The 2020 edition of Benchmark Canada is live. The complete lists of firm rankings, litigation stars and future stars is available to the public. Editorial analyses of the ranked firms are also being published online on a rolling priority basis. An accompanying counterpart print copy of the edition will be going to press at the end of April.

Congratulations to all who have been selected for their respective honors, as competition has been particularly stiff as of late! As always, it was a fascinating process to traverse several provinces throughout Canada in conducting our on-the-ground research throughout the fall and winter of 2019-early 2020. The litigation landscape continues to morph and evolve right in front of us each time, and we make it our goal to capture and document these market undulations to the best of our ability. Kudos to the many firms and practitioners who met with us or otherwise participated in our research process. Your input is invaluable in the maintenance of credibility and integrity in our reporting. Thank you especially to the firms that were generous enough to sponsor our efforts through their financial support, which allows us to persevere and grow. We are grateful and also consider ourselves very fortunate to have been able to conduct our meetings in Canada prior to the recent unfortunate events, which has thrown so much into uncertainty. The fact that the Benchmark Canada show must go on is not something we take for granted.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, our live Benchmark Canada awards ceremony (which was supposed to have occurred on April 2) has been shelved this season shortlist here, we will be announcing the winners through an online webinar May 28th and look forward to welcoming you all virtually and then in the fall for a toast at our cocktail reception. Lastly, please watch this space for the Top 25 Women Litigators and the Top Litigators 40 and Under in Canada, both of which are due to be published in July.

Stay tuned for the announcement of Benchmark Canada`s Top 50 Trial Lawyer list coming next week.

Be well and stay safe,
The Benchmark team