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Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP

Employment & Labour

5 ranked lawyersBand 1OntarioCanada 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Hicks Morley is a first-rate employment and labour law boutique recognised for its considerable breadth and depth of practice. The team works across a range of industries, including construction, retail and transportation, assisting employers across Ontario with a multitude of issues, including strikes and lockouts, as well as a range of collective bargaining matters. It offers counsel to both public and private sector clients on provincial and federal mandates. The firm has offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, London and Waterloo and acts for both domestic and international employers.

Strengths

One client said: "Hicks Morley is a firm that I have continuously been impressed with across the board. Every lawyer I've come across is remarkable in their professionalism, interaction with clients, attention to detail and support."

Another market commentator added: "They're really well respected, especially in construction and labour law."

Notable practitioners

Craig Rix is based in Toronto and was recently appointed managing partner of Hicks Morley. He has a wide-ranging employment and labour practice with experience in collective bargaining negotiations and rights arbitrations. He is also skilled in human resources law and advising on statutory and regulatory matters.

Donna D'Andrea is well regarded for her work in the hospitality sector. Based in Toronto, she frequently acts for hotel chains and hospitality clients across the country on union negotiations. She also adeptly advises on dismissals, employment standards and human rights matters.
"Donna D'Andrea is a very prominent practitioner in the hospitality industry."

Henry Dinsdale provides accomplished employment advice to both provincial and national clients, as well as advising on collective bargaining. Based in Toronto, he possesses notable experience in several provinces across Canada alongside his considerable expertise in Ontario.

Toronto-based John Brooks is well regarded for advising employers on unionisation and collective bargaining. He is also respected for his strengths in terminations, harassment and discrimination cases.
"John Brooks provides outstanding support to us on all employment and labour relations issues."

Toronto-based Stephen Shamie is a senior labour and employment lawyer with a formidable reputation in human resource law. He acts for both public and private clients on collective agreements, human rights hearings and labour board proceedings. He also frequently acts as labour counsel on corporate transactions.
"Stephen Shamie is obviously a leader."

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Ontario

Employment & Labour


Craig Rix
Band 5
Donna D'Andrea
Band 5
Henry Dinsdale
Band 3
John Brooks
Band 5
Stephen J Shamie
Band 1