Litigation

Hicks Morley’s litigators are well-known for skilled and effective advocacy, built through our frequent appearances before the Ontario courts and a wide variety of arbitration boards and administrative tribunals. We have achieved successful outcomes for our clients, with many cases resulting in precedent-setting decisions.

Our litigators also have significant experience with class proceedings relating broadly to workplace and pension matters. We act for private and public sector clients in class action litigation relating to wrongful and constructive dismissal, statutory severance, overtime, pension benefits and pension administration, employee and retiree benefits, employee retention bonus claims and employee health claims.

Services

In addition to conducting trials and hearings, we regularly appear as counsel before the Ontario Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Federal Court. We have  also appeared on numerous occasions at the Supreme Court of Canada. The range of matters that we have appeared on as counsel is as diverse as our practice areas, and includes:

  • human rights and Charter litigation
  • wrongful dismissal actions
  • restrictive covenants and unfair competition claims
  • labour and civil injunctions
  • commercial contract disputes
  • judicial review applications
  • disputes relating to pension, benefits and executive compensation
  • appellate advocacy
  • business law and employment-related shareholder disputes
  • privacy claims
  • disciplinary proceedings
  • regulatory litigation before the courts and tribunals

The Hicks Morley Advantage

Hicks Morley is a leader in litigation and advocacy, combining unmatched subject matter expertise and real-world courtroom experience. We are able to effectively represent clients in diverse areas of litigation because of our deep relationships with them – and because of the seasoned litigators who have come to the firm with a wide array of experiences and expertise. In addition, our history of working with specialized sectors – such as financial services, manufacturing, healthcare – allows us to conduct litigation with a clear understanding of the client’s particular needs.