Matthew Cooperwilliams - Harris & Company LLP

Matthew Cooperwilliams

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016

Matthew is an articulate, engaging and skilled lawyer. He is knowledgeable and highly competent in his field, addressing each case with a combination of people skills, street smarts, and technical knowledge about the law. He is disciplined, and works thoroughly and methodically to find the best solutions. Matthew balances that with his personality and sense of humour which enables him to work easily with clients and make them an integral part of the process, using his verbal and presentation skills to represent them forcefully when needed.

Matthew’s practice focuses on wrongful dismissal cases, restrictive covenant and post-employment competition litigation, injunctions, Labour Relations Board matters and collective agreement arbitrations. He has extensive experience representing employers of every size and in many industries in the public and private sectors before all levels of the British Columbia, Ontario and Canadian courts, as well as boards and tribunals.

In addition to his counsel work, he provides opinions and strategic advice about business initiatives involving employment-related issues, including the sale and acquisition of businesses, relocations and closures, and competition planning.

University of ManitobaLL.B 1987
Canadian Bar Association, Employment Law Section, BC BranchUniversity of British Columbia, Faculty of LawContinuing Legal Education Society of BC

Office Location

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

Practice Areas

Labour and Employment Law