Assistant Kelly Robinson

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Rebecca (she/they) joined the firm as an associate in 2018, after articling and working in-house for a large union in British Columbia. Rebecca has represented clients at numerous mediations, and has appeared before labour arbitrators, the BC Labour Relations Board, the BC Human Rights Tribunal, the Canada Human Rights Tribunal, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the BC Court of Appeal, and the Federal Court of Appeal. Rebecca also has experience intervening in matters at the BC Court of Appeal and responding in BC Supreme Court to last minute applications for injunctions against picketing and protesting.

Rebecca has particular interest in Charter-related matters, including workers’ ability to access their constitutional freedoms of association and of peaceful assembly, certification applications, and collective bargaining issues like employer unfair labour practices, strikes and picketing. Rebecca is also passionate about advocating for workers’ privacy and human rights, and in particular arguing against drug testing and discrimination. Rebecca is especially interested in fighting discrimination on the basis of disability and issues related to the rights of workers with different abilities and workers who use drugs to access the workplace. Rebecca has experience and avid interest in cases engaging questions about the constitutional separation of powers, the nature and role of administrative decision makers like tribunals and municipalities, and the standard of review in administrative law appeals.

Recognition and Awards

  • University of Victoria, Law Foundation of British Columbia Public Interest Law Award

Presentations / Seminars / Articles

Results (Arbitration / Tribunal / Court)

British Columbia (Legislative Assembly) v. Illi, 2023 BCSC 1671.

Cariboo Pulp and Paper Co. v Unifor, Local 1115, 2023 CanLII 76300 (BC LA)

SGS Canada Inc. v ILWU, Local 522, 2022 CanLII 125987 (BC LA)

Edward Illi and LAPSA v Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, 2021 BCLRB 176 (Leave for reconsideration of 2020 BCLRB 134)

Sukunka Natural Resources Inc. v Unifor, Local Union No. 449, 2021 BCLRB 94 (CanLII) – LRB – Terminations during essential services designation.

Unifor, Local 1115 v Carinoo Pulp & Paper Co., 2019 CanLII 51796 (BC LA) – Grievance – Failure to notify Union of intention to have work performed by a contractor.

Unifor Local 1115 v Cariboo Pulp & Paper Company, 2019 CanLII 18358 (BC LA) – Grievance – Failure to notify Union of contractor performing bargaining unit work.

 

 

Education

  • JD, University of Victoria, 2016
  • International Law and Legal Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam), 2014
  • BA, International Relations (major), Latin American Studies (minor), University of British Columbia, 2011

 

Associations

  • Member, Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers

Bar Admissions

  • 2017, British Columbia

Practice Areas

  • Civil Liberties
  • Human Rights
  • Labour Law
  • Privacy Law

Rebecca (she/they) joined the firm as an associate in 2018, after articling and working in-house for a large union in British Columbia. Rebecca has represented clients at numerous mediations, and has appeared before labour arbitrators, the BC Labour Relations Board, the BC Human Rights Tribunal, the Canada Human Rights Tribunal, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the BC Court of Appeal, and the Federal Court of Appeal. Rebecca also has experience intervening in matters at the BC Court of Appeal and responding in BC Supreme Court to last minute applications for injunctions against picketing and protesting.

Rebecca has particular interest in Charter-related matters, including workers’ ability to access their constitutional freedoms of association and of peaceful assembly, certification applications, and collective bargaining issues like employer unfair labour practices, strikes and picketing. Rebecca is also passionate about advocating for workers’ privacy and human rights, and in particular arguing against drug testing and discrimination. Rebecca is especially interested in fighting discrimination on the basis of disability and issues related to the rights of workers with different abilities and workers who use drugs to access the workplace. Rebecca has experience and avid interest in cases engaging questions about the constitutional separation of powers, the nature and role of administrative decision makers like tribunals and municipalities, and the standard of review in administrative law appeals.

Recognition and Awards

  • University of Victoria, Law Foundation of British Columbia Public Interest Law Award

British Columbia (Legislative Assembly) v. Illi, 2023 BCSC 1671.

Cariboo Pulp and Paper Co. v Unifor, Local 1115, 2023 CanLII 76300 (BC LA)

SGS Canada Inc. v ILWU, Local 522, 2022 CanLII 125987 (BC LA)

Edward Illi and LAPSA v Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, 2021 BCLRB 176 (Leave for reconsideration of 2020 BCLRB 134)

Sukunka Natural Resources Inc. v Unifor, Local Union No. 449, 2021 BCLRB 94 (CanLII) – LRB – Terminations during essential services designation.

Unifor, Local 1115 v Carinoo Pulp & Paper Co., 2019 CanLII 51796 (BC LA) – Grievance – Failure to notify Union of intention to have work performed by a contractor.

Unifor Local 1115 v Cariboo Pulp & Paper Company, 2019 CanLII 18358 (BC LA) – Grievance – Failure to notify Union of contractor performing bargaining unit work.

 

 

  • JD, University of Victoria, 2016
  • International Law and Legal Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam), 2014
  • BA, International Relations (major), Latin American Studies (minor), University of British Columbia, 2011

 

  • Member, Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers

Bar Admissions

  • 2017, British Columbia

Offices

Our office is located on unceded territory of the Skwxwu7mesh (Squamish), Tsleil-Waututh (Burrard), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

Office

604 684 8421

Toll free

1 877 684 8421

Vancouver

710–777 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1S4

Victoria

#301 – 1321 Blanshard Street

Victoria, BC V8W 0B6

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