McDougall Gauley LLP

Litigation Department

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What the team is known for A first-class team of seasoned litigators operating out of Regina and Saskatoon. Offers skilful representation in general commercial litigation, with notable strength in class action defence. Further areas of expertise include insurance, construction and product liability litigation. Can frequently be seen working on interprovincial litigation files.

Strengths Sources acknowledge the team as a "really strong firm" in litigation, with one interviewee saying: "They are excellent lawyers. They are great with clients, and what they say carries a lot of weight with judges."

Notable practitioners

Amanda Quayle is regarded as a "good, steady hand" on litigation files. Her focus areas include class actions, commercial litigation and arbitration.

Sources say Gordon Kuski QC is "top of the list" for dispute resolution in Saskatchewan, mentioning his "excellent skills" in advocacy. He possesses broad experience handling all manner of disputes, being expert in commercial and corporate trials, class actions and insurance litigation.

Murray Sawatzky QC is particularly noted for being "excellent counsel on construction litigation," frequently acting for project owners, construction companies, engineers and bonding companies. Sources describe him as being a "pleasure to deal with."

Robert Kennedy is considered a "very capable litigator" and a "lawyers' lawyer," practising in business litigation, professional negligence and malpractice, administrative and public law as well as insurance litigation.