Biggest Metro Vancouver law firms on hiring spree

Average number of local lawyers at top firms grew 7.2 per cent over the past two years

The average number of lawyers working at the Lower Mainland’s largest law firms grew for the first time since the start of the pandemic, according to new data collected for BIV’s list of the biggest law firms in Metro Vancouver (page 16). 

The average number of lawyers jumped 7.2 per cent amid the COVI D-19 crisis from 81.1 in 2021 to 86.9 lawyers in 2022, while the median number of lawyers grew eight per cent, to 88 from 81.5. This suggests smaller firms that are lower on BIV’s list grew faster than their larger counterparts. 


Bennett Jones LLP (No. 15) had the most single-year growth: up 36.7 per cent, to 67 this year from 49 lawyers in 2021. 

Boughton Law Corp. (No. 19) had the biggest decline as its stable of lawyers fell 5.9 per cent, to 48 in 2022 from 51 last year. 

Clark Wilson LLP (No. 5) boasted the most growth (up 30.9 per cent) over five years among the top five firms. 

It increased its number of lawyers to 106 in 2022 from 81 in 2018. •