Litigation & Dispute Resolution

The Davis LLP Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group comprises seasoned trial and appellate lawyers who skilfully pursue and protect our clients’ interests.

Our highly proficient management of numerous complex cases involving multiple claims and parties has kept us at the forefront of important developments in the law, including class actions, injunctions, confidential information, banking, competition, employment, human rights, labour relations, family, intellectual property and international trade.

Our National Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group regularly acts for Fortune 500 corporations, private companies, financial institutions, educational institutions, professional regulatory bodies and their members, and entrepreneurs and individuals operating in a vast array of industrial and business sectors.

Our innovative counsel focus on resolving disputes efficiently with clients’ business objectives foremost in mind.

We have a distinguished record of successful resolutions and case wins. We regularly appear in all levels of court across Canada, including the Federal Courts and the Supreme Court of Canada, and before a wide range of administrative boards and tribunals. Our Group is also supported by the Legal Research Group, providing top-quality legal expertise designed to generate innovative and cost-effective solutions to client problems.

Our Approach

Our business-savvy approach to advocacy and representation aims to resolve clients’ disputes in a timely and cost-effective manner.

We collaborate with our clients to develop and implement strategies that reflect business risks and promote the best possible outcome. We are highly adept at using private dispute resolution techniques to solve client problems through the use of mediation, arbitration, negotiation, investigation and fact-finding.

Our litigation practice is complemented by the comprehensive legal expertise of the business law side of our firm, including Infrastructure and Construction, Corporate / Commercial, Tax, Intellectual Property, Securities and Corporate Finance, Real Estate, and Energy and Resources.

Practice Areas

We use our talents and advocacy skills and well-honed research to win cases or obtain favourable settlements in a wide range of business disputes and regulatory proceedings. We focus on litigation and dispute resolution in the following areas:


Since the founding of Davis in 1892 by one of the pre-eminent lawyers of his day, Edward Davis, K.C., Davis has remained a distinguished litigation firm.

Our lawyers serve on a variety of legal advisory groups, corporate and not-for-profit Boards, legal education panels and frequently lecture at leading Canadian law schools and continuing legal education conferences.

Our Litigation Group continues to attract top law students, many of whom have clerked for Superior and Appellate Court Judges or undertaken graduate legal studies at leading law schools in the world.