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.