HHBG Lawyers

Our clients include white and blue collar employees at all levels, and spanning all industries. We recognise that the issues our clients face affect both their livelihoods and their futures. Both need to be protected, and both are worth fighting for. However we also recognise that clients need access to strong legal advice in the very moment where their cash flow might be strained. Because of this, we do what we can to be as accessible as possible to the people who need us the most.

Our hourly rates are as follows:

Nicole Howell


Michael Bain


James Gould


Kelly Slade-Kerr


Peter Eastwood


Steven Boorne


Derek Knoechel


Fred Wynne


Anita Atwal


Jonas McKay


Manjot Cheema


Alexandra Anderson


Menachem Freedman


Carly Crawford


Shannon Beebe


Rosie Schlagintweit


Paralegal Work


Legal Assistant Work


Outside Legal Consultants



In the course of working on your behalf we must incur additional expenses which are billed to you at cost. These might include:

We do not charge for incoming faxes, regular postage or for long distance calls.


We are currently required to charge you GST and PST on our fees and GST on disbursements.

In cases involving employment law, where we act for employees, our fees are usually tax-deductible. If you have any questions about this, please consult your accountant.


We will provide you with a bill each month. This enables you to know the costs which you are incurring on a timely basis.

Please note that should you have any concerns regarding your bill, the Rules of our Law Society permit you to have any bill reviewed by a Master of the Supreme Court.


Accounts are due and payable upon receipt.

We are not a large operation and there are many disbursements which we may be required to payout on behalf of our clients. In return we expect and require prompt payment of our accounts. If a monthly bill is not paid we will not continue to provide work, and we will require a retainer before we perform additional work.

In payment of our accounts we accept debit, cheque and interac e-transfer. We also accept VISA and MasterCard.


On occasions where we achieve particularly significant results based on the work performed, we reserve the right to charge a premium.

Contingency Fees

In rare cases we will agree to a contingency fee agreement. These require very specific circumstances, must be agreed upon in advance and must be reduced to writing to conform to the requirements of our Law Society.

Awarding of Costs

In many cases where we are successful before the Courts, you may be awarded costs against the other party in accord with a tariff of costs which are included in our Supreme Court Rules.

Vancouver’s Experienced Employment & Labour Law Firm
Employees have rights. When you are faced with the loss of your job or are experiencing a problem with your job, you want to understand your rights and your options. You want to make an informed decision and get on with your life.

We educate and empower employees, either directly or through their unions.

With offices in Vancouver and Surrey, and also serving Burnaby, HHBG is made up of 14 employment & labour lawyers, a mediator, and a dedicated team of support staff. Our goal is to resolve matters through negotiation if possible or by decisive litigation.
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