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Lenczner Slaght

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5 ranked lawyersBand 2Nationwide - CanadaCanada 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Lenczner Slaght is an esteemed Ontario-based litigation boutique that offers deep expertise in healthcare trial work. The firm also regularly represents professional regulatory bodies in the health sector. It is particularly well regarded for its representation of Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) member physicians in medical malpractice cases. Its lawyers also offer complementary strength in product liability proceedings in the pharmaceutical sector.

Strengths

"They are a real force to be reckoned with," recalled one commentator, while another said: "The firm is excellent from top to bottom."

One impressed observer said: "They are tremendous overall litigators, but it is their direct, practical approach to cases that I admire most."

Work highlights

As provincial counsel to the CMPA, a team led by Tom Curry represented an individual physician in a medical negligence case involving cerebral palsy in newborn triplets.

Notable practitioners

Matthew Sammon has significant experience in representing physicians in medical malpractice suits as well as before disciplinary bodies.
"Matthew Sammon is an excellent litigation and legal strategist." "He has a great reputation for handling difficult litigation matters, particularly those that are likely to go to trial."

Paul-Erik Veel has a growing healthcare practice, working on medical malpractice cases as well as product liability class action proceedings.
"He is a creative thinker and creates bulletproof narratives for affiants." "Paul-Erik Veel thinks of all potential issues and finds practical solutions to complex problems."

Rebecca Jones enters the rankings as a lawyer with a burgeoning reputation in professional liability litigation in the healthcare industry. She also assists with workplace investigations and has an active public law practice.

Risa Kirshblum has significant experience representing individual physicians in complex professional negligence and medical malpractice lawsuits.
"She is always completely prepared and efficient in her approach, and is a subject matter expert." "Risa Kirshblum is such a deep thinker and is also highly strategic."

Versatile litigator Tom Curry has represented a wide array of parties in the healthcare sector, including physicians and pharmaceutical companies. He is frequently engaged as lead defence counsel in complex medical malpractice lawsuits.

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Overview

Lenczner Slaght has one of the leading professional liability practices in Canada, representing clients in diverse fields across a broad landscape of regulatory, civil and quasi-criminal matters.

We defend professionals before disciplinary and regulatory tribunals and in all levels of the courts across the country. We also prosecute professional disciplinary cases for many regulatory colleges and governing bodies. In addition, we act as general counsel to several of those bodies, providing strategic advice, policy recommendations and counsel on drafting regulatory frameworks with regard to professional registration, fitness to practise, the handling of complaints and discipline.

Lenczner Slaght's clients in the professional liability arena include a number of Ontario's regulated health profession colleges, along with several provincial law societies and various other bodies.

Through our frequent role as general counsel we have gained unique insight into the current and emerging issues facing Canada's professions. This first-hand knowledge brings unmatched relevance to our strategic perspectives and practical advice.

Healthcare

Lenczner Slaght

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Location

130 Adelaide Street West

Suite 2600

Toronto

Ontario

Canada

ON M5H 3P5

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Nationwide - Canada

Healthcare: Contentious


Matthew Sammon
Band 4
Paul-Erik Veel
Up and Coming
Rebecca Jones
Up and Coming
Risa Kirshblum
Band 2