Efficiency & Project Management

Focusing on efficiency & management puts clients first

Prioritizing client needs is a key pillar of Stikeman Elliott service and performance. Increasingly, clients expect creative solutions to their challenges – even as they demand leaner teams. Furthermore, clients deserve results that make the best use of their time and investment. Smooth and efficient operations are, therefore, critical.

This commitment to efficiency and project management provides:

  • Cost effectiveness on each file.
  • A more direct chain of command.
  • Resilient, systemically strong teams that are performance-oriented.

Here are a few examples of how this is accomplished:

The complete legal project life cycle

Stikeman Elliott uses a proven and proprietary methodology – called Legal Project LifeSEycle – to ensure every file we work on runs smoothly and effectively from start to finish. This process allows us to select the right team for the right file, ensuring everyone around the table brings the talent needed to meet our clients’ challenges and create simple, bespoke solutions.

Enhanced project management

Stikeman Elliott lawyers participate in an ongoing, in-depth project management-training program, which helps heighten the overall efficiency of each and every file. Clients benefit from fine-tuned service that is high level as well as task-specific. What’s more, junior associates and law clerks also receive training that is tailored to their involvement.

Honed focus

It is not uncommon for our lawyers to have heightened experience and know-how in specific project management areas, such as developing strategies, planning, managing tasks and timelines, and addressing changes throughout the file. In order to ensure everyone benefits from equal project management expertise, we are focused on expanding our lawyers’ skills in other areas of the LifeSEycle and constantly reinforcing the importance of project management on each and every file.

Knowledge Hub

Our Knowledge Hub – a key component of the Stikeman Elliott website – focuses on significant developments in Canadian business law. Featuring expert analysis across more than 20 curated topic areas, the Knowledge Hub is user-friendly, timely and fully searchable. It includes our current and historical blog posts, client updates and legal guides and is a valuable resource for our lawyers, students and clients.