Commercial / Litigation Lawyer

Established in 1986, Metcalf & Company is a leading boutique law firm in the marine, transportation, and increasingly renewable energies sector. The firm acts primarily in commercial litigation matters, as well as in connection with complex contract negotiations, corporate financing and reorganizations, for Canadian, U.S. and European ship-owners and operators, insurers, shipbuilders, classification societies, and ports, amongst others. The firm has been recognized as a “Top 10 Corporate Law Boutique” by Canadian Lawyer Magazine and its partners and lawyers are recognized by Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers, and Chambers & Partners amongst others.

We are seeking a highly motivated and personable lawyer to join our team.

This is an excellent opportunity for a lawyer to be exposed to complex and challenging work from top tier clients in a niche industry, while being supported by a highly skilled and experienced team.

As a litigation lawyer, you will primarily advise and act on corporate and commercial disputes including commercial litigation involving ship charters, cargo damage, products liability, defence procurement and other similar matters.

Practice areas of law for this role include:

Corporate and commercial
Commercial and general litigation
Insurance law
Admiralty and maritime law
Employment law
Procurement and administrative law

As the preferred candidate, you have over three years commercial litigation experience. Ontario and Atlantic Canada litigation experience is an asset as is previous experience in marine law. You bring strong research skills, and the ability to multi-task and meet tight deadlines. You are highly organized with strong attention to detail and can handle litigation files with minimal supervision.

You must be a member in good standing with a Canadian provincial bar society.

If this describes you, please forward your resume and a letter explaining clearly how your background and experience will meet the needs of Metcalf and Company. Applications can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at, quoting project number 1942 in the subject line.

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Job Deadline/Expiry Date: 09/30/2022