Canadian Lawyer InHouse

April/May 2021

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Page 22 of 43 21 Top 10 Labour & Employment Boutiques (listed alphabetically) Barteaux Labour and Employment Lawyers Inc. Halifax | Barteaux Labour and Employment Lawyers Inc. is a management-side boutique firm based in Atlantic Canada. Founder and principal Nancy F. Barteaux leads the labour and employment team. The firm recently added a business immigration practice led by Andrea Baldwin, who brings with her years of experience in that area. The Barteaux team, known for its successful outcomes, represents a diverse range of employers regarding all aspects of their employment, labour and immigration needs. Appearing at all levels of administrative tribunals and courts throughout Atlantic Canada and beyond, in 2019, the firm acted as employer counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada in a case regarding interpretation of employ- ment contracts. Barteaux and Baldwin say their clients most enjoy their tireless, competent and strategic advice, allowing them to focus on their business and not their legal issues. As Atlantic Canada's only member of the Employment Law Alliance, Barteaux works with partners across Canada and worldwide to deliver for national and multinational organizations. The ELA is a global network of select labour and employ- ment lawyers. Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP Toronto, Hamilton, London| Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP is one of Canada's largest and highest-ranked law firms practising management-side labour and employment law exclusively. With 46 lawyers in three offices — Toronto, Hamilton and London — FWTA acts for federally and provincially regulated employers in the private, public and broader public sectors. The firm's clients operate in diverse sectors of the economy, including retail, energy, manufac- turing, health care, education, hospitality, transportation and government. Many have national or international operations. FWTA is a founding member of Advocates for Employers of Canada, a nationwide alliance forged among five of Canada's preeminent manage- ment-side labour and employment practices. The firm is also the sole Canadian member of L&E Global, a top-ranked alliance of more than 1,700 employers' counsel in more than 150 offices worldwide. Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP Toronto, Waterloo, London, Kingston, Ottawa | Leading in labour and employment law, with in-depth public and private sector experience, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie is one of the largest Canadian firms advising employers and organizations. The firm advises on a wide range of workplace issues, including strategic advice, risk assessment, consultation and training on all aspects of labour relations, employment law and pension, benefits and executive compensation law. Its 120-plus lawyers are here to partner with clients to strategically navigate complex legal issues and achieve positive outcomes. "Roper came to us on a referral about a year ago, and we've been really impressed by the expanding work they do for us." Damien Liddle, Indigo

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