Our services.

We help lawyers and their clients with appeals.

SCC Agents.

Don’t be caught off guard by the Supreme Court of Canada’s short timelines and special rules. As your Ottawa agent, we take care of technical review, hard copy and electronic production, corresponding with the Registrar, service and filing, and advising on the Court’s unique practices. Whether you are filing an application for leave to appeal, looking to intervene, or preparing responding appeal materials, we can help. Read more about the importance of having an SCC agent.

New Rules

As of June 3, 2024, new amendments to the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada are in force. An SCC agent will make sure your materials are compliant.

Production

24 & 1. That’s the number of printed and electronic copies of your factum you’ll need to file at the SCC. We’ll make your documents look great and handle all the printing, serving, and filing.

Written Submissions.

We ghostwrite factums and memorandums of argument at all court levels. A fresh perspective is often what is needed to avoid rearguing your trial. We work with clients to craft the most persuasive and strategic arguments geared towards appellate judges. Read more about written advocacy strategy.

Factual to Persuasive

The starting point is that the trial judge got it right. We can help you craft persuasive arguments to either cut through the deference or deter a reviewing court from interfering.

Latest Precedents

We closely track the law at the Supreme Court of Canada and have access to the latest appeal factums and leave memorandums.

Research and Opinions.

Make an informed decision about the next step in your case with an opinion on its strengths and weaknesses. If you’re already preparing for a trial or appeal, we’ll ensure you have the latest legal research.

We also offer clients authoritative opinions researched and authored by lawyers with public recognition and years of experience. Our clients range from lawyers requiring an expert opinion on a specific legal question, to private and public organizations seeking a broader legal analysis.

Courts of Appeal.

Whether it’s an appeal at the Supreme Court or before a lower court of appeal, we work with clients and their lawyers to put their best case forward. For appellants, we help identify the strongest grounds of appeal. For respondents, we dissect appeal submissions and identify weaknesses. We also prepare all necessary appeal materials and make oral submissions.

Expertise

We’ve been involved as either agent or counsel in thousands of SCC matters. Below are the most recent.

"When I practised I worked pretty hard on my own factums. Now that I am on the other side I can say that if I knew then what I know now, I would have worked even harder."

Justice Laskin. "Forget the Wind-Up and Make the Pitch: Some Suggestions for Writing More Persuasive Factums". Advocates' Society Journal, Summer 1999.

“I apologize for such a long factum - I didn't have time to write a short one.”

Mostly Mark Twain.

"It is not about what the law is. It is about what should the law be. It is about what’s best for Canada and Canadian citizens."

Justice Moldaver. "Supreme dress rehearsal". Canadian Lawyer, April 4, 2016.