Colin advises and represents individuals and employers in labour and employment law, workers’ compensation, occupational health and safety, and human rights. He also assists clients with commercial litigation matters including shareholder disputes.
He takes pride in providing responsive, methodical and common sense legal advice that assists clients in achieving their goals. He has appeared as counsel at all levels of court in British Columbia, the Federal Court, collective agreement grievance arbitrations and various administrative tribunals, including the Human Rights Tribunal, Employment Standards Tribunal, British Columbia Labour Relations Board, Workers’ Compensation Board and Liquor Control and Licensing Branch.
Colin frequently presents and publishes on workplace law issues and conducts workplace investigations. He also regularly drafts a variety of employment-related documents including employment contracts, restrictive covenants, handbooks, and bullying and harassment policies.
Colin was born and raised in Kelowna. After graduating from the University of Victoria Faculty of Law, he worked in the Vancouver office of a large international law firm and Western Canada’s largest workplace law firm. Prior to graduating from law school, Colin worked in the International Arbitration Group at the Paris office of a large international law firm, the Permanent Mission of Canada to the Organization of American States in Washington, DC, and the British Columbia Securities Commission. He also served as the special assistant to a Member of Parliament in Ottawa.
- Counsel for employers and employees for issues including discipline, wrongful dismissal, human rights, disability insurance claims and terminations
- Counsel for employers and employees in human rights matters
- Acting for plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of commercial disputes
- Counsel for unionized employers in labour relations board proceedings and grievance arbitrations