*The list of cases below is merely for our clients’ reference and should in no way be seen as a portrayal of the firm’s success rate.

Grey Casgrain s.e.n.c. was founded by Julius H. Grey in the fall of 1976. Its present name dates from the mid-1980s, when Me Lynne-Marie Casgrain joined the firm. The team currently consists of 13 lawyers, all engaged in litigation.
Grey Casgrain s.e.n.c. has frequently represented the individual against the institution – such as the government, employer, and professional body. Further, it is a firm that is constantly involved in legal education, the dissemination of information, and in societal discussions on legal and human rights questions.

From its early days, Grey Casgrain s.e.n.c. has been involved in some of the leading human rights and Charter litigation in Quebec and in Canada. In particular, it brought several of the major language rights cases before the Supreme Court of Canada and one to the United Nations Human Rights Sub-Committee.

Grey Casgrain s.e.n.c. has been involved in a number of leading cases in Administrative Law:

  • The firm brought the case of Bendahmane v. Canada (Minister of Employment and Immigration) [1989] 3 F.C. 16 (C.A.), in which the Federal Court firmly established the notion of legitimate expectation.
  • Before the Supreme Court of Canada, Grey Casgrain s.e.n.c. brought the case of Schavernoch v. Foreign Claims Commission [1982] 1 S.C.R. 1092.
  • Before the Federal Court of Appeal it brought Gingras v. Canada  [1994] 2 F.C. 734.

After the adoption of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the firm established many precedents under it as well as under the Quebec Charter. Notably, in the Supreme Court cases of:

At other levels of court, the firm has been involved in significant Charter litigation, notably:

In the field of Criminal Law, Grey Casgrain s.e.n.c. has represented interveners in the leading case of R. v. Smith, 2015 SCC 34 and has litigated the leading cases of:  

In the field of Professional law, Grey Casgrain s.e.n.c. has litigated the leading cases of:

In the field of Labor and Employment Law, the firm has pled the following leading cases:

In the field of Family Law, the following significant cases have been pled:

In the field of Civil Law, Grey Casgrain s.e.n.c. has been involved in the following important cases:

In the field of Immigration, among others, the firm pled:

  • Perez c. Le Ministre de la citoyenneté et de l’immigration, 2015 CF 1100
  • Ransanz v. The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, 2015 FC 1109

In the field of Language Rights, the firm has been involved in the following cases:

In the field of Medical Law, the firm has been involved in the following cases:

  • Mobayed v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, 581/2001
  • Mobayed c. Procureur général du Québec, 2010 QCCA 2419
  • Duchoeny c. RAMQ, TAQ, 18 sept. 2003

In the field of Class Action Suits, among others, the firm pled:

The office of Grey Casgrain, s.e.n.c. has pled many other importance cases of procedure in the fields of Aboriginal Law, Carceral Law, etc.