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2020 Best Lawyers in Canada Recognition

We congratulate Angela Rae, Brett Christen and Frances Gallop, who have been recognized in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada for their excellence in labour and employment law. Best Lawyers’ annual list of the top practitioners in various practice areas across Canada is compiled using comprehensive peer reviews. We are delighted to see members of our firm being recognized for their work.

Daryn Jeffries to Speak at 2019 Construction Labour & Employment Relations Conference

Daryn Jeffries will join other distinguished faculty at the Construction Labour & Employment Relations Conference to be held this year on December 9 and 10 at Old Mill Toronto. Daryn's session on the topic “Fit for Duty” is scheduled to take place on December 9, 2019. Click here for further details regarding the Conference and how to register.

Daryn Jeffries to Speak at OMHRA Fall Conference

Daryn Jeffries will be presenting a workshop entitled “Workplace Investigations Gone Wrong” on September 10, 2019 at the Ontario Municipal Human Resources Association’s annual Fall Conference, to be held at Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville. Click here for further details regarding the Conference and how to register.

Frances Gallop Attends IBA Employment and Diversity Law Conference

Frances Gallop attended the International Bar Association’s Annual Employment and Diversity Law Conference in Paris from April 3-5, 2019. The conference covered cutting edge topics of interest to employers around the globe including communications in crisis situations, artificial intelligence bias and data transparency in the workplace, and practical strategies to appropriately handle gender transition issues in the workplace.

The program ended with an excellent panel discussion on preventing and managing harassment claims in the #MeToo Era. Frances reports that Philip Berkowitz and Inge de Laat did an excellent job of moderating the discussion, and extends her kudos to the panelists who acknowledged that the legal profession has a lot of work to do in this area.

It was an incredible opportunity to learn from and be inspired by lawyers from all over the globe.

Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA) – A Fireside Chat with Bill Kaplan

Angela Rae will be interviewing preeminent arbitrator and author Bill Kaplan before a live audience at the inaugural event of the Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA). The event will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Ted Rogers School of Management. Click here to view the announcement.

Women’s Business Network of Peterborough’s Annual Member Trade Show & Workshops

Frances Gallop and Alexandra Jamieson will be presenting a workshop at the Women’s Business Network of Peterborough’s Annual Member Trade Show & Workshops event on March 6, 2019. The interactive workshop will focus on drugs and alcohol in the workplace and Frances and Alexandra will speak to employer rights and obligations, the use of drug and alcohol testing, and strategies for managing workplace social events. The event will take place at the Highland Park Reception Centre in Peterborough and will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Lancaster House – 2019 Toronto Human Rights and Accommodation Conference

Angela Rae will be speaking on the first panel at Lancaster’s 2019 Toronto Human Rights and Accommodation Conference on the topic, “New and Noteworthy: An update on the year's most significant cases”. This panel will take place between 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.  more >

The Advocates' Society - Labour Arbitration Advocacy: Focus on Evidence

Angela Rae will be speaking at The Advocates’ Society’s education program, “Labour Arbitration Advocacy: Focus on Evidence” on March 1, 2019 at The Advocates’ Society Education Centre, 250 Yonge Street, Suite 2700, Toronto. Angela forms part of the panel addressing the topic Troubleshooting Evidentiary Issues: Demonstration and Discussion from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. more >

2019 Best Lawyers in Canada Recognition

Angela Rae and Brett Christen have been recognized in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada for their excellence in labour and employment law. Best Lawyers in Canada’s annual list of the top practitioners in various practice areas across Canada is compiled using comprehensive peer reviews.

2019-2020 Summer and Articling Students

The firm welcomes its newest group of exceptional summer and articling students.

Articling Students:
Matthew Canning (Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University), Brandon Cheuk (Osgoode Hall Law School, York University) and Kennedy Simpson (University of Toronto Faculty of Law).

Summer Students:
Tiffany Barone (Osgoode Hall Law School, York University) and Patrick O’Leary (University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law).