Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish LLP

Employment Department

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What the team is known for Acclaimed firm regarded as a leader in union-side representation. Advises professional associations and non-unionised employees from sectors such as healthcare, construction and education as well as federally regulated industries. Expertise covers a wide range of labour and employment matters including collective bargaining, wrongful dismissals, class actions, grievances and civil liberties. Recognised for its robust pensions practice and leading expertise in occupational health and safety and workers' compensation issues. Also has significant international capabilities.

Strengths  The firm has been labelled one of "the biggest union-side firms in the market" with a deep bench of "very good lawyers."

Notable practitioners

"Excellent lawyer" Bernie Hanson is a well-established figure with experience in union representation at provincial and federal levels. He has notable prowess representing teachers' unions and federations before the Ontario College of Teachers.

David Bloom is well regarded for his experience representing unions in both litigation and arbitration proceedings. He also provides strategic and collective agreement advice to his clients.

Kate Hughes is a well-known expert in the field of union representation with notable cases before the Supreme Court of Canada. She has considerable experience regarding strike advice, labour board proceedings and discriminatory lawsuits. One source says: "She is very solid, she really manages clients very well."

Paul Cavalluzzo is widely acknowledged as a leader in the market, with considerable experience of representation in the province's highest courts. He assists trade unions, individuals and associations with a comprehensive variety of issues, including pension disputes and workplace harassment claims.