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How We Work

Exceptional people delivering innovative and strategic solutions for our clients

Collaboration, excellence and innovation are at the core of the way we work, with each other, and with our clients.

We seek opportunities to foster and support innovation. We commit to seeking new solutions, and to seeing things differently. At McCarthy Tétrault, we collaborate with clients to bring ideas to life that address the challenges and opportunities they face. We act as a seamless partner to our clients by aligning our expertise to their industries, allowing us to be an extension of their team. We pride ourselves on a tradition of legal excellence that has shaped the business and legal landscape in Canada.

Solving difficult problems for clients requires exceptional skill. Skills built on experience, ingenuity and instinct. Our multidisciplinary teams of top-tier business lawyers and professionals ensure clients get results. At all times, clients are at the forefront of how we work. We get to know their business, culture, appetite for risk and the industries in which they operate.

Innovation in the legal industry is a response to meeting the evolving needs of clients and delivering services more efficiently than ever. We’ve evolved beyond the traditional boundaries of a law firm, to deliver services that work for our clients today and tomorrow. In 2018, the Financial Times recognized our firm with an FT Innovative Lawyers Award as the Most Innovative Law Firm in Canada.

How do we do it? By harnessing technology, project management and process improvement. And by listening to our clients:

  • When e-discovery and information governance proved a pain point for clients, we acquired Canada’s leading e-discovery firm, MT>3.
  • When clients mentioned their in-house teams were mired in managing routine contracts and unable to work on high-value matters, we developed our award winning Contract Management Solution.
  • And when clients discuss the need for efficiency and cost certainty, we introduce proprietary processes combined with technology and driven by outstanding professionals that create transparency and turn the in-house legal function into a driver of efficiency, rather than a cost centre.