Our lawyers are recognized for their litigation expertise – gained through years of experience litigating cases at every level of court, before more than 25 different administrative and regulatory bodies, and as both counsel and neutrals at many arbitration and mediation proceedings.

McEwan Partners lawyers are known for providing exceptional strategic litigation advice backed by winning advocacy skills. Our lawyers are ranked among the best by our peers and colleagues, and we recruit and mentor lawyers who are equally committed to maintaining a high standard in their practices.

Our lawyers include former judicial clerks, including three in the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition, our lawyers have been inducted to the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, and the Litigation Counsel of America.

McEwan Partners and its lawyers are honoured to be recognized by peer review agencies including Chambers Canada, Martindale, Lexpert, Benchmark, Who’s Who, Best Lawyers in Canada™, The Legal 500 Series, and The Globe and Mail’s list of Best Lawyers in Canada.

Our lawyers hold rankings in Canada’s top 50 trial lawyers, top 500 leading lawyers in Canada, and top 100 leading cross-border litigators in Canada. Our firm has been named Canadian Litigation Boutique of the Year (Benchmark Canada, 2018, 2019, 2021) and British Columbia Firm of the Year (Benchmark Canada, 2020, through 2022). In addition, we are home to multiple Lawyer of the Year awards in practice areas, including administrative law, corporate and commercial litigation, product liability and class action litigation.

Below you will find a complete list of the firm’s awards and recognition.

Ken McEwan, K.C. ranked as a leading practitioner in the 2023 Lexpert®/ALM 500 guide

January 10, 2023

Ken McEwan, K.C. recognized in the Lexpert / ALM 500 Guide to Canadian Lawyers
Ken McEwan, K.C. is honoured to be ranked as a leading lawyer in the highly competitive practice area of corporate commercial litigation in the 2023 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. 

The Lexpert®/ALM 500 offers American and other purchasers of legal services a research-backed resource for evaluating and selecting Canadian legal counsel. The ALM 500 is based on an extensive peer review survey process, and lawyers named comprise the exclusive group that ranked highest in the survey in practice areas of importance to an American audience of attorneys, corporate counsel and other professionals.

Emily Kirkpatrick receives Lexpert® Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40 Award

November 22, 2022

Emily Kirkpatrick was named one of Canada’s Leading Lawyers under 40 as part of Lexpert’s Rising Stars awards for 2022.

The award honours Canadian lawyers from law firms, in-house departments, government, and academia for their outstanding contributions in their legal careers to date. Learn more HERE.

McEwan Partners Acknowledged on The Globe and Mail’s list of Canada’s Best Law Firms 2023

November 17, 2022

McEwan Partners is honoured to be included on The Globe and Mail list of Canada’s Best Law Firms 2023 for our work in Dispute Resolution (Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations).

This is the second year that The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine has partnered with Statista to determine which law firms in Canada are held in the highest esteem by their colleagues. The results reflect the 200 firms that received the highest number of recommendations from others in their field.

The awards list was announced on November 15th, 2022 and can currently be viewed on The Globe and Mail website HERE.

McEwan Partners Recognized in The Legal 500 Series 2023

November 14, 2022

McEwan Partners is proud to be recognized by The Legal 500 Canada 2023 edition in the following categories:

  • Dispute Resolution in British Columbia:
    • (Tier 2) McEwan Partners
    • Leading Individuals in B.C. – Robert Cooper, KC, Kenneth McEwan, KC
    • Next Generation Partners in B.C. – Emily Kirkpatrick
    • Rising Stars in B.C. – Eric Aitken

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Click here to visit the official announcement and to learn more about the rankings.

About The Legal 500 Series

The Legal 500 Series is widely acknowledged as the world’s largest independent legal referral guide. Firms and individuals are recommended purely on merit and the guide highlights the practice area teams who are providing the most cutting-edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel.

The Legal 500 analyses the strengths of law firms in over 150 jurisdictions, with a comprehensive research programme revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market.

Ken McEwan, K.C., Bob Cooper, K.C., and Craig Dennis, K.C. selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Canada™ 2023

September 1, 2022

McEwan Partners is honoured that Ken McEwan, K.C., Bob Cooper, K.C., and Craig Dennis, K.C. have been listed in the 17th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada™. Ken, Bob, and Craig are consistently recognized by their peers for their legal talent.

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Securities Law
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability Law

Craig Dennis, K.C. named Lawyer of the Year for Class Action Litigation, Vancouver and recognized for his work by Best Lawyers in Canada™

August 30, 2022

The 17th Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada™ is out and we are delighted to announce that Craig Dennis, K.C. has been named Lawyer of the Year for Class Action Litigation, Vancouver.

Craig has been recognize in Best Lawyers in Canada™ since 2013 including being named Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Law, Vancouver (2022) and Administrative and Public Law, Vancouver (2015 and 2018).

Recognition in Best Lawyers® is based solely on peer review. The methodology captures the consensus of leading lawyers on the professional abilities of their colleagues practicing in the same geographic location and practice area. Lawyer of the Year is awarded to only one lawyer for each specialty and location, and it is an honour to be selected.

Congratulations, Craig!

Eric Aitken is recognized as One to Watch (2023) by Best Lawyers ®

August 25, 2022

McEwan Partners is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, Eric Aitken has been recognized as One to Watch (2023) by  The Best Lawyers in Canada™ for expertise in Corporate and Commercial Litigation. The awarded lawyers on the Ones to Watch in Canada list were recommended for their leadership in their disciplines and professionalism in their practice.

Ones to Watch recognize young Canadian lawyers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice. The methodology process is based on nominations, peer voting and in-depth evaluation to provide a list of the top legal talent among newer lawyers. Best Lawyers® has become recognized as a helpful guide to legal excellence; therefore, inclusion in the list is considered a singular honour.

Eric is a partner at the firm with a focus on commercial litigation. He regularly acts as counsel in complex corporate-commercial matters, as well as fraud claims and professional negligence cases.  Eric also serves clients in administrative and regulatory matters including proceedings before the Securities Commission, Health Professions Review Board, and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists.

He is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Vancouver Bar Association.

Eric is part of the next-generation team of experienced lawyers and leaders at McEwan Partners. His recognition reflects our team’s effort to pursue excellence in what we do.

Congratulations Eric!

McEwan Partners captures title of British Columbia Firm of the Year 2022 and collects an Impact Award!

May 26, 2022

Congratulations to everyone at our firm for supplying the dedication and talent that it took to win British Columbia Firm of the Year at the Benchmark Litigation Canada Awards. In the five years since we founded the firm, and in addition to twice being selected as Canadian Boutique Firm of the Year, this is the third year that our firm has been selected to receive this honour from a field of top-flight litigation firms. It is a reflection of a tremendous team effort to provide the best possible litigation services to our clients. Thank you, everyone.

In addition to BC Firm of the Year, McEwan Partners won an Impact Award for our work in Rogers v. Rogers Communications Inc. The Rogers case marks the first time the courts have considered British Columbia provisions which, while unique in the Canadian corporate context have, American antecedents, including provisions providing for the change of board members in a public company by consent of a super-majority of voting shareholders, the requirements for submitting such resolutions, as well the effect of a dual-class shareholder structure on such issues. Rogers was a highly contentious case with the added dimension of intense media attention. New partner Will Stransky was on the Rogers litigation team, with partners Ken McEwan, K.C. and Emily Kirkpatrick, and collected the Impact Award on the firm’s behalf.

View the Benchmark Litigation Canada Award winners here.

Ken McEwan, K.C. captures Canadian Trial Lawyer of the Year 2022 at the Benchmark Canada Awards

May 24, 2022

We are delighted to announce that Ken McEwan has once again been recognized as an exceptional Canadian advocate. Ken was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by Benchmark Litigation at the 10th annual Canada Awards held in Toronto on May 5.  Ken had been named British Columbia Litigator of the Year in seven of the previous nine years.

Benchmark Litigation Canada focuses on identifying Canada’s leading litigation law firms and lawyers and is a hub for in-depth analysis of the players shaping the dynamic practice of litigation in our country.

Congratulations, Ken.

Full list of Benchmark Litigation Canada Awards

McEwan Partners captures 3 spots on Benchmark Litigation’s 2022 list of Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada

April 28, 2022

McEwan Partners is honored to announce that firm partners Ken McEwan, K.C., Bob Cooper, K.C. and Craig Dennis, K.C. have been recognized by Benchmark Litigation Canada as being among the Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada 2022.

For us, this recognition is a reflection of the commitment and dedication of our litigators to serving our clients.

Click to view the McEwan Partners’ full Benchmark Rankings.

Owen James recognized as 2022 Future Star by Benchmark Litigation Canada

April 27, 2022

McEwan Partners is pleased to announce Owen James’ selection as a Future Star in the 2022 edition of Benchmark Litigation Canada. Benchmark recognizes individuals who are repeatedly recommended as exceptional litigators by clients and peers.

Owen’s recognition underscores his experience, professionalism, and growing reputation as effective counsel.

Visit Owen’s Benchmark Canada profile here: https://bit.ly/3rTsPC6

Emily Kirkpatrick recognized as a Litigation Star in the 11th Edition of Benchmark Litigation Canada

April 26, 2022

McEwan Partners is delighted to congratulate Emily Kirkpatrick on being recognized as a Litigation Star in the 2022 edition of Benchmark Litigation Canada. Benchmark recognizes those lawyers recommended consistently as effective litigators by clients and peers.
We are very proud of Emily’s achievement. It demonstrates her expertise and commitment to excellence on behalf of our clients and the profession.

View Emily’s Benchmark Canada profile here: https://bit.ly/3KcEvpX

Ken McEwan, K.C. ranked as a leading practitioner in the 2022 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

March 31, 2022

Ken McEwan, K.C. is honoured to be ranked as a leading lawyer in corporate commercial litigation in the 2022 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.

This year marks the 24th Edition of the Lexpert/ALM 500 Directory that profiles the leaders among the “Most Frequently Recommended” lawyers across Canada based on an extensive, annual peer-review survey.

We are delighted to see that Ken’s diligent and compelling advocacy for our clients has been recognized in the highly competitive corporate commercial litigation bar.

View Ken’s listing here.

View the full Guide here.

Ken McEwan, K.C., Bob Cooper, K.C., and Craig Dennis, K.C. ranked as leading practitioners in the 2022 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

February 28, 2022

The 2022 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory is based on an extensive peer survey to identify leading Canadian practitioners in their respective fields.  Lexpert® deploys a points system to identify leading law firms based on how often a firm’s lawyers are recommended for the practice area in question.

McEwan Partners is recognized as a leader in the highly competitive practice area of Commercial Litigation in Lexpert®’s Who’s Who: Vancouver.

In addition, Ken, Bob, and Craig are recognized and recommended for the practice areas noted below:

Ken McEwan, K.C.

Most Frequently Recommended

  • Litigation – Corporate Commercial

Consistently Recommended

  • Litigation – Directors’ & Officers’ Liability
  • Litigation – Securities

Repeatedly Recommended

  • Litigation – Product Liability

Lexpert® /American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

  • Litigation – Corporate Commercial

Bob Cooper, K.C.

Repeatedly Recommended

  • Litigation – Corporate Commercial
  • Litigation – Securities

Craig Dennis, K.C.

Consistently Recommended

  • Litigation – Corporate Commercial
  • Litigation – Regulatory & Public Law

The Legal 500 Canada Series (2022)

November 23, 2021

McEwan Partners recognized by The Legal 500 Canada Series for dispute resolution expertise in British Columbia in the following categories:

Click here to find out more about the rankings.

     

The Globe and Mail’s Canada’s Best Law Firms (2022)

November 16, 2021

McEwan Partners is honoured to be included on The Globe and Mail’s list of Canada’s Best Law Firms 2022. This prestigious award is presented by The Globe and Mail and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

Canada’s Best Law Firms were selected based on recommendations made by lawyers (peer-to-peer survey) and clients (corporate legal departments) in 28 different fields of law. Approximately 20,000 lawyers as well as in-house lawyers/legal executives working in legal departments of a company across Canada were actively invited to take part in the survey. The Top 200 law firms in Canada were identified based on the number of recommendations they received. View the full list HERE.

Chambers Canada (2022)

September 15, 2021

Chambers Canada recommends leading lawyers and a range of provincial, national and international law firms based across the country for those looking for the most suitable providers of legal services. The Chambers Canada team works with law firms of all sizes, from small local boutique firms to large full-service firms to provide unparalleled insight to clients with various types of legal needs.

McEwan Partners is ranked Band 1 in General Commercial Litigation, 2022

Chambers Canada had this to say about the firm

“McEwan Partners is a market-leading litigation-focused boutique recognised for its significant capabilities across a wide variety of commercial and corporate disputes. The Vancouver-based team features a number of top advocates, with diverse experience covering issues such as product liability, securities litigation and class actions. The firm offers excellent representation to clients in the energy, real estate and financial services sectors, among others.”

The Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually they collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview.

McEwan Partners

Lawyers recognized by Chambers Canada, 2022

Ken McEwan, K.C.

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  • Band 1 General Commercial
  • Band 2 Securities
  • Kenneth McEwan K.C. is a premier litigator who acts on a broad array of corporate and commercial dispute resolution. He is acclaimed for his handling of contentious securities cases and has a wealth of experience in trials at both the provincial and federal levels.”

Robert (Bob) Cooper, K.C.

Bob Cooper

  • Band 2 Securities
  • Band 3 General Commercial
  • “Vancouver-based Bob Cooper K.C. is well known in the BC market for his expertise in securities law. He also operates a busy commercial litigation practice, frequently active in shareholder disputes and arbitration for international and domestic clients.”

Craig Dennis, K.C.

Craig Dennis

  • Band 2 General Commercial

Craig Dennis K.C. in Vancouver is highlighted for his experience in commercial dispute resolution. He regularly acts on professional liability disputes and class action defence, and holds additional expertise in administrative law.”

Emily Kirkpatrick

  • Chambers Up-and-Coming lawyers for 2022.

The Chambers ‘Up and Coming’ category lists those who are driving their firm’s growth as they begin to establish their reputation in the legal profession.

Chambers had the following to say about Emily and her work:

“Emily Kirkpatrick is developing a respected general commercial litigation practice in Vancouver. She has been engaged for representation across a range of areas, including shareholder litigation, property disputes and class action proceedings.”

“Emily Kirkpatrick is an extremely strong counsel.”

McEwan Partners Ranked Band 1 in General Commercial Litigation by Chambers Canada 2022

September 13, 2021

We are very proud to announce that Chambers Canada has ranked McEwan Partners as Band 1 in General Commercial Litigation.

Chambers Canada had this to say about the firm

“McEwan Partners is a market-leading litigation-focused boutique recognised for its significant capabilities across a wide variety of commercial and corporate disputes. The Vancouver-based team features a number of top advocates, with diverse experience covering issues such as product liability, securities litigation and class actions. The firm offers excellent representation to clients in the energy, real estate and financial services sectors, among others.”

The Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually they collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview.

Click here see more about the firm’s 2022 Chambers Canada rankings.

Emily Kirkpatrick Receives 2022 Chambers Up-and-Coming Recognition

September 10, 2021

Emily Kirkpatrick has been named as one of Chambers Up-and-Coming lawyers for 2022.

The Chambers ‘Up and Coming’ category lists those who are driving their firm’s growth as they begin to establish their reputation in the legal profession.

Chambers had the following to say about Emily and her work:

“Emily Kirkpatrick is developing a respected general commercial litigation practice in Vancouver. She has been engaged for representation across a range of areas, including shareholder litigation, property disputes and class action proceedings.”

“Emily Kirkpatrick is an extremely strong counsel.”

Chambers Canada recommends leading lawyers and a range of provincial, national and international law firms based across the country for those looking for the most suitable providers of legal services.

Each firm ranked is based on the Chambers ranking system which are established from the most in-depth market analysis and comprehensive independent research, all carried out by their experienced team of London-based researchers.

The Chambers Canada team works with law firms of all sizes, from small local boutique firms to large full-service firms to provide unparalleled insight to clients with various types of legal needs.

16th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada™ (2022)

September 1, 2021

Ken McEwan, K.C., Bob Cooper, K.C., and Craig Dennis, K.C. are consistently recognized by their peers for their legal talent.

Ken McEwan, K.C. has been recognized since 2006 for his work in:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Securities Law

Bob Cooper, K.C. has been recognized since 2015 for his work in:

  • Class Action Litigation
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Craig Dennis, Q.C. has been recognized since 2013 for his work:

  • Administrative and Public Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability Law  (Lawyer of the Year, 2022)

Eric Aitken, Ones to Watch (Canada), 2022

  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation

Nikta Shirazian, Ones to Watch (Canada), 2022

  • Insurance law

Craig Dennis, K.C. named Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability Law by The Best Lawyers in Canada™

August 30, 2021

The 16th Edition of Best Lawyers in CanadaTM is out, and we are delighted to announce that Craig Dennis, K.C., has received Lawyer of the Year 2022 for his work in product liability law. Recognition in Best Lawyers is based solely on peer review. The methodology captures the consensus of leading lawyers on the professional abilities of their colleagues practicing in the same geographic location and practice area. Lawyer of the Year is awarded to only one lawyer for each specialty and location, and it is an honour to be selected.

Nikta Shirazian and Eric Aitken receive 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (Canada) recognition

August 26, 2021

Ones to Watch awards recognize lawyers who are early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice. Best Lawyers® has become regarded as a useful guide to legal excellence. Lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Nikta is recognized for her work in Insurance Law and Eric is recognized for his work in Corporate and Commercial Litigation. McEwan Partners is delighted that Nikta and Eric have been noticed for their abilities, and we are proud that these two exceptional lawyers are part of our team.

Nikta is a talented civil litigator who has developed extensive experience handling construction defect, contractual dispute, product liability, professional liability, and administrative law matters.

She has appeared on behalf of clients before all levels of court in British Columbia. She has also successfully represented clients in administrative tribunals and alternative dispute resolution procedures.

Eric is a senior associate with a focus on commercial litigation. He acts regularly as counsel in complex corporate-commercial matters, as well as fraud claims and professional negligence cases.  Eric also acts for clients in administrative and regulatory matters including proceedings before the Securities Commission, Health Professions Review Board, and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists.

Canadian Boutique Firm of the Year and British Columbia Firm of the Year Benchmark Canada (2021)

May 12, 2021

Benchmark Canada has named McEwan Partners Canadian Boutique Firm of the Year, an honour McEwan Partners previously won in 2018 and 2019.

For the second consecutive year McEwan Partners has been awarded British Columbia Firm of the Year.  The firm was shortlisted alongside Fasken, Harper Grey, Lawson Lundell and Nathanson Schachter & Thompson.

To view the complete list of awards click here: Benchmark Canada Awards Winners 2021

Highly Recommended Firm 2021 - Benchmark Canada

Top 50 Trial Lawyers

Ken McEwan, K.C., Bob Cooper, K.C. and Craig Dennis, K.C. have once again been recognized by Benchmark Litigation Canada as being among the Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada 2021.

We are very proud of the accomplishments of all our lawyers and honoured that Laésha Smith, Emily Kirkpatrick and Owen James were also singled out by Benchmark Litigation as Future Litigation Stars. The future looks bright.

Click to view the firm’s full Benchmark Rankings.

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 25th Ed. – Litigation and Commercial Litigation 2021-22

May 6, 2021

Lexpert recognized McEwan Partners as a leader in the highly competitive practice areas of Litigation and Commercial Litigation in this year’s Who’s Who (April 2021-March 2022).

Lexpert uses an extensive peer survey process to target the leading Canadian practitioners in their respective fields and deploys a points system to identify leading law firms based on how often a firm’s lawyers are recommended for the practice area in question.

Lexpert Ranked Lawyers

J. Kenneth McEwan
Lexpert-ranked Lawyer

Most Frequently Recommended

  • Litigation – Corporate Commercial

Repeatedly Recommended

  • Litigation – Directors’ & Officers’ Liability
  • Litigation – Securities
  • Litigation – Product Liability

Robert (Bob) W. Cooper
Lexpert-ranked Lawyer

Consistently Recommended

  • Litigation – Corporate Commercial

Repeatedly Recommended

  • Litigation – Securities

Craig P. Dennis
Lexpert-ranked Lawyer

Consistently Recommended

  • Litigation – Corporate Commercial

Repeatedly Recommended

  • Professional Liability

Benchmark Litigation, 2021 – Canada’s Top 50 Trial Lawyers

May 3, 2021

Ken McEwan, K.C., Bob Cooper, K.C. and Craig Dennis, K.C. have once again been recognized by Benchmark Litigation Canada as being among the Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada 2021.

We are very proud of the accomplishments of all our lawyers and honoured that Laésha Smith, Emily Kirkpatrick and Owen James were also singled out by Benchmark Litigation as Future Litigation Stars. The future looks bright.

Click to view the firm’s full Benchmark Rankings.

McEwan Partners Acknowledged in Benchmark Litigation 2021 Rankings

April 28, 2021

We are very pleased to announce that McEwan Partners has been ranked as a Highly Recommended British Columbia litigation firm by Benchmark Litigation for 2021.

In addition, founding partners Ken McEwan, K.C., Craig Dennis, K.C., and Bob Cooper, K.C. have been ranked as Benchmark Litigation Stars and partners, Laésha Smith, Owen James, and Emily Kirkpatrick have been ranked as Future Litigation Stars.

Benchmark Litigation is a prominent source of information on leading litigation firms and lawyers in Canada and worldwide.

Chambers and Partners (2021)

April 15, 2021

Chambers Canada

McEwan Partners is ranked Band 1 in Litigation:  General Commercial.  The firm is one of only three firms in British Columbia ranked as Band 1.

Details of the firm’s ranking here.

Chambers Global

Ken McEwan, K.C., was ranked in Chambers Global amongst the top three lawyers in B.C, and 16 in Canada, for Litigation in its 2021 guide.

Chamber Global writes, “considered to be a ‘terrific lawyer’ by interviewees, Kenneth McEwan K.C. is a premier litigator … acclaimed for his handling of contentious securities cases and has a wealth of experience in trials at both the provincial and federal levels.” The Chambers Global guide, published by Chambers and Partners, ranks the best lawyers and law firms in more than 200 jurisdictions around the world.  Ken is also consistently ranked in Band 1 for Litigation in British Columbia by Chambers Canada.

Craig Dennis K.C. was listed once again among Canada’s top litigators in the recently released Chambers Global 2021 guide. Craig is among six B.C. lawyers and thirty-three across Canada recognized in this year’s guide. The guide, published by Chambers and Partners, ranks the best lawyers and law firms in more than 200 jurisdictions around the world.

 

Craig Dennis, K.C. receives Chambers Global 2021 recognition

March 15, 2021

Craig Dennis K.C. was listed once again among Canada’s top litigators in the recently released Chambers Global 2021 guide. Craig is among six B.C. lawyers and thirty-three across Canada recognized in this year’s guide. The guide, published by Chambers and Partners, ranks the best lawyers and law firms in more than 200 jurisdictions around the world.

Chambers and Partners ranks McEwan Partners Band 1

September 21, 2020

McEwan Partners is ranked Band 1 in Litigation:  General Commercial.  The firm is one of only three firms in British Columbia ranked as Band 1.   Chambers and Partners is often referred to as the “gold standard”.

Ken McEwan, K.C. has also ranked Band 1 for many years.

The Best Lawyers in Canada™, 15th ed. (2020)

September 17, 2020

Ken McEwan, K.C.

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Class Action Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Securities Law.

Bob Cooper, K.C.

  • Class Action Litigation and Corporate and Commercial Litigation.

Craig Dennis, K.C.

  • Administrative and Public Law, Appellate Practice, Class Action Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Law.

Benchmark Canada (2020)

May 28, 2020

  • Benchmark Canada named McEwan Partners British Columbia Firm of the Year for 2020.  Selected from among firms across Canada this is the first time McEwan Partners has won this category.  McEwan Partners previously won Litigation Boutique of the Year in 2018 and 2019.
  • Ken McEwan, K.C. –  British Columbia Litigator of the Year award for 2020. This marks the seventh time in the eight years since the award’s inception that Ken has received this honour.
  • Ken McEwan, K.C., Bob Cooper, K.C. and Craig Dennis, K.C. all were recognized as among the Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada 2020.

Benchmark Canada names McEwan Partners British Columbia Firm of Year, 2020

May 28, 2020

Benchmark Canada has named McEwan Partners British Columbia Firm of the Year for 2020.  Selected from among firms across Canada this is the first time McEwan Partners has won this category.

McEwan Partners previously won Litigation Boutique of the Year in 2018 and 2019.  We extend our congratulations to Polley Faith who won this category this year.

McEwan Partners Home to 3 of the Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada 2020

April 23, 2020

Ken McEwan, K.C., Bob Cooper, K.C. and Craig Dennis, K.C. all were recognized as among the Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada 2020 by Benchmark.

Lexpert’s Special Edition – Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers (2019)

December 3, 2019

Lexpert’s Special Edition on Litigation featured three of our partners: Ken McEwan, K.C., Bob Cooper, K.C. and Craig Dennis K.C.  Lexpert’s Special Edition – Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers is available in the December 2019 issue of the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine.  The magazine profiles Lexpert-ranked lawyers in several areas of business litigation.

Chambers Canada (2020)

September 24, 2019

McEwan Partners strengthened its position in the 2020 Chambers Canada guide for General Litigation, rising to Band 2 in the market in only the firm’s second year. Only four firms are ranked in the first two bands.

Ken McEwan K.C., Craig Dennis K.C. and Bob Cooper, K.C. are all individually ranked as leading lawyers, with Ken again being one of four British Columbia lawyers ranked in Band 1, the highest ranking, and Craig the first of only four in Band 2. Bob also holds a ranking for Securities Litigation. Chambers’ descriptions can be found here.

Chambers Global (2020)

September 24, 2019

Ken McEwan K.C. and Craig Dennis K.C. are two of seven British Columbia lawyers to be ranked in Dispute Resolution in Chambers Global 2020.

Benchmark Litigation (2019)

August 13, 2019

Litigation Boutique of the Year 2019

Selected from among firms across Canada, McEwan Partners was the only nominee from British Columbia in this category. The firm previously won this award in 2018, and is honoured to have won this award for the second year in a row. The firm was also the only litigation boutique nominated for British Columbia Firm of the Year, and extends its congratulations to Fasken, the winner in that category.

 

 

British Columbia Litigator of the Year

Benchmark Canada has awarded Ken McEwan, K.C., its British Columbia Litigator of the Year award for 2019.  This marks the sixth time in the seven years since the award’s inception that Ken has received this honour.

 

Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada

Ken McEwan, K.C., Bob Cooper, K.C. and Craig Dennis, K.C. all were recognized as among the Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada by Benchmark.

40 & Under Hot List

Owen James and Emily Kirkpatrick are both named as Future Stars in the 2019 edition of Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under Hot List. Visit the Benchmark Litigation website to view the full list of this year’s honourees.

 

McEwan Partners is Home to 3 of the Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada, 2019

April 11, 2019

Ken McEwan, K.C., Bob Cooper, K.C. and Craig Dennis, K.C. all were recognized as among the Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada by Benchmark.

McEwan Partners Wins Benchmark Canada Litigation Boutique of the Year, 2019

March 12, 2019

Benchmark Canada has named McEwan Partners Litigation Boutique of the Year for 2019. Selected from among firms across Canada, McEwan Partners was the only nominee from British Columbia in this category. The firm previously won this award in 2018, and is honoured to have won this award for the second year in a row. The firm was also the only litigation boutique nominated for British Columbia Firm of the Year, and extends its congratulations to Fasken, the winner in that category.

 

Ken McEwan, K.C. Named Benchmark British Columbia Litigator of the Year, 2019

March 12, 2019

Benchmark Canada has awarded Ken McEwan, K.C., its British Columbia Litigator of the Year award for 2019.  This marks the sixth time in the seven years since the award’s inception that Ken has received this honour.

 

Lexpert/ALM Guide to Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (2019)

February 5, 2019

The 2019 Lexpert/ALM Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada has placed McEwan Partners in the inner circle for both Litigation and Commercial Litigation in Vancouver. McEwan Partners is pleased to be included in the bull’s eye in the firm’s inaugural year.

The guide profiles top-ranked lawyers and firms across Canada using an extensive peer review process.

Lexpert Leading Litigators in Canada (2018)

December 17, 2018

Ken McEwan, K.C., Bob Cooper, K.C., and Craig Dennis, K.C. were recognized recently in the newly released Lexpert Special Edition – Canada’s Leading Litigation Lawyers.  Individuals featured in this publication are Lexpert-ranked lawyers who have been recognized in several areas of business-related litigation. The Lexpert Special Edition – Litigation was published in the December 2018 edition of The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine.

The Best Lawyers in Canada™ (2019)

August 31, 2018

Ken McEwan, K.C., Bob Cooper, K.C., and Craig Dennis, Q.E. have all been named in Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Class Action Litigation. Craig has also been named in Administrative and Public Law and Product Liability Law. Ken has also been named in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice and Securities Law.

Ken McEwan, K.C. was also recognized by Best Lawyers as Vancouver’s 2019 Corporate and Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year. Only one lawyer in a single practice area and community receives this recognition.

Ken McEwan, K.C. has been recognized by Best Lawyers as Vancouver’s 2019 Corporate and Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year

August 30, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Ken McEwan, K.C. has been recognized by Best Lawyers as Vancouver’s 2019 Corporate and Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year. Only one lawyer in a single practice area and community receives this recognition.

Benchmark Canada (2018)

July 16, 2018

Litigation Boutique of the Year for 2018

Selected from among firms across Canada, McEwan Partners was the only nominee from British Columbia in this category, and the first British Columbia firm to win this award.  The firm was also the only litigation boutique nominated for British Columbia Firm of the Year, and extends its congratulations to Fasken, the winner in that category.

Ken McEwan, K.C. – British Columbia Litigator of the Year award for 2018. 

This marks the fifth time in the six years since the award’s inception that Ken has received this honour.

Litigation Stars

Ken McEwan, K.C., Bob Cooper, K.C., Craig Dennis, K.C., and Sandra Foweraker were recognized as Litigation Stars.  In addition, the firm is ranked as Highly Recommended – one of just ten British Columbia firms to receive that designation.

40 & Under Hot List

Benchmark Canada also 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.

2018 Lexpert rankings: Ken McEwan, Bob Cooper and Craig Dennis all feature

May 15, 2018

2018 Lexpert rankings: Ken McEwan, Bob Cooper and Craig Dennis all feature in the recently published 2018 Canadian Lexpert Directory. Ken, Bob and Craig are all named as leading practitioners in Corporate-Commercial Litigation, Bob is named additionally in Securities Litigation, and Ken is named additionally in Class Action Litigation, Director’s and Officer’s Liability litigation and Securities Litigation.

Benchmark Canada 2018 Guide Recognizes McEwan Partners

February 27, 2018

In the upcoming Benchmark Canada 2018 Guide, each of Ken McEwan, K.C., Bob Cooper, K.C., Craig Dennis, K.C., and Sandra Foweraker will be recognized as Litigation Stars.  Owen James and Emily Kirkpatrick will be recognized as Future Litigation Stars.  In addition, the firm is ranked as Highly Recommended – one of just ten British Columbia firms to receive that designation.

McEwan Partners Wins Benchmark Canada Litigation Boutique of the Year, 2018

February 27, 2018

Benchmark Canada has named McEwan Partners Litigation Boutique of the Year for 2018.  Selected from among firms across Canada, McEwan Partners was the only nominee from British Columbia in this category, and the first British Columbia firm to win this award.  The firm was also the only litigation boutique nominated for British Columbia Firm of the Year, and extends its congratulations to Fasken, the winner in that category.

Ken McEwan, K.C. Named Benchmark’s British Columbia Litigator of the Year, 2018

February 24, 2018

Benchmark Canada has awarded Ken McEwan, K.C., its British Columbia Litigator of the Year award for 2018.  This marks the fifth time in the six years since the award’s inception that Ken has received this honour.

Chambers and Partners recognizes McEwan Partners Counsel (2018)

February 17, 2018

Both Ken McEwan, K.C. and Craig Dennis, K.C. are featured as dispute resolution ranked lawyers in the 2018 edition of Chambers Global.  This select ranking was given to fewer than 40 lawyers across Canada, and Ken and Craig are two of just seven British Columbia lawyers recognized.