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.
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....
Steven Robertson quoted in Calgary Herald article
Steven Robertson is the President of the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Calgary. Read the article: High school debate winners carry on Churchill’s legacy.
Steven Robertson quoted in article on increased fraud during economic downturns
The article published in The Globe and Mail focuses on the increase in fraud cases during economic downturns and how to deal with the issue. Read the article: Economic Woes in Alberta are a Recipe for Fraud
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...
Litigation lawyer Steven Robertson joins Calgary office
Miller Thomson is pleased to announce that Steven Robertson has joined the Calgary office as a Partner in the Calgary Litigation group. Steven’s practice includes commercial litigation, corporate fraud recovery, anti-fraud and anti-corruption advice, and health law. He is a...
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.
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”.
Megan Mackey presents condo case law update
Megan Mackey speaks on “Top Ten 2015 Cases”, an annual case law update presented by the Association of Condominium Managers of Ontario.
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
Peter Milligan presents on administrative tribunals
Peter Milligan is a speaker at CPTA Ontario Chapter Open Forum: Putting the Best Evidence Forward in Assessment Appeals. His presentation is on “When Should Administrative Tribunals Refer Matters to the Courts.”
Sandra Gogal, Amyn Lalji, Morgan Camley and Kennedy Bear Robe will be participating on a panel addressing the topic of commercial arrangements in Ontario, BC, Alberta and the Yukon with aboriginal communities at the National Aboriginal Business Opportunities Conference 2015.
Pascale Cloutier will be presenting on “Franchise Litigation: How Recent Canadian Decisions Will Impact Your Practice” at the Ontario Bar Association Franchise Law section’s Annual General Meeting.
Christine O’Donohue will be presenting at Insight’s 5th Workplace Discipline & Termination conference.
Daniel Strigberger, Helen Friedman, Ashleigh Leon, Caroline Meyer, Gabe Flatt and Monika Bolejszo lead a half day Insurance Institute of Ontario (IIO) seminar on Trends in Litigation.
Tim McGurrin and Rohit Kumar host a Business Growth Seminar at the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
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...
On the hook despite breach of contract
Cambridge Chamber Spectrum
Last quarter, my colleague Rohit Kumar wrote in this column about the landmark decision made by the Supreme Court of Canada in Bhasin v. Hrynew. In Bhasin, our highest court proclaimed that a principle of good faith underpins contractual performance...
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...
The Risks and Rewards of Buying at an Auction
Equine Consumers' Guide 2016, p. 22-26
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
Getting the Deal Through
Asset Recovery (Canadian Chapter)
Horse Boarding: The Value of Written Boarding Agreements
Equine Consumers' Guide, 2015
Business Agreements and Limitation Periods
MT Litigation Blog
Reframing the Refusal Motion: An Interesting Approach
A common occurrence in a litigation file is the refusal of a question posed during an examination for discovery. In some cases, the evidence underlying the question refused could be pivotal to the outcome of the litigation. In other cases,...