On Thursday, October 1 Chambers and Partners and more than 150 guests came together at Malaparte in Toronto to celebrate the launch of the inaugural Chambers Canada guide and to honour some of Canada's leading law firms. We were joined by journalists from the National Post and Precedent Magazine, as well as by The Honourable Robert P. Armstrong, accepting a Lifetime Achievement award on behalf of Yves Fortier. We were also joined by Stephen Sigurdson of Manulife and his wife Leslie;  Mr. Sigurdson was presented with our first award recognising the contributions of in-house counsel to the Canadian legal community.

On behalf of Chambers and Partners, I would like to extend warm congratulations to the eight winners of this year's Team of the Year awards, as well as to Yves, Stephen and Elisabeth Brousseau and Roland Hung of McCarthy Tétrault, joining us from Montreal and Calgary respectively to accept the first Chambers Canada Diversity Award.

Joanna Lane
Editor - Chambers Canada