Hicks Morley’s Stephen Shamie was featured by Queen’s Law as an alumnus in an article titled “Delivering Legal Services During COVID Crisis.” In the article Stephen describes Hicks Morley’s thought leadership and ability to pivot the firm’s operations amid the COVID-19 pandemic to protect its members, clients and the community through leveraging digital applications to continue to provide consistent legal services while working remotely.

Hicks Morley continues to monitor changes to the COVID-19 situation.  Our priority has been and continues to be our firm members, our clients and the community.  We are making efforts to do our part to reduce the risk and effective immediately, we will continue to have lawyers and staff onsite but most of our lawyers…

All of our offices are presently open for business. As recognized leaders in the areas of employment and labour law, Hicks Morley is well-positioned to assist you in your compliance obligations, developing contingency plans and managing the health and safety of your workforce. We have developed a dedicated webpage as a resource regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to assist employers in navigating the potential impact this pandemic may have on your workplace.

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Stephen Shamie and John Brooks have been recognized among the country’s “Leading Practitioners” in the area of Labour Relations, and Jeffrey Goodman in the area of Employment Law, in The 2020 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. This guide profiles the “Most Frequently Recommended” lawyers across Canada through an annual peer survey.

Hicks Morley has once again been recognized as a leading law firm in the Chambers Canada 2020 guide for Employment & Labour (Ontario and Nationwide) and Pensions & Benefits (Nationwide). The firm receives praise for its “tremendous bench strength” being “a pre-eminent boutique in Ontario,” as well as for working on “very big pensions matters”…

Hicks Morley congratulates 32 of our lawyers for being recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 in the areas of Labour and Employment Law, Employee Benefits Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Privacy and Data Security Law and Workers’ Compensation Law.

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Stephen Shamie and Jeffrey Goodman have been recognized as the country’s “Leading Lawyers” in The 2019 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. Congratulations to both Stephen and Jeffrey for being listed in the year’s edition. Rankings are based upon peer recommendations through an annual survey of…

Hicks Morley has been recognized in Chambers Canada 2019 Guide for Employment & Labour – Nationwide and Ontario, and Pensions & Benefits – Nationwide. The firm receives praise from clients for giving “sound advice and explaining things in a business-friendly way,” as well as for its “very strong bench” as well as its “technical expertise and promptness.”

Congratulations to our lawyers who have been recognized as notable practitioners in Chambers Canada 2019.

Hicks Morley congratulates 30 of our lawyers for being recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 in the areas of Labour and Employment Law, Employee Benefits Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Privacy and Data Security Law and Workers’ Compensation Law.

Hicks Morley has been ranked in Chambers Global 2018. Managing Partner, Stephen Shamie, is also recognized as a notable practitioner in Canada, Employment & Labour and is regarded for regularly advising on collective bargaining issues, as well as employment and labour matters arising from joint ventures and takeovers.  Stephen is described as “a very bright and very capable lawyer,” who “sets a…

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.

Hicks Morley has been ranked in Chambers Canada 2017 in the areas of Employment & Labour, Nationwide – Canada and Ontario and Pensions & Benefits, Nationwide – Canada. Stephen Shamie is commended for his ability to deal with sophisticated labour relations issues and is described as “knowledgeable and highly regarded.” Henry Dinsdale is regarded as a “go-to labour and employment lawyer” with extensive experience representing employers in collective bargaining and union certification matters…

Hicks Morley once again ranked #1 in Canada in the field of Labour and Employment Law in Best Lawyers® in Canada, 2017. Hicks Morley has more listed lawyers in the area of Labour and Employment Law than any other firm in Canada. Hicks Morley lawyers have also been listed in the Employee Benefits Law, the Privacy and Data Security Law and the Workers’ Compensation Law sections…

Hicks Morley has been ranked in Chambers Global 2016. Hicks Morley’s Managing Partner, Stephen Shamie, is listed as a notable practitioner in Canada, Employment & Labour and “his judgement, strategic ability and availability” are highlighted as strengths…

Hicks Morley’s Stephen Shamie was quoted by multiple media outlets February 23, 2016 regarding the first concussion lawsuit involving the Canadian Football League. The lawsuit, launched by Arland Bruce, a former wide receiver for the B.C. Lions and Montreal Alouettes, claims his former teams and the league were negligent in failing to warn about the…

Hicks Morley has been ranked in the Who’s Who Legal Canada: Management Labour & Employment Analysis 2015. The firm received four nominations, including John E. Brooks, Jeffrey E. Goodman and Stephen J Shamie. The publication notes that Hicks Morley’s Managing Partner, Stephen Shamie, is highly regarded for his work in employer defence and is recognized as…

Hicks Morley has been recognized as a leader in the field of Labour and Employment law by the Legal 500 Canada 2016 guide. The firm’s Managing Partner Stephen Shamie, was listed among the “Leading lawyers” nationwide and noted for being “one of the best employment lawyers in Canada”.

Hicks Morley has been ranked in the inaugural issue of Chambers Canada 2016 in the areas of Employment & Labour and Pensions & Benefits. The firm is referred to as an “excellent firm in every respect” with its lawyers regarded as “very competent and committed to good client service.”

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Hicks Morley once again ranked #1 in Canada in the field of Labour and Employment Law in Best Lawyers® in Canada 2016. Hicks Morley has more listed lawyers in the area of Labour and Employment Law than any other firm in Canada.

Hicks Morley congratulates Stephen Shamie and Jeffrey Goodman for once again being recognized as leaders in management labour and employment law in Who’s Who Legal: Management Labour & Employment 2015. Published since 1996, Who’s Who Legal recognizes the foremost legal practitioners in 34 areas of business law. Peer and client evaluations support the research of…

Hicks Morley congratulates each one of our lawyers who has been recognized as a leading practitioner in the 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.   Toronto Martin J. Addario Labour Relations David J. Bannon Labour Relations Labour Relations – Construction Sector Occupational Health & Safety Workers’ Compensation Harvey A. Beresford, Q.C. Labour Relations John E. Brooks…

Hicks Morley’s Stephen Shamie was quoted in The Globe and Mail on June 4, 2015, in an article entitled, “B.C. judge reserves ruling in CFL concussion suit“. The article discusses a lawsuit filed by Arland Bruce, a former CFL wide receiver, against the CFL. The lawsuit alleges that Mr. Bruce ‘suffered a concussion during a…

“…At the epicentre of labour and employment law in Canada.” Chambers Global 2015 Hicks Morley has been ranked in Chambers Global 2015 in the areas of Employment & Labour and Pensions & Benefits. The firm is referred to as a “boutique with a strong reputation in labour and employment and a well-regarded bench of pensions…

Hicks Morley’s Stephen Shamie was quoted in the January 19, 2015 edition of Law Times in an article entitled “Guarded optimism for 2015.” The article discusses the implications the uncertain economic conditions may have on Canadian Law firms, as the oil and gas prices fall and the Canadian dollar drops. The article explains that many…

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Stephen Shamie has once again been recognized as one of the country’s top practitioners in the 2015 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. He is featured in the prestigious guide based on peer recommendations for his distinguished expertise in Labour Law.

“Practical and passionate about their work…”  “…A stand out firm in the labour relations and pension space.” Legal 500 Canada 2015 Hicks Morley has been recognized as a leader in the field of Labour and Employment law by the Legal 500 Canada 2015 guide. The firm’s Managing Partner Stephen Shamie, was listed among the “Leading…

Hick Morley’s Stephen Shamie was mentioned in the June 9, 2014 edition of The Globe and Mail in an article entitled, “Stamps’ Cornish says players’ union overmatched against CFL owners.” The article discusses a tentative five-year agreement reached between The Canadian Football League’s owners and players’ association. View Article

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce it has been named in the Chambers Global 2014: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading specialist practice for Employment & Labour and Pensions & Benefits in Canada. In commenting on the firm, sources have stated, Hicks Morley is “A premier management boutique in Toronto.”   Below…

Hicks Morley’s Stephen Shamie was quoted in the January 13, 2014 edition of Canadian Lawyer magazine in an article entitled, “Shifting sands.” The article discusses the demanding economic climate that labour and employment firms are facing in light of recent government pronouncements. Complimenting the article, Hicks Morley is listed as one of Canadian Lawyer’s top 10…

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Stephen Shamie has once again been recognized as one of the country’s top practitioners in the 2014 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. He is featured in the prestigious guide based on peer recommendations for his distinguished expertise in Labour Law.

Hicks Morley’s Stephen Shamie, John Brooks and Jeffrey Goodman were mentioned in the September 2013 edition of Who’s Who Legal in an article entitled, “Management Labour & Employment Marketplace Analysis.” The article featured lawyers who are specialists on management-side issues for labour and employment, and pension law, and stated as follows: “Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie…

Hicks Morley’s Stephen Shamie was quoted in the 2013 Fall digital edition of Canadian Lawyer 4Students in the article entitled, “To specialize or not to specialize?” The article discusses whether specializing early can help students land their desired job. Stephen states, “While it is great if they have an interest in labour or human resources…

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that Christopher Riggs, Stephen Shamie, John Brooks, and Craig Rix are globally recognized as Top 500 ICFM Leading Lawyers by InterContinental Finance 2013 Magazine. They were selected for their border-crossing roles as leaders in the legal field. InterContinental provides international reviews, focusing on distinct practitioners with significant cross-border standings. View…

Hicks Morley is delighted to once again be named “Most Frequently Recommended” in the Labour Relations (Toronto) category and “Consistently Recommended” in Labour Relations (Ottawa) category. The firm has once again been ranked “Consistently Recommended” in the Pension & Employee Benefits category and “Repeatedly Recommended” in Labour Relations – Construction Sector category. Published since 1997,…

Hicks Morley’s Stephen Shamie and Henry Dinsdale were quoted in the May 2013 edition of Canadian Lawyer magazine in an article entitled “Lateral thinking.” In the article, Stephen and Henry discuss the implications of lateral moves between law firms including the recent addition of five new lawyers to Hicks Morley from Heenan Blaikie LLP. Steve states,…

Hicks Morley’s Stephen Shamie was quoted in the May 2013 edition of Lexpert magazine in an article entitled “Training Leaders.” In the article, Stephen provides an overview of Hicks Morley’s leadership training indicating that it is primarily an internal process. Steve states, “we have not used leadership consultants or coaches, as we believe that our…

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce it has been named in the Chambers Global 2013: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading specialist practice for Employment & Labour and Pensions & Benefits in Canada. In commenting on the firm, sources have stated, “Hicks Morley always does an excellent job regarding labour matters.” “A…

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce that two of the firm’s lawyers, Christopher Riggs and Stephen Shamie have been recognized as the country’s top practitioners in the 2013 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. They are featured in the prestigious guide based on peer recommendations for their distinguished expertise in Labour…

Hicks Morley congratulates Christopher Riggs, Stephen Shamie, John Brooks and Craig Rix for being recognized in the Who’s Who Legal Canada (3rd Edition) 2012 Annual Compendium. This edition lists a compilation of Canada’s pre-eminent practitioners across 31 fields. Lawyers are selected for inclusion through a six-month research process in which Who’s Who Legal‘s researchers interview and…

Hicks Morley is pleased to announce it has been named in the Chambers Global 2012: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading specialist practice for Employment & Labour and Pensions & Benefits in Canada. Sources of this publication comment that Hicks Morley is “a very prominent labour boutique – they have a great…

Congratulations to Hicks Morley’s Managing Partner Stephen Shamie for being awarded the Ontario Hostelry Institute Gold Award for “Supplier of the Year”. The award was presented at the Gold Awards Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, which celebrates and honours the achievements of industry professionals. The Firm is honoured to have Stephen Shamie…

Hicks Morley’s managing partner Stephen Shamie was quoted in the Spring 2012 edition of Canadian Lawyer 4Students. In an article entitled “Tips from the Top,” Stephen and other law firm leaders across the country answer questions to help students on their way to law firm leadership. View Article

Hicks Morley’s managing partner Stephen Shamie was quoted in the 2011 edition of Queen’s Law Reports. In an article entitled “Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace,” Stephen comments on the end of mandatory retirement and identifies that when challenges arise in areas where mandatory retirement can be justified, such as jobs where strenuous physical…

Hicks Morley congratulates each one of our lawyers who has been recognized in 2011 as a leading practitioner in Lexpert/Thomson Canada’s Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2011. Toronto Harvey A. Beresford, Q.C. Labour Relations Brenda J. Bowlby Labour Relations David W. Brady Workers’ Compensation John C. Field Employment Law Patty G. Murray Workplace Human Rights Christopher…

Stephen Shamie was interviewed on CFRB’s Talk Radio this week about employer/host liability in relation to the annual holiday party. Listen to the full interview. Read our FTR Now on this subject “Planning For a Safe Holiday Office Party.”

Managing Partner Stephen Shamie writes about why organizations need human resources lawyers and the social media challenge for employers in The Legal Resource Guide published in the November 2010 Toronto Life magazine. Read “The Social Media Challenge: Protecting your Organization in the Web’s Wild West” and “The Human Factor: Why your Organization needs a Human…

Hicks Morley once again ranked #1 in Canada in the field of Labour and Employment Law in Best Lawyers® in Canada 2012. Hicks Morley has more listed lawyers (25 in total) in this field than any other firm in Canada and is also the #1 ranked firm in Ontario. Toronto Martin J. Addario Labour and…

In the May 2010 issue of Canadian Lawyer Magazine, Hicks Morley garnered a spot on the top 10 list of labour and employment boutique law firms in Canada. The article, entitled, “Tops in the Field” quotes Hicks Morley’s managing partner Stephen Shamie on the issue of the kind of expertise clients are looking for today…

Hicks Morley once again ranked #1 in Canada in the field of Labour and Employment Law in Best Lawyers® in Canada 2010. Hicks Morley has more listed lawyers (19 in total) in this field than any other firm in Canada and is also the #1 ranked firm in Ontario. Toronto Martin J. Addario Labour and…

Now in its 36th year, Hicks Morley has a long-standing and ongoing commitment to providing an unparalleled client experience that includes a leading edge perspective on those developments in the human resources arena that impact you and your organization. We are equally committed to being accessible and communicating our work in a clear and pragmatic…