Ian has a diverse labour, employment and human rights practice, representing unionized employers in labour arbitrations and matters before federal and provincial labour and human rights tribunals, as well as providing strategic advice on business planning, re-organizations and collective agreement negotiations. He also advises on all manner of employment law related matters, including wrongful dismissal and restrictive covenant related litigation as well as advising regarding mergers, acquisitions or other business transactions.
Ian regularly participates in collective agreement negotiations, usually acting in the role of chief spokesperson for the employer.
Ian is known for providing practical advice that helps clients achieve their strategic objectives.
Ian has developed a particular expertise in the federal sector and regularly advises national clients on all manner of issues relating to interpretation and application of the Canada Labour Code.
Ian summered and articled with the firm before joining the Labour, Employment and Human Rights Practice Group in 2003.