I help you understand and assert your legal rights in difficult workplace situations.
I work collaboratively with clients to provide practical and cost-effective solutions in labour, employment and human rights law. I have appeared at the BC Employment Standards Branch and assisted federally-regulated clients under the Canada Labour Code. I have also assisted with matters before arbitrators, mediators, the BC Labour Relations Board, BC Supreme Court and the BC Human Rights Tribunal. I articled at HHBG and joined the firm as a lawyer in 2017.
Prior to joining HHBG, I gained a wide range of valuable labour relations experience while working in the legal department at a major provincial union. I also spent two years as a member of the union’s provincial bargaining committee where I assisted with drafting proposals, negotiation and ratification of a provincial collective agreement.
I received my law degree from Bond University (Australia) where I received First in Class awards for Evidence and Banking & Finance Law. I also received the Bar Association of Queensland award for client interviewing. During law school, I volunteered with the Queensland Public Interest Legal Clearing House, a community-based legal service providing pro bono legal assistance. I also worked for IBM in information technology. Prior to law school, I obtained a Bachelor of Political Science (Honours) degree from the University of Ottawa, during which I volunteered for Amnesty International and participated in the English Debating Society.
Outside of work, I currently act as Co-President of the Surrey Women’s Centre Board of Directors. I am also a member of the Canadian Bar Association.
Originally from a small farming village in Southwestern Ontario, I moved to British Columbia to escape cold Ontario winters. In my spare time, I enjoy yoga, reading and travelling with my fiancé, especially to Formula 1 races and Seahawks games.
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