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McCarthy's Doust honoured for criminal, commercial law work

Friday, June 23, 2017 @ 9:28 AM | By John Chunn

Leonard Doust, associate counsel in McCarthy Tétrault’s litigation group, received special honours for 50 years of practice and outstanding contributions to the criminal law profession at the Canadian Bar Association's Vancouver Criminal Law Subsection annual dinner on June 22.

“Len has been instrumental in building McCarthy Tétrault’s litigation practice in both criminal and commercial cases,” said Caroline Zayid, national litigation practice group leader of McCarthy Tétrault.

“He is one of the most highly regarded lawyers nationwide in dispute resolution, securities law, commercial litigation and criminal defence. But most of all, Len has been a mentor and friend to many of our partners and associates over the last three decades.”

Doust’s practice includes criminal law, securities law and general civil litigation. He is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
This CBA honour is the latest of an impressive list of recognitions and awards Doust has received over the course of his career in recognition of his contributions to the legal profession, including the CBA B.C. branch's President's Medal, the Vancouver Bar Association's Peter S. Hyndman Mentorship Award, the B.C. Lawyers Assistance Program's Lawyer Helping Lawyer Award, and the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law Alumni Award of Distinction.

Doust was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1984.