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Blakes Named Most-Trusted Legal Brand in Canada Once Again

March 23, 2021

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Blakes) has been named Canada’s leading law firm brand for the sixth consecutive year in the Thomson Reuters Canada Law Firm Brand Index 2021 (formerly Acritas). This is the seventh time Blakes has earned the top spot since the Canadian index was introduced in 2012.

This recognition is particularly meaningful because it is data-driven and draws on feedback from 350 senior corporate leaders from Canada and around the globe. Respondents praised Blakes lawyers for their “top-level quality of advice” and excellent client service across a broad range of practice areas, with a particular focus on their commitment to getting to know and understand their clients’ businesses.  Blakes was noted for being the go-to Canadian firm and top of mind for U.S. buyers with legal needs in Canada.

"Our clients are at the core of everything we do. We are grateful that they turn to us as their trusted advisors in complicated times for their most pressing legal matters,” said Firm Managing Partner Bryson Stokes. “I am proud of our teams who continue to innovate and anticipate our clients’ needs at the highest level.”

Blakes once again claimed the number-one position for brand awareness and favourability, top-level M&A, most-used firm and most-used firm for inbound work. 

About the Thomson Reuters Canada Law Firm Index

The Thomson Reuters Canada Law Firm Index is an independent, client-driven index that measures law firm brands most favoured by top companies in Canada and internationally. Researchers asked corporate leaders about their awareness of and favourability towards Canadian law firms, their consideration of firms for major M&A, top-level litigation, and their use of firms for high-value and inbound work, among other questions.