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New litigation firm forms in Toronto

Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 2:59 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

Litigators Hugh DesBrisay, Kathryn Manning and Ryder Gilliland have opened a new commercial litigation boutique.

Based in Toronto, DMG Advocates LLP has the goal of simplifying complex litigation through the use of “discovery planning and e-discovery to deliver streamlined and cost-effective service, managing every file proportionately and strategically.”

DesBrisay has a practice that focuses on product liability litigation (automobiles, machinery and equipment), franchise litigation, shareholder and other corporate disputes and the defence of class actions. Before DMG, he was a partner and counsel at a national law firm and a partner at a prominent Toronto litigation boutique.

Manning’s clients are organizations and individuals involved in shareholder disputes, product liability litigation, complex contract disputes, civil fraud proceedings, employment litigation, professional negligence and class actions. She also has expertise in e-discovery. Manning worked in the litigation departments of McMillan LLP and Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP and she was senior legal counsel at Wortzmans. She ran her own litigation boutique prior to the founding of DMG.

Gilliland has a broad litigation practice focused on commercial litigation, defamation and privacy law. He has handled a wide range of disputes, including complex contractual disputes, construction and infrastructure-related litigation, internal investigations, securities litigation, professional liability, libel litigation, privacy litigation and commercial arbitration. Prior to the founding of DMG, he was a partner at a national law firm.

Tara Mrejen is an associate with the firm and is working to develop a broad-based commercial litigation practice.