Representation of other firms and applications to disqualify

  • Presentation
  • Representative work
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Our reputation as competent, rigorous and professional lawyers is well established in the Quebec legal community. When the ability of other lawyers to act for their clients is challenged, or where the involvement of external counsel is required, we are often called on by other law firms to assist or represent them.

We often act in the context of applications to disqualify brought against other firms. Our lawyers have represented several of the largest Canadian and Quebec-based law firms in the context of applications alleging the presence of conflicts of interest or seeking to disqualify them from acting for their clients.

Finally, we have also been retained to assist provide ethics advice and counseling to practicing lawyers and law firms, from the largest national firms to sole practitioners, when they are confronted with professional responsibility dilemmas and other situations requiring guidance.

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Representative work

  • Representation of one of the largest law firms in the country in defence to a motion for disqualification instituted in the context of a claim for damages amounting to several hundred million dollars.

  • Acting for a national law firm in the contestation of a motion for disqualification filed against it in the context of one of the most significant insolvency cases in recent years before the courts of Quebec.

  • Representation of a national law firm in the context of a motion for disqualification related to the alleged need to have the lawyer in charge of the case testify as a witness.

  • Representation of one of the leading regional law firms in Quebec in a motion for disqualification arising from the arrival of a group of lawyers who previously practiced in the firm representing the opposing party.