Dispute Resolution


Davies Represents World Sikh Organization of Canada in Challenge to Legislative Ban on Religious Symbols[6]

Nov. 02, 2020 – Davies is proud to represent, on a pro bono basis, the World Sikh Organization of Canada (WSO) and one of its directors, Ms. Amrit Kaur, in their challenge to Québec’s Act respecting the laicity of the State. Represented by a Davies team comprising Léon Moubayed, Faiz Lalani and Sarah Gorguos, the…


Davies’ Pro Bono Work Facilitates Agreement to Reform Québec’s Legal Aid System[7]

Oct. 30, 2020 – After three years of negotiations, Davies partner Lucien Bouchard helped secure an agreement between the Québec government and the Barreau du Québec to raise legal aid fees and ultimately improve access to justice. The agreement, which will establish an independent working group to conduct a review…


Jordan Ceilings: Particular Application to White Collar Crime[8]

Oct. 08, 2020 – In a case successfully argued by Davies, the Court of Québec concluded that the prosecution infringed the right of the accused to be tried within a reasonable time and, as a result, ordered (published in French) a stay of proceedings and charges. This is an important decision in that it deals with…


Canada’s Top Court Provides Guidance on SLAPPs[9]

Sept. 21, 2020 – OverviewStrategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs) are lawsuits that are intended not to seek justice, but instead to intimidate and silence critics. Regardless of the merits of its underlying claim, a well-heeled plaintiff is often able to drag the critic through costly and…


Davies Litigators Named in Benchmark Litigation’s 40 & Under List and Top 50 Women in Canada[10]

Aug. 04, 2020 – Benchmark Canada has recognized four Davies litigators as among the best in their field for 2020. Chantelle Cseh, Julie Girard and Léon Moubayed have been named in Benchmark’s fifth annual 40 & Under Hot List, which profiles the country’s most notable up-and-coming litigators who stand out in their…

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