Farris LLP: Vancouver's Law Firm
Alan J. Hamilton, Q.C.

Alan J. Hamilton, Q.C.

Senior Counsel

Telephone: 604 661 9320

Facsimile: 604 661 9349

Email: ahamilton@farris.com

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Alan practises in the areas of labour law, administrative law, and employment litigation including human rights; employment standards; collective agreement arbitration and British Columbia Labour Relations Board and Canada Labour Relations Board dispute resolution, mediation, and wrongful dismissal. He provides legal advice to employer groups in both federal and provincial sectors, and has recently provided advice on retail food sector principals in respect of response strategies to union organizational drives; labour relations implications of mergers in the telecommunications industry and first collective-agreement strategies in various sectors. He was Managing Partner of the firm from 2007 to 2017.

Alan is recognized as one of the Leading Lawyers in Canada in the field of Labour by LEXPERT and American Lawyer Media. Alan has made presentations to a variety of labour relations organizations, including the Human Resources Management Association (“HRMA”), the Continuing Legal Education Society, in addition to conducting various client seminars and management training sessions. He is a member of the Vancouver Bar Association and various employer human resource associations.

Education: University of British Columbia (LL.B., 1973; B.A., 1970).

  • Queen's Counsel (2001)
  • Chambers Canada Ranked Lawyer (2019)
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (2019)
  • Lexpert Leading Lawyers in Canada (2017)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Ranking (AV)
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar (1974)