Dealing with workplace issues effectively requires a calm, steady approach. Catherine is unflappable and provides a reasoned voice to guide clients through what can often be tumultuous and complicated issues. Catherine looks for the most practical solution with a view to keeping one step ahead and developing a strategy based on each client’s objectives.
- Obtained an award of special costs for a client arising out of a breach of a settlement agreement https://www.bccourts.ca/jdb-txt/sc/18/05/2018BCSC0566.htm
- Negotiated advantageous settlements of numerous claims, including human rights complaints, employment standards complaints, prohibited action complaints, and court claims
- Provided employment advice and support on multiple M&A transactions, including advising a purchaser on an acquisition worth over $200 million
|Wrongful dismissal and related claims||Employee discipline|
|Human rights complaints||Employment contracts|
|Policy development||Contractor agreements|
|Employment standards complaints and issues||Workers compensation|
|Employee privacy issues||Employee and manager training and workshops|
|Workplace investigations||M&A and restructuring|
Catherine is well-versed in all manner of workplace issues and has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia, as well as numerous administrative tribunals. Catherine has previously worked in highly sought-after positions as a judicial law clerk and on secondment with a large organization. This experience has given Catherine insight into the judicial decision-making process and litigation procedure, as well as the opportunity to understand problems and litigation from a client’s perspective.
Catherine regularly works with all types of employers across a wide-range of industries and she understands how to clearly explain and distill legal concepts to allow clients to make informed decisions with a proper understanding of their legal position. Catherine also has experience providing training to workers and managers on various employment-related legal issues.
For Catherine, legal practice is about understanding motivations, clearly setting out options, and finding the best solutions in the circumstances.Download PDF