Susan M. Ursel
Senior Partner

Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP

555 Richmond St W, Suite 1200 ,
Toronto, ON M5V 3B1
Phone: (416) 969-3515
Fax: (416) 968-0325

Senior partner with a progressive labour and employment law firm. Represents unions, organizations and individuals on arbitrations, labour board proceedings, tribunal hearings and litigation before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. Practice focuses on labour, employment, pay equity, employment equity, human rights, insolvency, pensions and benefits. Named to Independent Advisory Board for Supreme Court of Canada Justices in 2016 and 2017. Senior counsel to OSSTF in its successful Charter challenge to Bill 115. Counsel to CBA in its intervention in the TWU v. LSUC case in the Supreme Court of Canada. Counsel to Sears Canada employees in ongoing CCAA. Active with pensions and benefits: counsel to Essar Steel Algoma retirees in ongoing CCAA proceedings; successfully acted as court-appointed counsel to Air Canada union retirees in 2004; successfully engaged in class action litigation for pension plan members adversely affected by government reorganizations in the broader public sector. Recipient of many awards and recognition: Fellow in the American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2016; recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award from Pro Bono Ontario in 2016; annual Best Lawyers and Lexpert® recognition; member of Diversity 50 in 2017.

Year Called to the Bar:1986 (ON)
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