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Vancouver L&E Group Welcomes Laura DeVries

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We are delighted to welcome Laura DeVries as an associate in McCarthy Tétrault’s Labour and Employment Group in Vancouver.  Prior to joining the firm in November of 2014, Laura clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for Justice Andromache Karakatsanis. Laura received her law degree from the University of British Columbia in 2013.

Laura has already established herself as a confident and knowledgeable speaker on contemporary labour and employment issues at our recent client conference and demonstrates a keen enthusiasm and natural aptitude for the broad variety of issues that arise in labour and employment.

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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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Welcome Ryley!

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Our Vancouver office is very proud to welcome Ryley Mennie as the newest member of our National Labour and Employment Law Group team.  Ryley clerked at the BC Supreme Court and was called to the BC Bar earlier this year after a very successful articling year.  Ryley obtained a bachelor’s degree in English literature from UBC and his law degree from Dalhousie University.  Earl, Donovan and I are thrilled that Ryley has chosen to join us in Vancouver office, and we look forward to his contributions in the office and on this blog.

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