Nathanson, Schachter & Thompson LLP

Litigation Department

British Columbia
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What the team is known for Top-tier dispute resolution practice recognised for its ability to handle a wide range of contentious matters in BC. Its client roster consists of a number of prestigious names, including companies in the natural resources, consumer technology, transportation, construction and financial services industries. Offers significant expertise in commercial, securities and shareholder disputes, with additional proficiency in competition litigation, appellate proceedings, white-collar crime, professional negligence and class actions.

Strengths The firm is acknowledged for its "very strong offering" in dispute resolution, its team being composed of "pre-eminent practitioners" as well as "really good junior talent."

One source commented: "The whole group is the epitome of a wonderful barrister firm and delightful to deal with."

Notable practitioners

Irwin Nathanson QC commands significant respect in the market as a "top-tier" litigation lawyer, described as "top-notch on any benchmark you could look at." He has extensive experience handling all manner of business disputes for his clients, including high-profile class actions, and is recognised as a go-to counsel for his representation in professional negligence cases.

Market commentators recommend James MacInnis as a "strong all-round commercial litigator." His trial and appellate experience encompasses disputes stemming from construction, professional negligence and defamation, in addition to general commercial issues.

Randall Hordo QC is frequently mandated for his experience in commercial and partnership disputes, securities litigation, professional negligence and class action suits. He is also recognised for his counsel on litigation concerning aviation product liability and catastrophic personal injury.

Stephen Schachter QC is highly regarded in BC and throughout Canada for his stellar courtroom appearances. He is highly versed in the full range of disputes, from general business disputes to class actions, professional negligence, securities and pensions litigation.