Hicks Morley is thrilled to announce that four of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as the country’s “Leading Lawyers” in The 2018 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. Congratulations to Henry Dinsdale and Stephen Shamie for once again being profiled, and to David Bannon and John Brooks for their debut feature in this prestigious guide for their distinguished expertise in Labour Law.

Meet our new partners Natasha Monkman and Lisa Kwasek. Both continue to develop their thriving practices, Natasha in pension and benefits law out of the firm’s Toronto office, and Lisa in employment and labour law from the London office.

Benefits Canada quoted Hicks Morley’s Dan Michaluk in a December 19, 2017 article titled “Decision on employee reference eases the fears ‘to a certain extent’”. The article explores what an employer should say when asked about a former employee who wasn’t up to the task. When asked about the risks of a previous employer going too far, Dan said “Within the scope of giving a reference, employers have the protection of qualified privilege”.

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce it has once again ranked as the leading law firm in the Labour Relations and Pensions category according to the 2017/2018 Lexpert® CCCA/ACCJE Corporate Counsel Directory and Yearbook. Practice groups included in this category are employment law, labour relations, labour relations (construction sector), occupational health & safety, pensions & employee benefits and workers’ compensation.