Nicole Byres, QC is a senior labour and employment lawyer representing employers in a broad range of sectors including forest products, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, health and retail. Her practice includes focusses on labour relations (arbitrations, collective bargaining, and labour board applications) employment law (employment contracts and policies, termination of employees, privacy, and human rights), and occupational health & safety. Nicole spent nearly 14 years as in-house counsel for a large metals and mining company during which she had business and human resources training and responsibility at a senior management level. She understands safety sensitive workplaces and provides strategic, practical advice that is aligned with her clients' business. Nicole also does independent investigations, and provides administrative law and governance advice to organizations and their Boards. Nicole regularly appears at labour arbitration tribunals, and has appeared before the Employment Standards and Human Rights tribunals, the BC Labour Relations Board, British Columbia Utilities Commission, and all levels of courts in BC. Nicole was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2013 and is recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada and The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.