Timothy Mitchell

Partner, McLennan Ross LLP

Tim is peer ranked as one of the top labour and employment lawyers in Canada.

For over 25 years, Tim has advocated for federally and provincially regulated employers on matters related to workplace law. He acts as lead counsel on significant labour, employment, and workplace human rights cases, including in matters that have been elevated to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Tim sets a new standard for employer advocacy. His commitment to building trusting relationships through counseling employers on their most complex issues contributes to his reputation as one of Canada’s foremost labour lawyers.

Tim’s experience and insight in collective bargaining and interest arbitrations (litigation to set the terms of a collective agreement) is unparalleled. He regularly handles difficult and complex rounds of collective bargaining in both the public and private sectors and has acted as chief spokesperson on hundreds of matters; including complex first agreement negotiations.

Tim works with private and public sector clients from major oil and gas companies to municipalities. Tim is an especially prominent figure in public sector labour relations. Tim serves as a key advisor for many of Alberta’s municipalities, universities and colleges in their dealings with various unions, associations, students and government.

Tim considers his partnerships with his clients the most rewarding aspect of his practice. Clients appreciate his ability to understand their objectives and break down complex labour relations problems into practical, tailored advice. Tim’s ability to forge constructive relationships is far-reaching. He believes that strong advocacy for his clients’ interests combined with collegial relationships with decision-makers and opposing counsel net the most favourable results.

Tim regularly shares his expertise as a speaker at conferences throughout Western Canada and as a lecturer at courses and seminars on employment and labour law. He has contributed to a number of different industry publications including a regular column for the Canadian Employment Law Today Magazine. He has also co-authored a book on employment law entitled Employment Law Answers.