This year we include 31 distinct practice areas in our research. The publication has grown in size, to mirror the growth in the market. The largest fields are environment and insolvency & restructuring, demonstrated by 58 lawyers a piece, followed by commercial litigation, management labour and employment and tax with 54 lawyers each. View our practice area analysis for 2011.
This year’s publication has grown in size, to mirror the growth in the legal market with additional lawyers recognised in 19 of the 31 sectors covered. The importance of the environment sector is demonstrated by the 58 lawyers recognised as leading practitioners in the field. The management labour and employment chapter boasts 54 lawyers kept occupied by the country’s strong employment rate. Corresponding to the importance of technology and innovation in Canada, the life sciences, regulatory communications and trademarks chapters have enlarged. The most dramatic rise of any chapter is seen in the real estate chapter - with an increase from 24 to 36 lawyers – a rise to match the sector’s impressive performance.