CANADA’S NATIONAL BOUTIQUE LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT LAW FIRM
Mathews Dinsdale is the only boutique labour and employment law firm in Canada with offices coast-to-coast, in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia. Mathews Dinsdale was the first law firm in Canada, and one of the first in North America, to exclusively provide labour and employment law services to employers. For over 65 years, the Firm’s lawyers have been involved in many of the cases that have shaped and redefined workplace law in Canada.
Mathews Dinsdale continues to enjoy a reputation as one of Canada’s leading labour and employment law firms, with the Firm’s lawyers regarded as some of the leading and most respected practitioners. The Firm is recognized by Lexpert for its expertise in Labour Relations and Construction Labour Relations across Canada. The Firm also has the largest, most experienced, and highest ranked Occupational Health & Safely and workers’ compensation combined practice in Canada and it has been repeatedly ranked by Canadian Lawyer Magazine in the “Top 10 Labour & Employment Boutiques in Canada”. The Globe and Mail recently recognized Mathews Dinsdale in its edition of Canada’s Best Law Firms 2023.
Mathews Dinsdale represents both private and public sector employers with clients comprising Canada’s largest employers, both federally and provincially regulated.
In the private sector, the Firm’s clients range from independent businesses to multi-national corporations, which operate in all sectors of the economy, including manufacturing, retail, construction and information technology. The Firm also has an extensive practice in the public and broader public sector, which includes the representation of municipalities, hospitals, school boards, emergency services providers and not-for-profit organizations.
Mathews Dinsdale is also the sole Canadian member of Ius Laboris Global HR Lawyers, the world’s largest alliance of labour and employment law firms, which uniquely positions the Firm to assist employers with coordinated and seamless representation in jurisdictions outside of Canada.
Mathews Dinsdale’s lawyers regularly appear on behalf of employers before provincial labour relations boards, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, arbitrators, provincial workers’ compensation boards, provincial human rights tribunals and various other federal and provincial boards and tribunals. They also represent employers before all levels of courts in wrongful dismissal actions, occupational health and safety matters, judicial reviews of decisions made by administrative tribunals, to obtain injunctive relief and to enforce competition and solicitation covenants. In addition to advocacy services, our lawyers also advise employers on matters such as collective bargaining, creating compliant human resources policies and avoiding the adverse labour relations and employment law consequences associated with the purchase, sale or restructuring of a business.