31 January 2014

Beleagured Heenan Blaikie loses over 30 partners

Yet another lawyer, employment specialist Tim Lawson, has left the Canadian law firm Heenan Blaikie, the latest in a wave of over 30 partner departures since 2012.

By Neasa MacErlean

Over 30 partners have left Canadian law firm Heenan Blakie. Dan Breckwoldt

The firm has more than 500 legal professionals on board, including former prime minister Jean Chretien. In 'the last five weeks', more than five partners have gone, according to The Globe and Mail. The practice accepts that it is going through a challenging time and has said that it is undertaking a 'strategic review'. It is this review which has triggered some of the exits, it says. Mr Lawson is going to McCarthy Tetrault. Heenan Blaikie has nine Canadian offices and one in Paris. Source: The Globe and Mail

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