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 2012 and by Expert Guides for labour and employment law, in Who’s Who Legal Canada for management labour & employment law, in Chambers Global in the employment & labour (Canada) category and in Practical Law Company Which Lawyer? for labour and employee benefits. Patricia was awarded the inaugural Lexpert® Zenith Award for leading women lawyers in Canada. She spent two years as legal assistant to the Chairman of the British Columbia Labour Relations Board before entering private practice. Patricia was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1977 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2000.