McEwan Partners brings together Ken McEwan K.C., Bob Cooper K.C., and Emily Kirkpatrick, three leading Chambers Canada and Lexpert-ranked litigators, to lead a new corporate, commercial, and securities litigation boutique.

Our lawyers include members of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, and Litigation Counsel of America, and four former law clerks. Our lawyers are consistently recognized by peer review agencies including Lexpert, Benchmark, Who’s Who, Best Lawyers in Canada™, and Martindale Hubbell.  Recent industry highlights include:

  • 2021 and 2022 Benchmark BC Firm of the Year
  • 2021 Benchmark Canadian Litigation Boutique of the Year
  • 2021 Lexpert Leading Litigation Firm
  • two lawyers recognized as Canada’s Top 50 Trial Lawyers
  • three lawyers in the Legal 500
  • Chambers Band 1 for Litigation in British Columbia
  • a lawyer in Who’s Who Commercial Litigation for 2022 and 2023.

In addition to all our lawyers acting as counsel, our senior lawyers also arbitrate and mediate disputes. Two are members of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and one an author of Commercial Arbitration in Canada and contributing author to A Practitioner’s Guide to Commercial Arbitration.

Our lawyers are active in the legal community, regularly contributing to publications and to student and continuing education programs, including authoring the third edition of Sopinka on the Trial of an Action and serving as an adjunct professor of law teaching advanced trial advocacy at the University of British Columbia. Our lawyers are involved in legal organizations, including the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch) and the Advocates’ Society, both as members, on committees, and in leadership roles, including serving on the Board of Directors of the Advocates’ Society.

Although we now practice as a litigation boutique, many of our lawyers have experience in full service corporate commercial firms working closely with business lawyers on complex securities and corporate litigation and arbitration. We are focused on client results, equipped for both complex and straightforward matters, and have the experience and judgement to know the difference.