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Lenczner Slagt welcomes new research counsel, new associate

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 @ 1:27 PM | By John Chunn

Lenczner Slagt announced the addition of Lynne McArdle as research counsel and Lidiya Yermakova as associate.

According to the litigation firm's press release McArdle’s practice is focused on research and written advocacy. 

“We are very excited that Lynne has chosen to join our firm,” managing partner Tom Curry said in the news release. “She combines an encyclopedic knowledge of the law with superb written advocacy skills and has a great attitude — we look forward to adding her expertise to our team.”

Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght and after starting her career practising litigation at a large full-service firm, McArdle has spent the last 20-plus years practising litigation for the provincial Crown.

During her career, she has been involved in a wide variety of proceedings including an aggregate claim for the recovery of health-care costs caused by smoking, class actions involving various claims including for environmental tort and institutional abuse, judicial reviews, defence of Crown attorneys and police officers, and various commercial claims including oppression actions. She has appeared at all levels of court including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Yermakova's practice focuses on professional liability and regulation, administrative law and commercial litigation.

She has spent her career representing professionals in regulatory proceedings. Her clients have included health professionals, health-care businesses, lawyers, architects, engineers, accountants and many others. She has extensive experience in registration, complaints, investigations, inspections, incapacity, and discipline matters. 

Yermakova has acted as counsel in numerous applications for judicial review before the Divisional Court and has experience with appeals before the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght, she practised at leading litigation firms on and off Bay Street.