2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory now online

The 20th annual edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory is now online. Check out which lawyers across Canada have been identified as leading in their areas of practice.

The 2016 edition of the Directory identifies leading practitioners in over 60 separate practice areas and leading law firms in over 40 practice areas.

The identification of leading firms and practitioners is based upon comprehensive survey work which has taken place across Canada starting in 1994. Participants in the Lexpert Survey are acknowledged as leaders in their respective fields, lawyers prominent in their practice areas and professional organizations, and lawyers otherwise enjoying significant recognition from their colleagues.

Participants in the Lexpert Survey are asked whom they regard as the leading practitioners in their practice area in their city and province (or with respect to certain national areas of practice) who they regard as other leading practitioners in their field across Canada. Consequently, to be included in the Canadian Lexpert Directory is an acknowledgement of excellence by a practitioner’s own peers and colleagues. 

The value attached to being a “Lexpert- ranked” lawyer is demonstrated by the high level of participation in the Lexpert Survey.  During the course of 2015 our research team made 19,530 requests for completed questionnaires from lawyers and corporate counsel. It was not uncommon for a practitioner to be approached on two or more occasions with respect to related practice areas such as banking and insolvency or asset securitization and corporate finance. As a result of the requests made, 10,715 completed questionnaires were received, with an overall national response rate from law firm practitioners of 81.6 per cent.