Hicks Morley Congratulates New Partners David Alli, Allison MacIsaac, Amanda Lawrence-Patel, Sunny Khaira and Edward O’Dwyer
David is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. He advises employers on a variety of labour and employment issues, with a particular focus on wrongful dismissal defence litigation, human rights and accommodation matters. David also regularly works with clients to implement policies and strategies to maintain and develop healthy, respectful workplaces.
As an experienced advocate, David has successfully represented clients in appellate proceedings, wrongful dismissal litigation, human rights applications, Ministry of Labour complaints and labour grievances. He also provides daily advice to clients to assist with legal compliance and strategy.
Allison is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. While her practice covers all areas of labour and employment law, Allison has particular expertise regarding labour relations in the construction industry, acting on behalf of employers in the elevator and escalator, electrical power systems and HVAC sectors.
A dedicated advocate, Allison is unwavering in her representation of clients on matters including grievance arbitrations, labour disputes, wrongful dismissals, human rights, employment standards and employment contracts. Allison provides proactive and strategic advice to her clients on a day-to-day basis and she regularly advises employers on various issues, particularly with respect to labour relations and an employer’s rights and obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Allison regularly appears as counsel for employers in labour arbitrations and before the Ontario Labour Relations Board and also frequently appears before the Superior Court of Justice and the Divisional Court.
Amanda is a labour, human rights and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. She advises and works closely with a large number of employers and service providers in the private and public sectors—including universities, school boards and hospitals—on a wide range of matters involving employment, accommodation, labour relations, collective bargaining, access to services and access to education issues.
Amanda’s practice has a particular emphasis on achieving practical and expeditious solutions to complex workplace and student issues. This includes providing prompt, insightful and strategic day-to-day advice, and engaging in dispute resolution where appropriate and in litigation where necessary. Amanda is single-mindedly focused on achieving the best outcome for her clients. In so doing, Amanda frequently appears as counsel in labour arbitration proceedings, applications to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and proceedings before the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
Amanda is also recognized as a leader in her legislative compliance practice, with significant experience advising, providing training, and drafting policies and procedures in the public sector, including in respect of financial compensation, sexual misconduct, harassment and discrimination. Amanda is regularly asked to speak at conferences about these matters, including by the Canadian Association of University Solicitors, National Academy of Arbitrators and Osgoode Professional Development. Amanda is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Toronto.
Sunny is a labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. In his broad practice, he has successfully represented clients in judicial review applications, wrongful dismissal claims and human rights applications. Sunny has an impressive record in both the private and public sectors. He is regularly successful obtaining dismissals or resolutions of numerous labour arbitration grievances, various proceedings before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, and many wrongful dismissal cases before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
Sunny is a highly skilled advocate and an effective negotiator. He regularly provides advice on various human rights issues including assisting employers with developing workplace policies and assisting with preventing—and appropriately responding to—issues of discrimination, harassment and accessibility in the workplace.
Edward is an employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. He advises employers on a wide range of labour and employment issues including labour disputes, grievance arbitrations, employment standards, workplace safety and insurance, employment contracts, human rights and accommodation, and related court litigation.
As an experienced litigator, Edward acts as employer counsel in wrongful dismissal and wrongful competition matters for clients in a variety of sectors including federally regulated employers and employers in the financial services industry. He regularly appears before arbitrators, administrative tribunals and appellate courts. In addition to his courtroom experience, he routinely acts for employers in complex WSIB/WSIAT matters including cases involving traumatic mental stress, chronic mental stress and presumptive PTSD.
Congratulations to David, Allison, Amanda, Sunny and Ed on this wonderful achievement!