Called in 1977 (ON). Extensive peer-recognized experience since 1983 in the railway sector as counsel, advisor and advocate. Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation (LSUC) since 1993. Served as General Counsel (ON) for CN. Rejoined private practice in January 1998, solo from 2009. Ken’s active advocacy and counsel has continued especially as to transportation law & dispute resolution in injury, commercial and shipping cases, & railway regulatory, crossings & rights of way issues. Expertise in drafting, negotiation and interpretation of agreements in the rail sector, in dealing with rail operators, industry representatives & municipalities and with federal and provincial regulatory agencies in the transportation, labour and employment, and human rights fields. Assists clients with resolving employment disputes & remedies, coroners' inquests, or grievances. Has addressed First Nations/Aboriginal law issues: claims, surrender and treaty rights, and consultation issues (in relation to both railway and non-railway operations and lands). Appeared in various arbitration and mediation proceedings, and in all levels of the courts — including the SCC & Court of Appeal (ON). Available to assist as problem-solving mediator. Available across Canada for teamwork or expert opinion.
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