Michael Hancock

Michael Hancock

Harris & Company LLP

Recognized since 2022

Vancouver, British Columbia

Practice Areas

Education Law

Labour and Employment Law

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Michael acts for clients in both the public and private sectors, with expertise in the area of education law. In addition to 11 years as a member of Harris’ Education Group, Michael was General Counsel for the BC Public School Employers Association (BCPSEA) and the Vancouver School Board (VSB). He acted as lead negotiator and spokesperson for BCPSEA in bargaining, including during the illegal withdrawal of services in 2005. At VSB he was responsible for education, real estate, and commercial law matters, in addition to labour and employment work. Michael’s past experience affords him unique insights into the education sector and the rare perspective of having been counsel, client, and negotiator.

Michael also held the positions of General Counsel and Director of Employee Relations for the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). While at ICBC, Michael provided general corporate law advice to executive and senior management on employment, labour, compensation, privacy, intellectual property, insurance, and regulatory matters.

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  • Bentall 5, 14th Floor
    550 Burrard Street
    Vancouver, BC V6C 2B5

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:
  • Education Law
  • Labour and Employment Law


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