Colin G. M. Gibson

Colin G. M. Gibson

Harris & Company LLP

Recognized since 2006

Vancouver, British Columbia

Practice Areas

Labour and Employment Law

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Colin has practiced labour, employment and human rights law since his call to the British Columbia bar in 1986. He is ranked by his peers as one of the leading management side labour and employment lawyers in British Columbia.

The majority of Colin’s practice involves acting for universities, special purpose teaching universities, colleges and institutes in British Columbia’s post-secondary and university sectors. He also advises and represents employers in a wide variety of private sector industries, including mining, forestry, insurance, hospitality, the arts, construction, roadbuilding, food processing, manufacturing, retail, air-traffic control and professional services.

Colin is creative, focused and determined in his approach. He draws on his knowledge and insight into personalities, objectives and pressures to obtain results. He builds long relationships with his clients by understanding their goals and priorities, and by being diligent, responsive and personable. He is highly regarded not only by his employer clients, but also by unions and other key stakeholders. In his work as an advisor, advocate and negotiator, he uses his skill, experience and tenacity to steer his clients through the process toward the best possible outcome.

Colin is a former Chair of the Labour Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association (B.C. Branch), and a longstanding member of the Human Resources Management Association. He has written numerous articles on labour relations, arbitration and employment law, and he is a well-known speaker on those subjects at Continuing Legal Education and other conferences.

Contact & Links
  • Bentall 5, 14th Floor
    550 Burrard Street
    Vancouver, BC V6C 2B5
Bar Admissions
  • British Columbia, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers - Member
  • Canadian Association of University Solicitors - Member
  • Human Resources Management Association of British Columbia - Member
  • Labour Law Section, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch - Former Chair

Harris & Company LLP
Headquarters: Vancouver, British Columbia

23 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada award

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 for work in:
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Labour and Employment Law
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Employment Law - Management
  • Martindale-Hubbell: BV Distinguished
  • Law Business Research’s Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2012 recognized for Management Labour & Employment
  • Leading practitioner by Canadian HR Reporter

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Colin G.M. Gibson discusses workplace safety, issues such as raising the minimum wage, and job-protected leaves. 


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