Established in 1873 as Scott & Stewart, the lawyers at Maclaren Corlett have been providing legal services to local, national and international clients on a wide variety of issues ever since.
Our law firm has remained moderate in size, centralized in Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario by choice but internationally recognized by reputation.
History, continuity and reputation combine to make us all proud to be part of the Maclaren Corlett team. The firm has remained moderate in size, yet has yielded five Partners and two former associates to the Judiciary and one Partner to the role of Commissioner of Patents.
While maintaining strong local roots, the lawyers of Maclaren Corlett LLP are especially proud of their international reputation, with a client base which spans every continent in the world.
Maclaren Corlett LLP has been at the entry level of certain specialized areas of practice as these have evolved. For example, the firm was one of the first practitioners in the field when the Canadian Government instituted anti-dumping laws.
Maclaren Corlett LLP has been, and remains, legal advisor to trade associations, international organizations, non-profit groups, charities and Canadian and foreign Governments and agencies.
Members of the firm hold prestigious positions in organizations which operate internationally. Michael Chambers, for example, is President of the Canadian Olympic Committee and Gordon Greenwood operates as the Canadian representative on the Crisis Management Teams of several multi-national corporations.
Although a growing concept among some lawyers, Preventive Law is a term which best describes the historic attitude of Maclaren Corlett LLP. Identifying potential conflict areas and providing advice and assistance designed to minimize future legal problems and the necessity of litigation, has long been the philosophy of the firm. While having a strong and experienced litigation department, their advice is equally valuable in foreseeing potential disputes and assisting with common sense preventive measures.
The reputation of Maclaren Corlett LLP arises from a genuine concern for the issues affecting its clients coupled with the ability to service their needs efficiently and effectively both in terms of quality and cost.
Firm Practice Areas
- Administrative and Public Law
- Advertising and Marketing Law
- Charities/Non-Profit Law
- Communications Law
- Competition / Antitrust Law
- Corporate and Commercial Litigation
- Corporate Governance Practice
- Corporate Law
- Entertainment Law
- Family Law
- Family Law Mediation
- Intellectual Property Law
- International Trade and Finance Law
- Labour and Employment Law
- Privacy and Data Security Law
- Real Estate Law
- Sports Law
- Trusts and Estates