Our lawyers have appeared before all levels of courts and administrative tribunals in Canada, bringing to each case a practical and thorough knowledge of litigation, mediation and arbitration strategies, tactics and procedures. Our work has resulted in hundreds of reported decisions from provincial trial and appeal courts, the Federal Court, the Tax Court and the Supreme Court of Canada, and we have significant experience in private arbitrations and mediations including ICC and AAA arbitrations.
"The lawyers at Bennett Jones quite brilliant and at the top of their field."
The disputes in which we act are as diverse as the clients whom we represent. From shareholder disputes, loan enforcement, breach of contract and bankruptcy litigation to libel and slander, professional negligence and energy co-ownership and royalty disputes, we bring extensive industry knowledge and finely honed advocacy skills to each file. We have represented clients in many precedent-setting landmark cases. For example, we recently acted for the senior bondholders of Stelco Inc. in connection with Stelco's reorganization under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada) and the Canada Business Corporations Act, and for Hollinger International and the Special Committee of Hollinger International in connection with a proceeding before the Ontario Securities Commission opposing the privatization of Hollinger Inc.
"Commentators regard Bennett Jones as 'a strong Calgary firm with a strong Toronto office.'"
For us, teamwork is key. We work closely with colleagues throughout the firm to provide the background and resources required for each client's needs, also tapping the resources of external experts such as accountants, forensic investigators, valuators and other consultants when necessary. Organizational skills are critical to the success of any claim, so our capabilities include expert document management, the judicious yet efficient use of cutting-edge courtroom technology, and the implementation of effective communications strategies to help clients win both in the traditional courts and in the court of public opinion.