Peacock Linder Halt & Mack legal team provides highly skilled and effective litigation and dispute resolution services to its clients. We have built a strong reputation for successful advocacy and achieve superior, effective results. Our firm is comprised of a dedicated team of lawyers from diverse backgrounds who provide litigation advice and associated services to individuals, corporations and institutions from Alberta, throughout Canada, and around the world.
Founded in 1994 to service the litigation needs of the Calgary legal and business communities, a significant part of the work we do originates from other law firms who recognize that our highly-skilled and litigation-focused team will serve their clients’ litigation needs in circumstances (such as conflicts of interest) where they cannot act themselves.
The confidence in our team shown by our legal peers has always been a source of great pride for our firm.
Our partners are experienced trial and appellate lawyers who have appeared in all levels of court in Alberta, as well as at the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada. They have represented clients in mediations and arbitrations both domestic and international, and many of our partners have acted as mediators and arbitrators in complex commercial disputes.
Bennett Jones is consistently recognized for its expertise in domestic and cross-border litigation. The firm is known for its uncompromising strength in the areas of competition and antitrust, securities, class actions, energy, commercial, intellectual property, fraud, construction, restructuring/insolvency, employment, health, and professional negligence litigation and has prominent practitioners in alternate dispute resolution, including international commercial arbitration. We are committed to working with our clients to develop an effective and cost-efficient strategy to identify and achieve their unique goals in the prosecution and defense of business disputes.
With more than 100 lawyers practicing commercial litigation nationally, Bennett Jones litigators have significant experience in all aspects of dispute resolution, and have leading reputations before courts and tribunals. We represent some of Canada's largest corporations, including energy producers, and technology and telecommunications companies, and are skilled in conducting commercial arbitrations, including those involving issues in the oil and gas, mining and construction industries. Our litigation practice is supported by the considerable strength of our appellate advocacy and judicial review practice which provides clients and referring counsel with specialized and strategic advice on all aspects of cases on appeal or under judicial review.
We are frequently retained by major domestic and international corporations in the defense of class actions. Representing parties at every stage of the lawsuit, from pre-certification motions and applications through to trial, we bring to each phase coordinated strategies and effective communications to streamline the litigation process. We also advise clients on mitigating their class action risk and proactively monitor trends in prospective class action developments.
Recognizing that many disputes are settled prior to trial, our commercial and technical expertise provides another valuable set of skills to the negotiation and settlement of litigation. Our team approach ensures that we provide the most timely, effective and innovative support to our clients. Our lawyers' reputations, contributions to Canadian case law, and distinguished history of service have resulted in top rankings in all major legal directories for many of our litigators, in a multitude of litigation practice areas.
Bennett Jones reflects the integrity and professional excellence of the firm’s Founding Partners. Over the years, the firm has produced some of Canada’s most accomplished legal and business leaders, fostering values that established it as one of Canada’s most successful business law firms. The firm prides itself on offering clients innovative, strategic and forward-thinking approaches to legal and regulatory challenges and opportunities. Mutual respect and independent thought are cornerstones of client and colleague interactions. Bennett Jones is proud to have been recognized for20 consecutive years as one of Canada’s Best Employers.
Jensen Shawa Solomon Duguid Hawkes LLP (known as “JSS Barristers”) is a distinguished litigation firm known for providing high-quality trial representation and advocacy across multiple industries and practice areas, including general corporate & commercial litigation matters, construction claims, oil & gas disputes, data & privacy protection, arbitration & mediations, and class-action suits on both the plaintiff and defendant sides.
JSS Barristers is consistently recognized by peers and clients alike for our bench strength and experience in handling complex litigation matters. Of particular note is the wide variety of files that are handled by our lawyers. From class actions arising out of privacy and data breaches to restructuring and insolvency litigation, our lawyers can draw upon a broad experience base to find the best solution for our clients in all industries.
Our lawyers have appeared at all levels of court in Alberta and Canada, as well as before various regulatory bodies such as the Alberta Securities Commission and the Law Society of Alberta.
In addition to litigation, the firm also boasts extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution. Multiple partners within the firm are admitted fellows to the UK-based Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and are consistently called upon to adjudicate as sole arbitrator, panel member and panel chair.
The office of JSS Barrister is home to a state-of-the-art arbitration room, complete with video recording capabilities and private breakout rooms, providing the necessary amenities and services to accommodate the needs of all parties involved. JSS Barristers takes great pride in the reputation that we have earned in the legal community in the form of work referrals. Our referrals come from a variety of sources: former clients have been valuable advocates for us when they know someone in need, as well as conflicted-out lawyers who entrust us with the well-being of their clients.
BLG is widely recognized as Canada’s foremost litigation law firm, with a national team of more than 400 advocates helping clients with everything from appellate advocacy to trade disputes.
More than 400 advocates
500+ trials, arbitrations, tribunal hearings
Defended 100s of class actions
32 specialty areas
2022 Benchmark Highly Recommended Firm in all of our regions
2022 Benchmark Insurance Firm of the Year
2021 and 2022 Benchmark Health Law/Medical Firm of the Year
Offices in Canada’s 5 largest cities
Bilingual in English and French
Celebrating 200 years in 2023
When the stakes are highest, organizations from across Canada and around the world trust us to help solve their problems. From claims that interrupt day-to-day activities to bet-the-company litigation, we understand the issues that keep our clients up at night, using this knowledge as the foundation for responsive, strategic and practical advice.
Complex, precedent-setting, novel cases in specialized areas of the law—particularly when they make it to the Supreme Court—are how we’ve built our reputation. We use this experience to advocate for the best outcomes for organizations of all sizes, from tech start-ups defending their IP to global automakers facing a class action. We use mediation, arbitration and eDiscovery technology, when appropriate, to increase efficiency and decrease cost. We are smart, resourceful, creative, driven, humble and always civil.
We are the external partner that feels like part of the in-house team. And clients never get just one of us—because behind every BLG advocate is the most powerful group of litigators and legal staff in Canada.