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Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP

Employment

3 ranked lawyersBand 2OntarioCanada 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Management-side boutique with a strong presence in Ontario and throughout the country. Has a strong focus on the private sector, typically representing manufacturing, retail and construction clients, as well as advising government-owned companies. Experience includes an array of employment and labour matters, from workplace incident investigations to wrongful dismissals and collective bargaining negotiations. Also has expertise in occupational health and safety and compensation issues.

Strengths

Commentators identify the firm to be "really good, well established and able to pull resources as required."

Notable practitioners

Cheryl Edwards is especially skilled in health and safety in which she has represented major employers in trials and appeals. She is also experienced in workers' compensation matters. One source notes that she is "one of the highest-profile health and safety lawyers in the province."

John Craig recently joined Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark after leaving Fasken. He is widely considered a prominent labour lawyer who acts for both federal and provincial clients. Alongside his strengths in bargaining and collective agreements, he also acts on tribunals, arbitrations and appeals arising from employee complaints. Sources agree that he is "outstanding from an appellate and judicial review perspective."

Mark Contini is the firm's managing partner and is described by sources as "an excellent lawyer." He regularly advises employers on both union and non-union issues before appellate courts and human rights tribunals. He possesses further strengths in collective bargaining and grievance arbitrations.

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Ontario

Employment & Labour


Cheryl Edwards
Band 4
Mark Contini
Band 2