The lawyers of McEwan Partners are recognized leaders in class action defence, having successfully represented clients in precedent-setting decisions.
External recognition attests to the quality and depth of our class action experience. Lexpert and Best Lawyers recognize Ken McEwan Q.C. and Craig Dennis Q.C. as leaders in the area of class actions, and Best Lawyers named Ken McEwan Q.C. its class actions lawyer of the year in Vancouver for 2018. Ken has previously been twice nominated by Benchmark for National Class Action lawyer of the year.
We understand the litigation risks as well as the potential reputation risk and other business concerns for a company facing a class action.
Our class action experience spans a range of matters, including (i) price fixing and other anti-competitive behaviors, (ii) cyber-security and breach of privacy, (iii) product liability, (iv) securities including secondary market liability, (v) consumer marketing and business practices, and (vi) employment and employee benefits.
Our courtroom experience has served clients at all levels of court, at first instance, and on appeal. Our lawyers have appeared before appellate courts in British Columbia and Ontario, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. One of the leading class actions decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada (Sun-Rype Products Limited v. Archer Daniels Midland Company, 2013 SCC 58) was argued by Ken McEwan, Q.C. and Eileen Patel.
Our lawyers regularly act in multi-jurisdictional cases. We work closely with other Canadian as well as U.S. and other international law firms to provide coordinated representation and the highest level of client service. We have extensive experience identifying and working with a broad range of expert witnesses to assist in the defence of class actions. Our firm embraces the use of technology and innovation to handle large volumes of documents and we have worked collaboratively with legal service providers to reduce the cost of discovery.