Lavery involved in Lexpert’s Top 10 Cases for 2013

Lavery appears in Lexpert’s Top 10 Cases list for 2013 that was published in the magazine’s January 2014 issue. In Federation of Law Societies v. Canada (Attorney General), Mr. Raymond Doray, Ad. E., and Mr. Loïc Berdnikoff, Administrative Law partners at the firm, represented the Barreau du Québec and the Chambre des notaires before the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Court of Appeal of British Columbia in a complex litigation pertaining to the constitutionality of specific provisions of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering)and Terrorist Financing Act that came into force on November 8, 2001.

In this case, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, supported by other petitioners, which include the Barreau du Québec and the Chambre des notaires du Québec, argued that lawyers should be exempted from provisions which, among other things, infringed on the attorney-client privilege, the duty of loyalty to each client and the independence of the Bar. This case is currently before the Supreme Court of Canada.

For more information on this case, click here to consult the attached document.

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