Workplace issues can be crippling. They have the potential to negatively affect quality, productivity and safety, as well as increase costs and cause reputational damage.
Anne understands that when dealing with legal issues in the workplace, the human element is central, and nuance matters.
Anne’s background combines especially strong analytical and technical skills with broad experience. In particular, Anne was ranked first in her law class. In addition to practicing law in a law firm, she has also owned a business and held an in-house counsel role at a BC company.
As a result, Anne is exceptionally well-positioned to understand the practical realities of running a business and managing a workforce. Her background, expertise and detail-oriented approach mean she is skilled at identifying the risks and options in any given workplace matter. Having lived and worked on three different continents, she is well-versed in situations involving a diversity of perspectives.
Higher Learning Institution
- Successfully defended a petition against a faculty association
- Defended a complaint to the Labour Relations Board against a faculty association
- Obtained a Supreme Court of Canada ruling in favour of a civil liberties issue
Anne provides legal advice and service that is truly responsive to her client’s needs and furthers their overall business objectives. Much of her work involves proactively identifying and addressing issues in a pragmatic and efficient manner, which she believes is key to protecting client interests. When complex ongoing disputes do arise, Anne is skilled at effectively resolving them.
|Wrongful dismissal and related tort claims||Labour Board complaints|
|Human rights complaints||Privacy matters|
|Restrictive covenants||Workers compensation|
|Employment standards complaints||Health and safety matters|
Anne has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia and at the Supreme Court of Canada. While litigation can be highly adversarial, our range of organizational clients appreciate the sense of stability she brings to inevitably stressful situations. Anne’s willingness to go the extra mile allows her to achieve significant successes for clients.
As a co-founder and president of the not for profit organization, Canadian Association for Progress in Justice, Anne helps to bring about positive outcomes across a variety of areas of law through Supreme Court of Canada advocacy. This exposure further allows Anne to effectively guide our clients toward resolution.
Awards & Distinctions
- Highest Standing (Gold Medalist): Bachelor of Laws
- Highest Standing: Bachelor of Business Administration, Human Resource Management