Honours & Recognitions

Our firm has been honoured both nationally and internationally for the work we perform.

The North American Martindale Hubbell Law Directory has recognized more than half of our partners for their high legal ability and ethical standards.

The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory is designed to assist knowledgeable users of legal services in making informed decisions.  Since 1998, our firm has received the highest designation for firms specializing in management side labour and employment law in the annual Lexpert® Directory. Our firm is proud to have achieved the highest standing in the Lexpert® Directory Practice Area Rankings for both Toronto and London, Ontario. Various individual members of the firm have also been recognized for their excellence in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.

In January 2012 and again in 2014, Canadian Lawyer Magazine recognized Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti as one of Canada’s Top 10 Labour and Employment Boutiques.

Since 2011, our firm has been rated as a Band 2 Employment and Labour Firm in Chambers Global, an international directory of top legal talent published by Chambers & Partners. We were the first management-side labour and employment law boutique to be so highly ranked in central Canada and we remain at the highest rating of any management-side labour and employment law boutique in Canada. Approximately 5% of all lawyers reviewed by Chambers & Partners are included in the Chambers Global directory, and any mention, including the lowest ranking at Band 5, is a significant honour. Two of our senior partners are individually ranked in Chambers Global.

In 2011, our firm partnered with L&E Global, an international alliance of firms providing counsel to employers on employment, labour, workplace, privacy, employee benefits and immigration law. In 2012 and 2013, L&E Global was Highly Commended as a Legal Industry Pioneer by The Financial Times. In 2013, L&E Global was once again recognized as one of the Most Innovative Law Firms in International Strategy by The Financial Times. Most recently, L&E Global has been recognized in the MFP Awards for Management Excellence. In association with the Harvard Business Review and The Financial Times, the MPF Awards for Management Excellenceis the only global competition that highlights management’s contribution to strategy, leadership, client experience, operational excellence and responsible business. L&E Global has been shortlisted as a finalist for five 2015 MFP Awards.

Our firm’s senior partner, Roy Filion, Q.C., is recognized as one of the leading labour law practitioners in Canada.  Roy was identified in the February 1993 edition of Toronto Life Magazine as one of three administrative law lawyers in its guide to the most respected legal practitioners in the city, The Lawyers Other Lawyers Call.  Roy also received the honour of being made a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Roy has received a Band 1 ranking in the Chambers Global Rankings. He has consistently received the highest ranking in the Lexpert® Directory list of leading practitioners in the area of Labour Relations in the Province of Ontario. Roy is one of the few Ontario lawyers listed in the International Who’s Who of Management and Employment Lawyers. He was named by Best Lawyers as Toronto 2012 labour and employment lawyer of the year.

Roy Filion, David Wakely, Peter Thorup, Frank Angeletti, Jamie Knight, Carl Peterson, Angela Rae and Paul Young have all been rated by Lexpert® as leading lawyers in Canada.

Roy Filion, Jamie Knight, Carl Peterson and David Wakely were named in the National Post list of the best labour and employment lawyers in Canada, in December 2006.