Criminal defence runs in the blood for feisty McKay

Criminal defence runs in the blood for feisty McKay

When the Crown makes an offer to Calgary criminal lawyer Ian McKay, it has to be something pretty special to get his attention.

“I’ve never been a resolution-based type of lawyer,” McKay, principal of McKay Criminal Defence LLP, tells AdvocateDaily.com. “Oftentimes, clients come to me when they want someone who will fight for them. I’ve always found that by going to court and making a strong case, the Crown treats you differently.”

Somewhat ironically, his feisty approach generates a high volume of resolution offers from Crown lawyers who know he’s rarely bluffing about his desire to go to trial.  

“Sometimes you’ll get an offer you just can’t refuse, but I really believe in fighting for my clients and their Charter rights. You have to make applications, and prepare aggressive cross-examinations because it’s generally in the client's best interests to challenge the other side,” McKay says.

Read full article here - July 25th, 2018 (AdvocateDaily.com)


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