Class Actions


Gowling WLG is a leader in class action defence litigation. Top-ranked by Chambers Global, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert, Benchmark Canada and other prestigious directories, our lawyers excel at obtaining the best results in challenging situations.

Our lawyers have defended over 100 class actions in jurisdictions across Canada. As experienced trial lawyers, we hold strong expertise in a wide range of fields, including:

  • Securities law
  • Competition law
  • Environmental law
  • Product liability law
  • Consumer protection law
  • Banking litigation
  • Cyber / Data breach and privacy
  • Employment law / Worker classification

A proven record of success

Defending a class action doesn't need to be costly, distracting to your business or damaging to your reputation. Our class action lawyers have defended the highest-risk cases in the country and achieved outstanding results. We've had tremendous success in defeating certification, obtaining summary dismissal of claims and - when preferred by our clients - expeditiously settling cases on very favourable terms.

A collaborative approach

In partnership with you, we develop our defence strategy based on a careful and strategic assessment of your business objectives, the facts and the defences available to you. We ensure that you understand the key issues in the lawsuit, and the risks and opportunities associated with different defence strategies. Whether through aggressive litigation or skilled negotiation, you'll receive the best defence, the best service and the best outcome.

Seamless, Canada-wide support

With top-tier class action lawyers in every key class action jurisdiction in Canada, we offer seamless cross-country co-ordination of multi-provincial matters. We also work seamlessly with lawyers in other countries - including our Gowling WLG colleagues in offices in the U.K., Europe, Asia and the Middle East - to ensure that strategies are integrated and duplication is avoided.

Learn more

To learn more about how we can help you, please contact a member of our team.