University of Manitoba (B.A., 1972; LL.B., 1977); Appointed Queen's Counsel, 1998.
Canadian Bar Association, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, Canadian Association of University Solicitors.
Manitoba Bar Council, Life Member; former Chair, Labour Law Sub-Section, Manitoba Bar Association (1983-84); Honorary Solicitor, Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, Inc.; Honorary Solicitor, United Way of Winnipeg (1990-93); Director, Manitoba Law School Foundation, Bencher, Law Society of Manitoba (1992-94; 2004 - present); Honorary Solicitor, Rady Jewish Community Centre; Provincial Council, Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities, 2002 - 2005; Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba, Board Member and Chair of Government Relations Committee, 2005-present; Law Society of Manitoba, Vice-President, 2007 - 2008; Law Society of Manitoba, President, 2008 - present.
Labour Management Relations, University of Manitoba Faculty of Law (1983-2005), Advocacy (1995-2005); Law Society of Manitoba, Continuing Legal Education (various sessions 1983-present); Presenter of over 250 education programs in labour law in eight provinces across Canada (1988-present); Co-chair of Pitblado Lectures, 2007.
Labour Management Relations, University of Manitoba Faculty of Law (1983-"Private Sector Statutory Interest Arbitration: The Manitoba Experience in the Canadian Context-Imposed First Contracts and Final Offer Selection" (1992), 5 Canadian Journal of Administrative Law & Practice 287.
Taylor McCaffrey LLP has been at the forefront of delivering innovative services to clients. We offer an effective, innovative and cost efficient approach to all aspects of labour and human resources. Our services include union certifications and decertifications, unfair labour practice applications, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration and mediation, injunctions and strike strategy, wrongful and unjust dismissals, employee discipline, employment standards, employment contracts and policies, human rights and harassment complaints, and all other related matters including alternative dispute resolution and training or seminars for human resources personnel.
We represent clients in the public sector, including two of Manitoba's three universities (Winnipeg and Brandon) and its two largest cities (Winnipeg and Brandon), as well as various other municipalities throughout the province. We act for major employers in the private sector, both federally and provincially regulated, who operate in many diverse industries including manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, retail, health care and information/technology. We also represent numerous Aboriginal organizations and First Nations.
The firm is a member of the State Capital Global Law Firm Group, an international organization of independent firms, which has members worldwide. At semi-annual meetings, current developments in the law in various jurisdictions are discussed. This allows us to keep abreast of reforms and business opportunities in other jurisdictions and we believe that such an association is essential today for the practice of law.
Firm Practice Areas
Aboriginal, Intellectual Property & Information Technology, Business Law , Labour & Employment, Entertainment Law , Litigation, Environmental Law, Personal Injury, Family Law, Property Development & Real Estate, Financial Advisory Services, Securities, Health Care, Taxation, Insurance, Wills, Estates & Estate Planning