Randy J. Kaardal is a senior litigator handling a wide range of commercial litigation for clients in the financial, mining, forestry, and manufacturing sectors. He has conducted hearings before all levels of Court in Canada, including the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the British Columbia Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. He also regularly appears before various administrative tribunals including the B.C. Securities Commission, the Federal and Provincial Human Rights Tribunals, and the Environmental Appeal Tribunal. In addition, Mr. Kaardal maintains a labour and employment practice representing both employers and employees on employment, labour and pension issues. In this capacity he has appeared in numerous arbitration hearings and in proceedings before both the federal and provincial labour relations boards and the superior courts.
Mr. Kaardal is recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of the leading lawyers in Canada. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada and has previously been identified in the London-based Chambers Global Guide as one of British Columbia's leading employment counsel. He served as a law clerk to the Honourable Beverley McLachlin, then Justice of the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and the Honourable Henry Hutcheon from 1986 to 1987.
He has been a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia and has spoken at seminars and conferences sponsored by the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, the Justice Institute of British Columbia, the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice and the Canadian Environmental Association and the American Bar Association.
In 2013 Mr. Kaardal was appointed a member of both the Provincial Court Judges Compensation Commission and the Judicial Justices Compensation Commission.
In 2014 Mr. Kaardal was appointed Queen’s Council.