Supreme Court of Canada Agency

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Supreme Court of Canada Agency

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Maclaren Corlett offers a wide range of Supreme Court of Canada agency services, with several members of our law firm having acted as Ottawa agents for provincial and municipal governments, private and public legal organizations, other law firms across Canada and individuals. The extent of the support required has ranged from advising on procedural matters to the arguing of motions, applications for leave, taxation of costs and the oral argument of appeals themselves, as appellant, respondent and intervenor.  We invite you to contact Gordon to discuss any questions you may have or assistance you may require with respect to Supreme Court of Canada agency matters.

Overall strategic advice

Our extensive experience in Supreme Court of Canada matters provides the basis of our advice to our clients. Our lawyers can assist you with:

  • Deciding whether to seek leave to appeal
  • Simplifying complex legal and factual issues into clear issues of public importance
  • Developing appeal strategy
  • Predicting how the case will be perceived by the Supreme Court
  • Developing a convincing legal argument to attract the Supreme Court’s attention

Preparation of appeal materials

The rules and guidelines of the Supreme Court of Canada can be difficult to navigate and interpret. Our Ottawa law firm will:

  • Provide comprehensive, up-to-date information regarding the Supreme Court’s rules and guidelines to ensure all materials filed are in technical compliance
  • Assist in drafting, reviewing and critiquing materials filed on applications for leave to appeal and responses to applications for leave, including advising on time limitations and extension of time
  • Assist in drafting, reviewing and critiquing materials filed on motions for stay of execution, motions to state constitutional questions, motions for interventions or for ancillary matters involving the decision of a judge or the registrar
  • Assist in drafting, reviewing and critiquing appeal documents, including factums, records, books of authority and condensed books
  • Provide information relating to the fees charged by the Supreme Court and assist with the taxation of costs
  • Keep you fully up-to-date on the progress of the case, including providing timeline charts
  • Assist in scheduling, hearing and re-hearing of appeals

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