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ISBN: 9781552213100-02

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Two Marriages That Made a Law Firm, 1862–75

From: Lawyers, Families, and Businesses


Focuses on Ellen Byrne Chadwick and Charlotte Louisa Beatty, two women who each married a founding partner of the firm, then known as Beatty & Chadwick, and who are both considered crcuial to its founding and success. The beginning years of the firm are also discussed.



C. Ian Kyer

C. Ian Kyer is a distinguished lawyer, historian, and author. For more than thirty years he practised law with the Faskens law firm, where he led the Technology and Intellectual Property Group. Ranked as one of Canada’s top 500 lawyers, he has advised both private sector parties and federal, provincial, and municipal governments on numerous projects, including public-private partnerships. He has often been praised for his even-handed approach and his ability to bring parties together. But Ian was an historian before he became a lawyer (with a PhD in Medieval ecclesiastical history), and on his retirement from the Faskens partnership, he has returned to history. He has written a history of the Faskens firm, an historical novel about Salieri and his relationship to Mozart, and numerous short biographies for the Dictionary of Canadian Biography.