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McCarthy Tétrault Labour and Employment Group Welcomes Kirsten Hume

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We are very happy to announce that Kirsten Hume has joined McCarthy Tétrault’s Vancouver office as counsel in its Labour and Employment group.

Kirsten has a wealth of experience practicing Labour and Employment law and has advised and represented employers on a wide range of employment-related matters, including:

 

  • disability, accommodation and related human rights issues, and defending employers from human rights complaints;
  • dismissal of employees, with and without just cause, and representing employers in actions for wrongful and constructive dismissal;
  • drafting and preparation of employment agreements, policies and other workplace documents;
  • complex jurisdictional issues related to long-term disability and
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McCarthy Tétrault launches Canadian Class Actions Monitor blog

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For those who may be interested, McCarthy Tétrault has just launched its eleventh blog, Canadian Class Actions Monitor, at http://www.canadianclassactionsmonitor.com. The blog provides the firm’s views on class actions across Canada in sectors including securities, financial services, product liability, competition, healthcare and other areas of business. It also comments on the impact of class actions on Canadian businesses and the legal landscape, and shares our insights on specific class actions in Canada, related developments and cross-border influences.

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Canadian Appeals Monitor wins Clawbie

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We are delighted to share that McCarthy Tétrault’s Canadian Appeals Monitor blog has received a 2013 Clawbie (Canadian Law Blog Award) in the Practice Group Blog category, for its overall excellence in covering Canada’s appellate courts and cases.

2013 Canadian Law Blog Awards WinnerCanadian Appeals Monitor is one of McCarthy Tétrault’s 10 blogs covering a variety of practice areas. The Clawbies highlight in particular “This Week at the SCC” as “a strong regular contribution” that “really does take a national firm to pull off.”

We are also very proud of our partner Barry Sookman, whose eponymous Barry Sookman blog was a runner-up in … Continue Reading

Scholarship for Paige Morrow

Pursuing Masters Degree in London

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It is with sadness, but a lot of pride, that we announce the departure of our associate Paige Morrow at the end of August.

We will miss having Paige as part of our Labour and Employment team, but we are very proud to say she is going to the London School of Economics on a scholarship to pursue further studies in human rights.

You can get more details from Canadian Lawyer Magazine.

 

We will be introducing a new member of our team in September.… Continue Reading

McCarthy Tétrault is named Contributor Most Read in Canada for second consecutive month

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BC Employer Advisor is pleased to share that for June 2013, McCarthy Tétrault’s blog posts and articles generated the most readership from users of Mondaq for Canada. This is the firm’s second month in a row to be recognized with the award.

 Mondaq is an aggregator of legal, financial and regulatory information from more than 80 countries. It publishes and distributes content on its site, via its newsletters and feeds to third-party sites, and through major business systems such as Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw and Reuters. At the end of every month, for each country, Mondaq determines and confers awards … Continue Reading

McCarthy Tétrault is Contributor Most Read in Canada on Mondaq in May 2013

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British Columbia Employer Advisor is pleased to share that during the month of May 2013, McCarthy Tétrault’s blog posts and articles generated the most readership from users of Mondaq for Canada.

Mondaq is an aggregator of legal, financial and regulatory information from more than 80 countries. It publishes and distributes content on its site, via its newsletters and feeds to third-party sites, and through major business systems such as Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw and Reuters. At the end of every month, for each country, Mondaq determines and confers awards on the contributing author firms whose content its registered business readers … Continue Reading

Earl Phillips wins Lexology Client Choice Award for outstanding employment and labour work!

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Please indulge me in congratulating some of my partners, and especially Earl Phillips, the head of our BC Labour and Employment Law Group.  Last night, at a gala in London, UK, Lexology honoured the firm and three of our partners with the following 2013 Client Choice Awards:

 

 

Law Firm of choice in British Columbia for overall excellence;
Earl Phillips for his outstanding employment and labour work in British Columbia;
Roger Taplin for his leadership in energy and natural resources law in British Columbia;
Robert Metcalfe for his expertise in banking in Québec.

I’m particularly delighted that Earl got … Continue Reading