Paul Heisler is counsel at the firm and represents clients in disputes relating to wrongful dismissal, privacy law, workers’ compensation, post-employment competition, human rights, labour relations, shareholder remedies, and commercial matters. He has appeared before administrative tribunals, including the BC Labour Relations Board and the BC Human Rights Tribunal, arbitration panels, and all levels of the British Columbia courts.
Paul regularly provides legal and strategic advice to both employers and senior employees in the public and private sector with respect to all aspects of the employment relationship, including the negotiation of executive employment and termination agreements, employment policies, freedom of information requests, collective agreement interpretation, and the accommodation of employees in the workplace.
Prior to joining the firm in 2009, Paul articled and practiced for three years with a leading national firm in the field of commercial litigation and employment law.
Ogden v. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, 2015 BCCA 175 (with Randy Kaardal, Q.C. and Rebecca Robb): Successfully appealed a trial judgment, in which the trial judge had found that the appellant had wrongfully terminated the employment of the respondent for cause. The appeal was allowed on the bases that the trial judge had misconstrued the legal argument of the appellant, had made irreconciliable findings of fact and had misapprehended evidence.