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McLennan Ross named only Band One law firm for Employment & Labour in Alberta by Chambers Canada 2021


McLennan Ross is proud to have been ranked as the only Band One law firm for Employment & Labour in Alberta in Chambers Canada 2021.

McLennan Ross was recognized by Chambers Canada as a leading regional firm with a respected team of practitioners who cover a broad spectrum of labour and employment mandates on behalf of management clients.

Chambers Canada specifically cited our deep bench strength and ability to handle high-level matters such as union certification and bargaining rights. We were also credited with notable strength in the construction, oil and gas, and industrial sectors, with additional reach extending to the healthcare and education spheres.

Chambers rankings are based on several factors including technical legal ability, client service, depth of team, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, and value. Research on each practice area is conducted by a Research Analyst who reviews submissions and carries out interviews with both clients and lawyers.

During client interviews, our Labour & Employment team received the following praise (from  

"They've always had good bench strength and they've now developed a really solid group of young partners."

"They are rock solid in terms of their expertise in labour and employment law."

Members of our team were also individually recognized for their notable achievements.


Chris Lane, Q.C. has wide-ranging expertise in the field of labour relations. With extensive experience handling union certification applications, he is also strong in wrongful dismissal and collective bargaining matters. Clients affirm that he is "very responsive and has a very high level of expertise. We can always depend on his really quick turnaround."

Damon Bailey, Q.C. is well respected for his labour relations practice in which he often advises on collective bargaining matters, union certifications and unfair practice complaints. He also acts for non-unionised employers on contract drafting and wrongful dismissals. His experience covers all levels of the Alberta courts as well as the labour relations boards.

David Ross, Q.C. is a hugely influential figure in the field of labour relations in Alberta. He continues to provide high-level strategic advice to employers on matters involving unions such as collective bargaining and certifications. He has a proven track record acting for both provincial and federal clients.

Thomas Ross, Q.C. is distinguished for his strength advising employers on labour relations strategy. He is especially active on union certifications and advising on employment legislation. One client enthused: "Tom is exceptional - he's a great lawyer with a good work ethic. I couldn't ask for more."

Timothy Mitchell operates a notable practice in labour relations. He is best known for his abilities in interest arbitrations, collective bargaining agreements and human rights disputes. One client said: "Tim is highly responsive. He gives clear, concise and straightforward advice."

Our team is honoured by this recognition and will continue striving to provide first-rate service to our clients. 

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