Charles V. Hofley

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Partner, Ottawa
Direct: 613.369.2101 ext 8401
Main: 613.234.0386
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Year of Call: Ontario, 1987 | Nunavut, 2023
  • Biography

Charles Hofley is a senior labour and employment lawyer in Hicks Morley’s Ottawa office who maintains a fully bilingual practice. He has more than 30 years of experience advising employers on a broad range of employment and labour matters including terminations, collective agreement negotiation and administration, human rights and social service matters.

Charles is an experienced negotiator and regularly appears before boards of arbitration, administrative tribunals and all levels of court. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on current issues in labour and employment law. Charles promptly delivers practical solutions tailored to each client’s individual circumstances and he works closely with them to provide guidance on emerging issues. His dedication to his practice has resulted in Charles having retained many of his clients since the late 1980s. In this time he has developed a profound understanding of his clients and the ever-changing legislation that affects their businesses.

Awards & Recognition

The Best Lawyers in Canada™ (2009–2024)
Labour and Employment Law

Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2014–2024)
Employment Law (Repeatedly Recommended)

Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2024)
Labour Relations (Repeatedly Recommended)

Memberships & Affiliations

The Advocates’ Society – Member

Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario – Member

Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers – Member

Canadian Bar Association – Member

County of Carleton Law Association – Member

Human Resources Professionals Association, Ottawa Chapter – Member

Law Society of Nunavut – Member

Law Society of  Yukon – Member

Ontario Bar Association – Member (Labour & Employment Law)

Ottawa Construction Association – Member

Select Publications & Presentations

“Hot Topics in Labour and Employment” 2024 OASIS Conference: Bridging Possibilities, Navigating Change (April 25, 2024)

“Key Topics in HR” Provincial Network on Developmental Services: 2023 DS HR Forum (October 25, 2023)

“Disconnecting from Work Policies” Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs (OASIS): Muskoka Renewal: Better Together Hybrid Conference (May 12, 2022)

“An Employment and Labour Law Update” Human Resources Professionals Association, Quinte and District Chapter (October 28, 2021)

“Human Rights and the COVID-19 Pandemic” Client Presentation (March 2, 2021)

“COVID-19 Vaccine Update” Client Presentation (January 14, 2021)

“Annual Business Meeting and Legal Update” Human Resources Professionals Association, North Bay Chapter (May 14, 2020)


Dalhousie University, LL.B.

Trent University, B.A.