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Gowlings is a leader in class action defence litigation. Ranked by Chambers, Lexpert, Best Lawyers in Canada, Benchmark Canada and other top directories, our lawyers excel at obtaining the best results in challenging situations. 


Seasoned class action lawyers with specialized expertise: Gowlings' class action lawyers have defended over 100 class actions in jurisdictions across Canada. We are experienced trial lawyers and experts in a wide range of fields, including:

  • Securities law
  • Competition law
  • Environmental law
  • Product liability law
  • Consumer protection law
  • Banking law

A proven record of success: Defending a class action does not need to be costly, distracting to your business or damaging to your reputation. Our class action lawyers have defended the highest-risk cases in the country and achieved outstanding results. We have had tremendous success in defeating certification, obtaining summary dismissal of claims and, when preferred by our clients, expeditiously settling cases on very favourable terms. 

A collaborative approach: We develop the defence strategy in partnership with you based on a careful and strategic assessment of your business objectives, the facts and the defences available to you. We ensure that you understand the key issues in the lawsuit, and the risks and opportunities associated with different defence strategies. Whether through aggressive litigation or skilled negotiation, you will receive the best defence, the best service and the best outcome.

Seamless Canada-wide support: With top-ranked class action lawyers in every key class action jurisdiction in Canada, we offer seamless cross-country co-ordination of multi-provincial matters. We also work seamlessly with attorneys in the United States to ensure that strategies are integrated and duplication is avoided. 

Exceptional service, value and results: Gowlings’ clients also benefit from Gowlings Practical™, a new and innovative approach to legal project management that provides you with more cost-certainty, efficiency and value for your legal dollar. We know you don’t like surprises and that you want to know that your matter is going to be completed on budget and on time, with outstanding quality and excellent service. Gowlings Practical delivers on all counts. Learn more here.


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