Geoffrey J. Litherland - Harris & Company LLP

Geoffrey J. Litherland

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

Geoff takes a direct, methodical and highly effective approach. He draws on his knowledge of a client’s business and workforce to offer straightforward, practical advice, and in order to create trust, is always pragmatic and realistic about what they can achieve. Geoff is highly productive, taking an organized, systematic and disciplined approach to preparation. He communicates clearly and drives hard to find solutions that are feasible and solid, and which clients can depend on.

Geoff advises and represents private and public sector employers, with a particular focus on wrongful dismissal, breach of contract, petitions, judicial review and applications for injunctions. He has also previously advised a United Nations agency in the Middle East on labour relations issues.

Geoff has appeared on appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and the BC Court of Appeal, and represents employers in arbitration and human rights hearings, labour relations board proceedings and before other administrative tribunals. He has advised and represented employers in many different industries, including education, insurance, benefit trusts, professional services, manufacturing, aviation, shipping, grain handling, transportation, technology, forest products, oil and gas, fishing, parking management, hospitality and property management.

Queen's UniversityLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceMSc 1989Dalhousie UniversityLL.B 1992
Labour, Employment and Human Rights sections, Canadian Bar Association, BC BranchLabour, Employment and Human Rights sections, Vancouver Bar Association

Office Location

Bentall Five, 14th Floor
550 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 2B5

Practice Areas

Labour and Employment Law