We provide professional legal advice and advocacy to clients with a variety of interesting and challenging legal issues throughout British Columbia, Alberta and across Canada in the following fields of law.
We provide legal advice and representation to unions and their members in the private and public sectors as well as the construction industry and unionized police officers.
We offer legal services at reasonable rates on an extensive range of issues whether they arise before labour relations boards, arbitration boards, the human rights tribunal, WCB, WCAT, or the courts.
We provide general answers to inquiries concerning a union’s duty of fair representation, provided that it does not involve a conflict with one of our existing clients. Learn more
We offer confidential legal assistance to managerial, excluded-employees, workers, and police officers in the non-unionized sector in all aspects of the employment relationship.
We are available to provide strategic advice from the pre-employment phase up to and including termination of the employment relationship. If your employment has been terminated without cause and without payment of reasonable notice we can advise you about your rights and the amount of damages to which you may be entitled. Learn more
Human Rights Law
We offer legal advice and representation to complainants, unions and respondent-employees involving claims of discrimination contrary to human rights legislation.
We provide legal assistance to employees and unions in relation to the employer’s duty to accommodate.
We employ a unique and time-tested approach and offer strategic legal advice in matters involving an employee struggling with substance abuse or an addiction. Learn more
It is always our goal to resolve legal disputes amicably through negotiation. Where early settlement is not in the offing, we have successfully represented clients at all levels of court in British Columbia and Alberta.
We have experience in a broad range of legal issues from non-payment of debt, bankruptcy & insolvency, breach of contract, to settlement of disputes involving cremated human remains. The range of our experience is not quite cradle to grave, but we are working towards it.
Family Law and Wills & Estates
We expanded the scope of our civil litigation practice to include Family Law and Wills & Estates in order to offer legal services to union members and individual employees who require advice about family law issues and Wills & Estates.
If you have a Family Law issue, please do not hesitate to contact Karlan Modeste to arange for a consultation.
If you are interested in obtaining legal advice with respect to Wills and Estate Planning, please contact Sherry Shir to arrange for a consultation. Learn more
We have successfully represented our client’s interests before professional disciplinary bodies, university faculty committees, Employment Standards Tribunals, EI Umpires, the Workers Compensation Board, Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunals, Privacy Commissioners, the Canada Pension Appeal Board, and other administrative tribunals.