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Canada Nationwide - Canada Healthcare: Contentious

Healthcare covers a wide range of work, including transactional, advisory and contentious matters. By its nature it is extremely wide-ranging, often leading lawyers to consolidate expertise in specialist areas such as procurement, commissioning, healthcare technology or financing work. Transactional work is primarily the sale and purchase of some or all of a health system or health insurance company. Law firms advise on competition issues and assorted regulatory matters for clients such as hospitals, health systems and insurance companies. In Canada healthcare litigation includes a strong focus on medical malpractice defence. This section also takes into account healthcare privacy and mental health law, as well as healthcare human resources and labour relations law. Please also see Product Liability for litigation arising from pharmaceutical and medical devices defects. The regulation of these areas also features in our life sciences chapter.

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Band 1
  1. Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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    Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
    Healthcare: Contentious
    Canada 2023 | Band 1 | 3 Years Ranked
    The healthcare practice at Borden Ladner Gervais is renowned for its unparalleled bench strength across Canada, as well as its ability to provide high-quality legal advice and representation across the entire health sector. Its diverse client base includes medical clinics, long-term care facilities, hospitals and pharmacies. The health law group has proven skill across a broad array of healthcare matters including privacy and IT, governance, medical malpractice litigation and corporate transactions, with additional expertise in specialist areas such as child and adolescent health.
  2. Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
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    Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
    Healthcare: Contentious
    Canada 2023 | Band 1 | 3 Years Ranked
    Gowling WLG is an eminent law firm in the Canadian healthcare sector, renowned for its role as general counsel to the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA). The medical defence and health law team enjoys a strong reputation for its representation of physicians in medical malpractice cases in Ontario, Alberta and Nunavut. The group also acts as trusted counsel on regulatory and policy concerns at federal and provincial levels, as well as acting for health organisations and non-profits across the spectrum of corporate and commercial issues.
  3. McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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    McCarthy Tétrault LLP
    Healthcare: Contentious
    Canada 2023 | Band 1 | 3 Years Ranked
    McCarthy Tétrault is a prominent national law firm that is identified for its depth of expertise in medical negligence claims and other health-related litigation. The healthcare team regularly acts for the Canadian Medical Protective Association in Ontario and Québec, as well as representing a range of other healthcare clients, including community facilities, private healthcare providers and suppliers. The firm stands out for its expert handling of complex health issues, including end of life cases, regulatory health matters, privacy law and transactions.
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Band 2
  1. Bennett Jones LLP
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    Bennett Jones LLP
    Healthcare: Contentious
    Canada 2023 | Band 2 | 3 Years Ranked
    Bennett Jones possesses a robust litigation group that enjoys a strong reputation for its experience of medical malpractice defence. Noted for its representation of health professionals in Alberta, the firm's practice spans regulatory and corporate transactional matters, as well as providing support to medical service providers and hospitals.
  2. Harper Grey LLP
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    Harper Grey LLP
    Healthcare: Contentious
    Canada 2023 | Band 2 | 3 Years Ranked
    Harper Grey is highly regarded for its work on behalf of physicians, surgeons and other health specialists in British Columbia. The Vancouver-based law firm also represents medical clients in litigation in the Yukon. Its health law and professional regulation groups assist with both civil litigation and professional regulation issues and its lawyers are also heavily involved with regard to end of life issues. The firm acts as business counsel to a range of clients including medical device and technology companies.
  3. Lenczner Slaght
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    Lenczner Slaght
    Healthcare: Contentious
    Canada 2023 | Band 2 | 3 Years Ranked
    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.
  4. Lerners LLP
    Healthcare: Contentious
    Canada 2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. McKercher LLP
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    McKercher LLP
    Healthcare: Contentious
    Canada 2023 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    With a respected healthcare department across its offices in Saskatoon and Regina, McKercher is regularly deployed in provincial medical malpractice and negligence cases on behalf of the Canadian Medical Protective Association.
  2. Cox & Palmer
    Healthcare: Contentious
    Canada 2023 | Band 3
  3. MLT Aikins LLP
    Healthcare: Contentious
    Canada 2023 | Band 3
  4. Rosen Sunshine LLP
    Healthcare: Contentious
    Canada 2023 | Band 3