Now available: The 2014 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.
M. Patricia Gallivan, QC
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Patricia is the chair of the firm’s Labour and Employment Law Group with extensive experience in all facets of labour relations, employment and human rights law. She acts as counsel and provides strategic and tactical advice to the firm’s corporate and institutional clients emphasizing preventative aspects of labour and employment law in order to minimize the potential for problems in these areas. Patricia’s practice includes collective agreement negotiations, as well as appearing as counsel on behalf of employers at arbitration, and before the provincial and federal Labour Relations Boards, Human Rights Tribunals and the courts. She is recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2013 and by Expert Guides for labour and employment law, in Who’s Who Legal: Canada for management labour & employment law, and in Chambers Global for employment & labour (Canada). Patricia was awarded the inaugural Lexpert® Zenith Award for leading women lawyers in Canada. She is a Director and an executive member of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers. Patricia spent two years as legal assistant to the chairman of the British Columbia Labour Relations Board before entering private practice. She was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1977 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2000.