: Chambers Global and Benchmark Canada Put Stewart McKelvey on Top

March 22, 2012

Halifax, NS, March 22, 2012—Stewart McKelvey was recently named as a dominant leader in the Atlantic Canadian legal field by two of the industry’s foremost legal rankings and recognition systems, Chambers Global and Benchmark Canada.

Chambers Global, publisher of the world’s leading guides to the legal profession, deems Stewart McKelvey "The leading firm in the Atlantic provinces." In recognition of the firm’s comprehensive Atlantic Canadian coverage and diverse and experienced practice groups, Chambers’ reveals “Stewart McKelvey maintains its position as a dominant, go-to team in the region for referral work from national and international firms…It is commended for its real estate, tax and employment practices, and has a large stable of clients in the mining sector. The firm also has a substantial admiralty and marine law offering, covering insurance, ommercial shipping, construction and repair, and all aspects of fisheries.”

Chambers Global has since 1990 published the world’s leading guides to the legal profession and has built a reputation for in-depth, objective research. Chambers conducts thousands of interviews with lawyers and their clients worldwide in order to identify and then rank the world’s best lawyers based on criteria most valued by clients, such as technical expertise, business acumen and value for money.

In Benchmark Canada, Stewart McKelvey has a region-leading 17 named local litigation stars. According to the research, “peers from all over Canada acknowledge the firm as the dominant force in the Atlantics” and “Stewart McKelvey’s reign as the region’s premier litigation shop is supported by clients, one of whom insists, “If we have a significant claim with complex
coverage, liability issues and/or a significant exposure, we will use Stewart McKelvey. Based on my experience and my company’s best interest they are the best choice.”

Benchmark Canada is considered the definitive guide to Canada's leading litigation firms and lawyers. The Benchmark brand has garnered industry-wide accolades as the hub for in-depth analysis of the players shaping the dynamic practice of litigation. The guide's rankings are the result of extensive interviews with litigators and clients: Recent casework handled by the firms is examined in-depth and sources are asked to offer their professional opinions on litigators practicing within their province or practice area(s) across the country.

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