exercise due diligence in the buying process. “Deals” and good quality horses can...
Canada: Termination of Employment
Xpert HR International Manual, 2015
Click here for more information.
Defamation: When Does Gossip Cross the Line?
Canadian Horse Journal
Supreme Court rules that membership decisions of religious organizations are not subject to judicial review
Counsel to the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Canada, two of the intervenors in proceedings before the Supreme Court of Canada in which the Court unanimously ruled that the membership decisions of religious organizations are not subject to judicial review
Ontario Superior Court disqualifies opposing law firm from acting in shareholder dispute
Counsel to the successful defendant
Nesscap Energy completes arrangement with Maxwell Technologies
Counsel to Nesscap Energy Inc.
Key Knife completes cross-border acquisition of Canadian power tool manufacturer
Counsel to Key Knife Inc.