Founded in Vancouver in 1979, Whitelaw Twining started as a small, boutique law firm with three partners. Since the beginning, we’ve pushed beyond standard litigation to find progressive, creative solutions for our clients.
Culture: Driven, progressive, creativewe don’t settle for how things have always been done. We’re doing away with traditional law firm hierarchies, choosing collaboration over competition and balance over burnout. From support staff to senior partners, we work side-by-side, sharing successes as a team.
Approach: We work closely with every client to determine their needs and find the most efficient and effective resolution. We think outside the box, finding creative solutions that improve cycle times, and we share updates every step along the way. With an eye on data and analytics, we are continually improving our processes to give you the best service possible.
Expertise: When it comes to litigation, we don’t do one-size-fits allwe are industry leaders in 27 areas of law. We have a deep understanding of what makes each sector unique, allowing us to specialize our services and achieve the best results possible.
Offices: We are headquartered in downtown Vancouver, BC with locations in Surrey, Victoria, and Calgary, AB. Our spaces are designed to be open, collaborative and inspiringand we all share the view.
Founded in 1907, Harper Grey LLP is a mid-size Vancouver, BC based business and litigation law firm. They have a long tradition of excellence, are one of the most well-established law firms in BC and are ranked by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of the top ten regional firms in Western Canada.
Harper Grey has an exceptional reputation. They are committed to delivering the highest quality legal work and counsel and many of their lawyers are recognized among the top practitioners in their areas of expertise by Benchmark Litigation, Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Canada and Lexpert.
At Harper Grey, you’ll find 85 lawyers advising across 23 practice areas helping clients navigate complex legal issues by providing transactional and business advice, litigation and dispute resolution services. Their size and diversity of practice allows them to represent a broad spectrum of clients including private individuals, large institutional organizations, emerging businesses and mature companies spanning a range of industries.
Harper Grey’s global reach is extended through their membership in the TAGLaw legal network, giving their clients access to top regional firms and expertise in jurisdictions around the world.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE
Business Law: The Harper Grey Business Law Group advises individuals and international, national and regional corporations and other business entities in a broad range of business and investment areas. Their transactional experience includes: business acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, secured transactions, commercial and residential conveyancing, real estate development, and leasing. The lawyers in this group bring a wealth of experience and knowledge and are passionate about providing counsel, guidance and creative and practical solutions to start-ups, emerging and also mature companies to help them achieve their objectives. Several lawyers are also experienced in the area of wills and estates, serving clients and beneficiaries who may or may not reside in British Columbia.
Commercial Litigation: This group has significant experience working with large corporations, medium-sized firms and owner-operated companies. Client needs served include: contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, including oppression remedies and derivative actions, securities litigation, real estate litigation, construction litigation, including builders’ liens actions, estate litigation, employment litigation, products liability litigation, enforcement of security, including foreclosures and debenture holders’ actions, and municipal disputes.
Environmental Law: Clients seek Harper Grey’s advice on a wide range of environmental issues from contaminated sites to sick building syndrome to cross-border disputes. Harper Grey has senior, experienced counsel who provide a practical approach to the most complex environmental matters, including cost recovery actions, directors’ and officers’ liability, property development and transactions, and environmental insurance coverage issues.
Professional Liability Defence: Harper Grey has, for many years, been the recognized leader in the defence of professionals facing liability issues. They act for doctors, lawyers, accountants, architects and engineers. They also provide administrative law advice for professionals facing disciplinary action.
Construction Law: Harper Grey takes a practical approach to disputes arising from the construction industry, enabling effective solutions in matters such as allegations of professional negligence, professional disciplinary matters, contractual disputes, leaking condominium issues, commercial real estate disputes and risk management advice.
Administrative Law: Public scrutiny over ethical issues for professionals has increased dramatically over the past several years. Harper Grey provides advice and assistance to professionals in their dealings with governance issues, ethical obligations and responsibilities, and represents them before a wider range of regulatory bodies.
Health Law: Harper Grey is the leader in civil litigation defence for medical practitioners in British Columbia and has been involved in all leading litigation regarding the standard of medical care, medical products, litigation consent issues and limitation issues.
Insurance Law: Harper Grey works with insurance companies and their insureds in all areas of insurance law. Members of the group have developed specialized expertise in various areas, such as: professional errors and omissions, commercial and personal general liability, property damage, directors’ and officers’ liability, life and disability insurance, defamation, subrogation, sexual abuse claims, and transportation related issues.
Bankruptcy and Insolvency: Acting for individual and corporate debtors in financial difficulty, Harper Grey has the skill, insight and experience to resolve debt problems. The group also provides advice and representation to secured and unsecured creditors, receivers, liquidators, and trustees in bankruptcy.
McMillan is a business law firm serving public, private and not-for-profit clients across key industries in Canada, the United States and internationally. With recognized expertise and acknowledged leadership in major business sectors, we provide solution-oriented legal advice through our offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Hong Kong.
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McMillan’s Litigation Group is one of Canada’s leading domestic and cross-border corporate commercial litigation firms. Our lawyers are recognized for their creativity and effectiveness in bringing disputes to satisfactory conclusions, both inside and outside the courts. And with specialists in key areas such as competition, intellectual property, real estate, securities and other areas, McMillan’s Litigation Group always strives to deliver a complete solution – no matter the nature of your corporate or commercial disputes.
As experienced litigators, we always assess risk and opportunities before advising clients on the likelihood of success and helping them weigh their options. We also understand that litigation is not always the preferred option, and help clients pursue a full range of resolution avenues including early negotiated settlements and alternative dispute resolution methods. If we proceed to court, however, we are recognized for our ability to tenaciously advance our clients’ commercial interests.
Guild Yule LLP traces its origins back to 1924. For over 90 years we have maintained our reputation as a firm which offers the highest quality professional services. Known for our strength and experience in insurance coverage and defence, and related litigation matters, we work to maintain the values and standards set by earlier generations of counsel. We are comprised of a dynamic group of lawyers who practice law in a spirit of collegiality; proud of our past, committed to maintaining the trust of our clients, and continuing to earn the respect of our peers.
In addition to Benchmark Litigation, our work has earned us peer recognition in Lexpert, Martindale Hubbell and Best Lawyers in Canada publications.