Litigation is all about lawsuits.
When conflict looms, you want the right litigation team in your corner.
Litigation is no place for an assembly line approach. Your lawsuit is unique to you and you deserve a lawyer and a law firm that never forget that reality. You need creativity and expertise, not text book advice or someone more concerned about billable hours than client service.
Our litigation strategies are custom tailored. We think outside the box. Whether it is an emotionally charged employment dispute, a devastating personal injury claim, a messy divorce, or a complicated commercial dispute, our legal strategies for success start with some basics. We listen carefully. We understand your needs. Only then do we explore your legal options, steering you through the minefields and pitfalls of our legal system.
The willingness of the other side to respond is often proportionate to the skills and reputation of opposing counsel. That’s the real world of litigation. It’s no place for half measures. Contrary to popular belief, there are a relatively small number of lawyers who actually practice Supreme Court trial work on a regular basis. Many lawyers are able to commence a lawsuit, and many will claim they are qualified to negotiate a settlement without ever going to trial. But there is more to litigating than pushing paper and exchanging proposals. The real challenge to the experienced litigator is getting the outcome that the client deserves. We know our way around the court rooms of Nova Scotia. We ensure that our client’s voice will be heard.
Our Mac, Mac & Mac Litigation Group is renowned for its litigation persistence. We accept cases that are disproportionate to our size. One client described our Litigation Group as the little engine that could. Although we never lose sight of the economic realities that must influence a tactical decision on conflict resolution, we are more than fair-weather counsel. At Mac, Mac & Mac, client loyalty is a 2-way street.
Bruce MacIntosh leads the Litigation Group at Mac, Mac & Mac. He has been called a litigator’s litigator. He is one of less than two dozen Canadian lawyers invited to join the prestigious International Society of Barristers. He believes that litigation power is the cornerstone of any successful law practice.
As a Past President of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, Bruce has worked closely with the Bar, the Bench and Government to improve public confidence in Nova Scotia’s legal system. He knows how the legal system works, its strengths and its weaknesses. As the son of a judge and the Father of two daughters who have followed in his footsteps, lawyering is in his blood.
“People are sometimes surprised at the size and type of litigation cases that our clients have entrusted to Mac, Mac & Mac”, Bruce says. “It’s a law firm’s attitude, not its size, that makes the difference in litigation”. With more than 30 years of litigation experience, Bruce MacIntosh understands the difference between dry legal knowledge and hard earned legal judgment. His cases have repeatedly attracted provincial and national attention. A recent CBC documentary series described the Mac, Mac & Mac Litigation Group as amongst the best lawyers money can buy.
We may take some pride in those exaggerated accolades. But we prefer the little engine that could.
Mac, Mac & Mac represents the vast majority of Nova Scotian women in one of the world’s largest class action lawsuits. We have acted as lead counsel in the tragic consequences of the Westray Mine Disaster. This work involved quarterbacking an extraordinarily complex multimillion dollar legal quagmire that included civil and criminal liability assessment, post-incident reconstruction, massive document assembly, and co-ordination of hundreds of witnesses and dozens of mining experts from around the globe, all in a multidisciplinary response to one of the most controversial corporate disasters in Canadian history.
More recently, the Mac, Mac & Mac Litigation Group successful completed one of the lengthiest and most controversial wrongful dismissal actions in recent Nova Scotia legal history, representing a principled whistleblower who single-handedly and successfully stood against an array of the political, legal and gaming industry elite of Nova Scotia. Our persistence in the world wide pursuit of one of Canada’s most infamous deadbeat dads has similarly attracted international attention in legal circles.
Elizabeth Van den Eynden and Leisa MacIntosh share leadership responsibilities in our Litigation Group. They know that our success is based on working harder and smarter than the client expects. Whether it is mounting a broad-reaching tax challenge on behalf of one of Nova Scotia’s largest industrial manufacturers, or a Small Claims Court case for a poorly treated consumer, our Litigation Group exercises the same focused approach. We put our experience to work. We think strategically. We don’t stop until the job is done.