Founded in 1988, Hill Sokalski Walsh LLP is a boutique litigation firm in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada offering litigation services for local, national and international clients. HSW consists of 10 lawyers and its counsel The Honourable Richard J. Scott, O.M. Q.C., making it the largest litigation firm in Winnipeg, and the largest litigation boutique between Toronto and Calgary.
Over the past few years, the partners in the firm have been involved in leading cases in Manitoba on oppression remedies under the Canada Business Corporations Act and The Corporations Act (Manitoba) and in the economic torts, especially the tort of wrongfully inducing a breach of contract.
The firm continues its longstanding representation of property and casualty insurers, and, on occasion, has represented insureds in direct first party claims against their insurers.
Human rights issues, complaints and adjudications for and in front of the Human Rights Commission, as well as involvement in respectful workplace issues, have become a common source of work for one of our partners.
Another of our partners also acts for local and national media in matters of defamation and the like.
Securities litigation and securities regulation matters together with lawsuits over the misappropriation of funds by financial advisors, registered brokers and the like, have also involved members of the firm.
The firm has significant experience in emergency applications such as all types of applications for interlocutory injunctions (including Mareva and Anton Pillar) and has the capacity to act immediately in such matters.
As the largest litigation boutique in Winnipeg, we regularly receive referrals from other lawyers and law firms, both large and small, and from both inside Manitoba and on a national scale. The firm offers its litigation services to a wide range of local, regional, national and international clients.
The firm has been recognized by Lexpert, Canadian Lawyer Magazine and Benchmark Canada, as the leading litigation lawyers in Winnipeg.
Updated March 2023