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What the team is known for Litigation boutique that is highly regarded for its strength in appellate work. The firm also operates an active trial practice and is often sought after for its experience of complex commercial litigation and class action proceedings. It acts for both plaintiffs and defendants, representing private individuals, businesses and institutions. Notable recent success in cases in which it has been retained at appellate stage.
Strengths Clients speak highly of the group's "excellent client service with quick turnarounds on requests. Everything they produce is of high quality."
Others similarly praise the team's "very clever and brilliant advocates" and champion the team as "masters of tactics and strategy in anything involving an appeal."
Sources are quick to highlight
Paul Pape as an "outstanding lawyer" whose "legal analysis is remarkable." He possesses a formidable reputation as a commercial litigator which he has fashioned over decades of practice. He enjoys particular renown for his handling of appellate cases, and is recognised as a "first-rate appeals lawyer."
Shantona Chaudhury attracts plaudits from commentators as "one of the best young civil appellate advocates in Canada." She is further praised as being "very driven, efficient and client-focused." She has a practice focus on appellate cases as part of her wider commercial litigation practice.