Research Memoranda

At Sankoff Criminal Law, we provide high quality research memorandums on all areas of the criminal law.

Our lead counsel, Peter Sankoff, is one of Canada’s leading experts on criminal law and evidence (named as one of Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in 2020) and is consulted by trial lawyers across the country on a regular basis. All research memos are vetted by Peter personally.

Our team prides itself on a thorough understanding of the most recent jurisprudence. In a testimonial for our Jury Charge Review Service, Peter was described as “[having] his fingers on the pulse of the most recent case law on issues of evidence and substantive criminal law.”

Our firm’s Professor in Residence, Steven Penney, is an expert in criminal procedure. Steven provides our team a wealth of knowledge and is regularly consulted by our associates on matters related to detention, arrest, confession, and searches to ensure our arguments are as strong as possible.

When consulted on a matter, we take full advantage of the expertise within our firm and collaborate to maximize the chances of a successful outcome for you and your client.

Depending on what is required and the timeline, we can work to suit your budget. To discuss your file, please contact us to schedule a consultation.

Related Publications

The Law of Witnesses and Evidence in Canada

In The Law of Witnesses and Evidence in Canada, Lead Counsel at Sankoff Criminal Law, Peter Sankoff, provides expert analysis of evidentiary issues as they arise in legal proceedings. The book covers many questions that arise daily in criminal proceedings, including those related to hearsay, competence, compellability, privilege, examination, and cross-examination.


Criminal Law

In the 5th Edition of Criminal Law, Peter Sankoff co-authors a critical examination of the criminal law in Canada. Cited by the Supreme Court of Canada and appellate courts across the country, this book has proven to be an essential resource for Crown and defence counsel alike. The book explores numerous trial-related topics, including an analysis of Criminal Code offences and commonly raised defences.