Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Global

Many events can draw your business into a dispute: a broken agreement, an investigation by a government agency, attendance before a regulatory tribunal, an unexpected loss or a clash with shareholders.

When disputes do happen, Gowling WLG is ready to assist. We understand how litigation can impact negatively on the day-to-day workings of your business. Our priority is to keep cost and inconvenience to a minimum and to protect your brand throughout any dispute - from the outset to its final conclusion.

Our knowledge of your business allows us to work with you to achieve solutions that reflect your commercial objectives. We're results-oriented and will find the most creative and efficient ways to support you through any challenges or opportunities that arise. Our dispute resolution services span the globe, and include effective cross-border litigation and seamless project management, with strategic, territory-specific advice.

We'll assist you at every stage of a dispute, from negotiation and mediation to arbitration and litigation. Alongside in-depth fact finding and risk analysis, our approach to each stage will be carefully considered and applied in-line with the strategy that we've agreed on with you. We'll also ensure that tribunal and court attendances are managed effectively and used to your full advantage.

Throughout the process, we'll report and reassess regularly to ensure that we're meeting and exceeding your expectations.

We advise on all forms of litigation, including:

  • Banking
  • Class actions
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contract disputes
  • Crisis management
  • Directors' and officers' liability
  • Environmental/toxic torts
  • Fraud
  • Housing management
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • International arbitration
  • Intellectual property
  • Information technology
  • Labour and employment
  • Product liability
  • Professional liability
  • Property damage
  • Regulatory/compliance/investigations
  • Securities
  • Shareholders' disputes
  • Transportation
  • White collar defence and investigations

We're also proven leaders in the development and adoption of timely, efficient, value-driven tools for the management of litigation in a manner that is both transparent and integral to your business needs. These tools include our customised legal project management platform, Practical LPM™; project budgeting; knowledge management; and alternative fee/alternative billing arrangements, ranging from fixed fees, capped fees and blended rates to rewards-based/performance fees and contingency fees.

Whatever your situation or commercial objectives, Gowling WLG has the experience, international network and legal expertise to help you achieve your goals.

To learn more about how we can help you, please get in touch with Davinia Gransbury (UK) or Mary M. Thomson (Canada).

Canada

Disputes are a fact of life for businesses. When they happen, you need a team on your side that can protect your interests, obtain a fair result, minimize your costs and ensure your business can continue to function.

Gowling WLG stands ready to assist. We're committed to protecting you in any dispute situation, from negotiation and mediation to arbitration and litigation.

Practical, responsive and cost-efficient, we'll partner with you to develop and execute an effective litigation strategy that results in the best possible outcome for your business. Our hands-on approach involves in-depth fact-finding and risk evaluation - with your specific needs and goals always top-of-mind.

As one of the largest and most experienced litigation teams in Canada, we can advise you on all forms of litigation, including:

  • Banking
  • Class actions
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contract disputes
  • Crisis management
  • Defamation and media
  • Directors' and officers' liability
  • Environmental/toxic torts
  • Insurance, including property damage and personal injury
  • Intellectual property
  • International arbitration
  • Labour and employment
  • Medical defence and health law
  • Product liability
  • Professional liability
  • Regulatory/compliance/investigations
  • Securities
  • Shareholders disputes
  • Transportation
  • White collar defence and investigations

Efficient tools and approaches

To ensure your litigation file is managed most efficiently, we've developed a range of innovative tools and approaches that can be applied to your matter, such as Practical LPM™, our customized legal project management and budgeting platform, and Go Plead™, our in-house litigation knowledge management database.

To help you get the most value out of your legal spend, we also offer a range of alternative fee/billing arrangements, such as fixed fees, capped fees, blended rates, rewards-based/performance fee, contingency fees.

Learn more

Whatever your situation or commercial objectives, Gowling WLG has the experience, international network and unparalleled legal expertise to help your business succeed. To learn more, please get in touch with any member of our team.