Benchmark Canada has recognized Emily Kirkpatrick and Owen James as leading litigators age forty or under in its annual 40 & Under Hot List. This designation is reserved for the most notable up-and-coming litigators in Canada. Lawyers named to Benchmark’s hot list have earned praise from clients and peers regarding the quality of their work and were selected by Benchmark following a review of their case work, peer reviews and a consideration of client feedback on their performance. Emily and Owen are two of only 16 British Columbia lawyers on the list. McEwan Partners was previously named Canadian litigation boutique of the year.