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McCarthy Tetrault

Building Canada's Premier Law Firm

by (author) Christopher Moore

Douglas & McIntyre
Initial publish date
Jun 2005
Legal History
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2005

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A comprehensive history of Canada's first national law firm: the people, the innovations and the unprecedented growth.

McCarthy Tetrault is the largest and one of the most eminent of Canadian law firms, with offices in all the major business centres in Canada as well as in New York and in London, England. It is also one of the oldest, with roots going back 15 years, and has an exceptionally interesting and dynamic recent history.

Noted historian Christopher Moore presents the story of McCarthy Tetrault and the firms that preceded it, within the context of the political and business history of Canada. He shows how the firm's dominance was achieved over many years by combining legal professionalism with consistent strategic planning by a series of strong leaders. This is an illuminating account of the growth of a major firm and is also an important contribution to the history of the legal profession in Canada.

About the author

CHRISTOPHER MOORE is the author of numerous history books for adults and young readers including 1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal, McCarthy Tetrault: Building Canada’s Premier Law Firm, and Louisbourg Portraits. He is winner of the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction and co-author of The Illustrated HiStory of Canada. Christopher lives in Toronto with his wife and their two daughters.

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