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Did you go to trial and lose? You may have grounds to go to a higher level of court to reverse or change the decision. In other words, by appealing the lower court’s decision, you may wind up winning your case. McQuarrie’s litigation lawyers have a broad range of appellate experience from commercial disputes to personal injury to estates and family law matters.
Our lawyers offer advice and representation on appeals from inception, when you are considering an appeal, to completion, when you need a strong advocate to argue before the Court.
Not every case can be appealed. An appeal cannot proceed simply on the grounds you are not happy with the decision. An appeal is not a re-hearing of your case nor is it an opportunity, except in rare circumstances, to present new evidence or call different witnesses.
You must be able to show that the lower court made a factual or legal error that affected the outcome of your case. That’s where we come in.
When a trial court has made a reviewable error, you need experienced counsel ready to act to ensure that error is identified and corrected. The breadth and depth of our lawyers’ experience in many practice areas, both before the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal, allows us to guide the initial stages of considering an appeal. Our knowledge of the law allows us to identify legal errors and factual errors made at first instance. This includes reviewing trial or interlocutory reasons and materials to identify appealable errors and advising on whether an appeal may be appropriate in the circumstances and when you will require leave to bring your appeal.
There are very strict guidelines on how and when to commence an appeal. It is a highly technical area of litigation. Our litigation appellate lawyers have the experience to do it all.
Our lawyers’ practical and strategic approach to litigation will ensure that the appeal is brought through the appeal process efficiently and effectively. Our lawyers have the knowledge and judgment to make sound and effective use of appellate procedures to resolve the matter or bring it to hearing.
Our litigation appellate lawyers have a demonstrated track record in making convincing oral and written arguments to win your appeal!