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Author: Robert Todd

It’s not easy being a full-service regional firm in Saskatchewan and Manitoba these days. When not turning clients away because you’re just too busy, you’ve got to field calls from national firms looking to link up and establish a presence in some of Canada’s most lively economic zones. And the firms featured in Canadian Lawyer’s list of top 10 Prairie law firms are sure to be on the top of anyone’s list of targets, whether for legal services or a law firm merger. So you can just imagine how swamped they are.

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SSW Pragmatic Solutions has been nominated for the Chambers Law Firm of the Year Award 2018.

As stated by Chambers: “These awards honour the work of national and international law firms across the region on the basis of research for the upcoming edition of Chambers Europe.  They recognise a law firm’s pre-eminence in key countries in the region.  They also reflect notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.”

Read more: SSW shortlisted for the renowned Chambers Europe Awards 2018


Cain Canadian Lamarre LLP has placed fifth among Canadian Lawyer's "Top 10 Quebec regional firms" for 2018. 

The top firms were voted on by in-house counsel and clients from across Canada, based on firms’ regional service coverage, client base, notable mandates, service excellence and legal expertise. To be considered in the vote, firms were required to have offices only in Quebec and offer a wide range of legal services. The final rankings were determined through a points system, in which firms were rewarded on a sliding scale for the number of first- to 10th-place votes received.

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Anthony Lyons, head of licensing and partner at Kuits Solicitors, has received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement honour at the Manchester Legal Awards.

The award, presented at a dinner hosted by the Manchester Law Society, recognises Anthony’s unrivalled impact and lasting contribution to the legal services market in the region during his lifetime.

Read more: Kuits’ head of licensing Anthony Lyons honoured with Lifetime Achievement award


Lugenbuhl, Wheaton, Peck, Rankin & Hubbard shareholder Ashley Belleau has been named to the Top 25: 2018 Women Louisiana Super Lawyers list.

Read more: Lugenbuhl’s Ashley Belleau Recognized on Louisiana Super Lawyers Top 25 List