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Education

  • LLB, 1976
    University of British Columbia

Year of Call/Admission

  • British Columbia, 1977

Languages Spoken

  • English

Kevin P. O'Neill, Q.C.

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Kevin has practised Labour, Employment and Human Rights Law at the firm since 1977. Throughout, his practice has been exclusively concerned with labour relations, human rights and employment and includes the representation of management clients before both the Canada and BC Labour Boards. Kevin also acts as counsel at arbitrations, Human Rights Tribunal hearings and in all levels of Court in British Columbia. He also provides training and seminars to clients to educate them as to their rights and responsibilities. Over the years, Kevin has been ranked in Lexpert as a top labour and employment lawyer, and in the Best Lawyers in Canada. He is a past National Chair and is currently Regional Chair of the Labour, Employment & Human Rights Group.

Kevin is a frequent lecturer for a number of associations including: the Human Resources Management Association of British Columbia; the Labour Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch); Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE); and the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia.

Honours and Awards

  • Named "Litigation Star" in Labour and Employment in both BC and Canada by Benchmark Canada, 2017
  • Chambers Canada 2016-2017 for Employment & Labour (British Columbia) and Employment & Labour (Canada)
  • The Best Lawyers® in Canada 2009-2017 for Labour and Employment Law
  • The Legal 500 Canada 2014-2017 for Labour and Employment Law
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2015-2016 Repeatedly recommended for Labour Relations – Management
  • Chambers Global 2012-2016 for Employment and Labour (Canada)
  • Appointed Queen's Counsel, 2013

Community Involvement

  • Former Member and President, Family Services of the North Shore Society (1995-2005)
  • Former President and Director, Family Services of the North Shore Foundation (2001-2007)
  • Former Member, Finance and Human Resources Committee, Science World (1989-1998)
  • Former Member, Board of Governors, Science World (1995-1998)
  • Patron, Science World
  • Former Member, Board of Governors, Collingwood School (2001-2004)

Membership/Affiliations

  • Labour Law and Employment Law Sections, Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE)
  • BC Human Resources Management Association

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