Henry Y. Dinsdale

Partner, Toronto

Direct: 416.864.7037
Main: 416.362.1011
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Year of Call: Ontario, 1989
  • Biography

Henry Dinsdale is a partner in Hicks Morley’s Toronto office. Henry has been advising and representing employers for over 30 years at both the federal and provincial levels and has appeared on behalf of employers in proceedings in every province in the country. His practice ranges from providing sophisticated strategic advice, to collective bargaining and labour and employment law advocacy.

Henry has received both Masters and Doctoral degrees in law from Stanford University Law School and has taught labour law at the University of Toronto Law School, Queen’s University’s Law School and Industrial Relations Centre, and in Osgoode Hall Law School’s Masters of Labour Law programme. He is a Fellow of the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and has been a member of the Advisory Committee of Queen’s University’s Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace since its inception. He is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Henry loves the cottage, cycling, squash and watching his amazing children blow him away every day.

Awards & Recognition

The Best Lawyers in Canada™ (2011–2024)
Labour and Employment Law

The Canadian Legal® Lexpert Directory (2013–2024)
Labour Relations (Most Frequently Recommended); Employment Law (Consistently Recommended)

Chambers Canada – Band 3 (2017–2024)
Employment & Labour, Ontario

Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (2017–2018)
Labour and Employment Law

Exemplary Reputation and High Professional Standing

Who’s Who Legal – Thought Leader (2021–2024)
Labour & Employment

Who's Who Legal – Global Leader (2020–2023)
Labour & Employment

Who’s Who Legal – National Leader, Canada (2016–2023)
Labour, Employment & Benefits

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association – Member

Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) – Member

Canadian Bar Association – Member

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers – Elected Fellow

Ontario Bar Association – Member (Administrative Law and Labour & Employment Law)

The Law Society of Ontario – Member

Queen’s University, Centre for Law and the Contemporary Workplace – Member of Advisory Committee from inception in 2010

Select Publications & Presentations

“AI in the Workplace: What You Need (and Want) to Know” The Advocates’ Society (May 1, 2024)

“A Tale of Two Countries: Best Practices in Dispute Resolution” National Academy of Arbitrators (April 1, 2020)


Stanford University, JSD

Stanford University, LL.M.

Queen’s University, LL.B.

Queen’s University, B.A.