Goodmans Appellate Advocacy Group has extensive experience arguing appeals, honed by litigating some of Canada’s most high profile and precedent-setting cases. We regularly appear in appellate courts across Canada and at the Supreme Court of Canada, as counsel to appellants, respondents and interveners.
Our lawyers are detailed and critical legal thinkers. We have the strategic insight to successfully navigate procedural aspects of appeals and the legal and technical knowledge to identify and advance compelling arguments. Often the key to success is identifying the question at the heart of an appeal. We excel at finding the core question that has an answer favouring our clients. Our robust written arguments and compelling oral advocacy are key contributors to our group’s success. Several of our lawyers served as law clerks to Supreme Court of Canada Judges.
We have litigated cases spanning numerous areas of law from the trial level through multiple stages of appeal, and have also been retained at the appellate stage. Especially at the Supreme Court of Canada, we understand that the leave to appeal stage involves unique considerations that must be addressed before an appeal on the merits can proceed. Whatever the stage of proceeding, our lawyers know what it takes to win.
Supreme Court of Canada Holds Pre-filing Claims can be Set Off in Proceedings Under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement ActIn Montreal (City) v. Deloitte Restructuring Inc., a majority of the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (the “CCAA”) authorizes a court, though only in rare…
Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies “Carrying on Business” Standard for Enforcement of Foreign JudgmentsIn our increasingly globalized world where businesses can easily operate virtually, the question of whether a company is “carrying on business” in Canada can be difficult to answer. The Supreme Court…
Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Federal Government’s Carbon Price Backstop To Address “existential threat to human life”On March 25, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) released its long-awaited decision in Reference re Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. A majority of the SCC found that the federal…
Dispute ResolutionThis week, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released a trilogy of cases that establish a new framework for how Canadian courts are to review decisions of administrative actors (e.g., tribunals…
Dispute ResolutionThis week, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) began its regular Fall sittings.1 Before the end of the year, the top court will hear several civil and commercial cases that will impact the legal…
Dispute ResolutionAdapted for Canada by Goodmans Partner Julie Rosenthal, and Goodmans alumni Cynthia Tape, Modern Trial Advocacy: Canada is the first and last word in Canadian trial practice. This…