Heenan Blaikie looks at major restructuring

Top law firm to reportedly scrap Ottawa labour group
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 02/06/2014

A top national labour and employment law firm could be scrapping its labour group lawyers in Ottawa, according to recent media reports.

Over the weekend, partners at Heenan Blaikie (headquartered in Montreal) met to discuss the firm’s organization, focusing on the future of its regional offices across Canada. That includes a major restructuring in the near future.

Whereas details of the meeting are scant, the Financial Post is reporting all the lawyers in the labour group in Ottawa will be leaving – which makes up about 25 to 30 per cent of that office’s lawyers.

“While discussions continue, the top priority remains Heenan Blaikie’s clients and serving them with the same dedication and attention to detail as ever. There will be no interruptions in service during this period,” said Norman Bacal, one of the founding partners at Heenan Blaikie's Toronto office.

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