We know that most of our clients have many places they would prefer to spend their time than in a courtroom. We also know that litigation can be risky, expensive, and time-consuming. It will probably also be disruptive to your business. We will do our best to help our clients avoid disputes, or resolve them reasonably. However, we also recognize that litigation is sometimes necessary.
While the vast majority of disputes are settled before trial or hearing, we will make sure that you are ready if a trial or hearing is necessary. Doing so will also put you in the best position to achieve a good settlement.
“Si vis pacem, para bellum” — “If you want peace, prepare for war”
In the legal context, the best way to achieve a successful settlement is to prepare for trial. When you do, you will be able to put yourself in a stronger negotiating position.
How we can help
Our team is committed to having our clients achieve the best result possible, whether that is through negotiation or litigation. We have experience representing clients in the civil courts, before Human Rights Tribunals, before employment standards tribunals, and at mediation. This includes bringing injunctions on the part of our clients where appropriate.
Since we act for employers and employees, we can anticipate how the other side will respond and develop the perfect strategy to achieve your goals. Stuart also acts as a mediator, and can assess how a neutral third party, like a mediator, arbitrator, or judge, will view your case.
When it comes to representing our clients, we are zealous advocates. At the same time, we will give you an honest opinion of the strengths and weaknesses of your position, and we will help you to balance the costs and benefits at each step of the way, so that we can pursue a strategy that effectively meets your goals.
We want to be your Trusted Advisor, your Chief HR Law Officer, your business partner. Let us be part of your team, so that we can look after your employment law issues, and you can focus on your business.