Narwal Litigation LLP is named in the prestigious 2024-25 Canadian Lawyer’s Top Criminal Law Boutiques. Canadian Lawyer Magazine conducted an exhaustive research study to identify and showcase the industry’s top performers. In this thorough assessment, we emerged as a leading Criminal Law Firm. Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s 30+ strong Intelligence Unit determined the winners by following a rigorous process, which included interviewing objective industry professionals, conducting extensive research and peer review.

Examples of our recent work include the successful defence of a senior Canada Revenue Agency employee charged with tax evasion to a full acquittal following twenty-seven days of trial in a high profile immigration fraud prosecution to an acquittal for regulated professional charged with sexual assault to the dismissal of fraud allegations made by the B.C. Securities Commission to the successful resolution of the largest criminal securities prosecution in B.C. history as well as a variety of other high-stakes and high-profile hearings and appeals. We also have been counsel on many other cases where we have successfully engaged in pre-charge advocacy to prevent the issuance of public allegations or the laying of charges. Our proven track record of success includes extensive experience in criminal organization cases involving drug and money-laundering offences, homicides ranging from first-degree murder to manslaughter and other serious personal injury offences.

We act for individuals and entities facing a wide range of allegations, involving white-collar or commercial crime, drug and conspiracy offences, criminal organization offences, proceeds of crime and money laundering offences, tax evasion, serious personal injury offences, driving related offences, sexual offences, and other offences under statutes such as the:

  • Securities Act
  • Income Tax Act & Excise Act
  • Customs Act
  • Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Competition Act
  • Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act
  • Motor Vehicle Act & Insurance Vehicle Act
  • Fisheries Act
  • Canadian Environmental Protection Act

We have wide and varied experience in cases involving sophisticated investigative techniques such as undercover operations, wiretaps, evidence gathered in foreign countries, and searches warrants executed domestically. We have successfully mounted constitutional challenges to, and have excluded evidence arising from, such techniques by arguing the violation of our clients’ rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Our cases often involve parallel and overlapping investigations and proceedings. For instance, we regularly act for individuals and entities under investigation by police forces as well as enforcement agencies such as:

  • Regulators in the Financial Industry including the BC Securities Commission, other provincial Securities Commissions, the Mutual Fund Dealers Association, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, Financial Institutions Commission of BC and others
  • Regulators in the Health Professions including the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia, the College of Pharmacists of British Columbia, the College of Psychologists of British Columbia, the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia, the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia and others
  • Regulators in the Legal Professions including the Law Society of British Columbia, and the Society of Notaries of British Columbia;
  • Canada Revenue Agency;
  • Canadian Border Services Agency and Immigration and Citizenship Canada

We have achieved exceptional results for individuals who are concurrently under investigation by the agencies referred to above and also individuals facing criminal charges, administrative proceedings and civil cases all at once. To learn more about the issues arising in parallel investigations and proceedings, please read our article, “Defending Organizations and Individuals in White Collar Cases

We are available around the clock to protect and advance our clients’ interests and look forward to serving you.