Craig Bavis

CBCraig has his Bachelor of Laws and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Honours) from UBC. Craig articled at Victory Square Law Office, joined Victory Square Law Office as an associate when he was called to the bar in 2000, and became a partner in January 2005. Craig has extensive experience in advising and representing unions in mediation, arbitrations and at Labour Relations Board hearings. Craig has appeared in all levels of court up to the B.C. Court of Appeal and Federal Court of Appeal. Craig primarily represents unions in the public and private sector across British Columbia in labour matters. Craig also works in Saskatchewan where he is involved in Charter litigation.

Craig also represents individual workers in employment law matters including professional discipline, wrongful dismissal, contract negotiating, and disputes with disability benefit providers. Craig has represented individuals in proceedings with many professional bodies including the College of Teachers, College of Registered Nurses, College of Dental Surgeons and individuals before administrative tribunals including the Employment Standards Tribunals, Worker’s Compensation Board, and B.C. Human Rights Tribunal.

Craig has a particular interest in human rights and Charter of Rights and Freedoms issues, and has published articles on Charter rights and privacy issues. Craig is actively involved in Charter litigation in British Columbia. In addition, Craig has an interest in aboriginal law and has provided free legal services to First Nations people in aboriginal fishing rights litigation in Federal Court. Craig is a member of the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers, Canadian Association of the Practical Study in Law in Education, and a member of the Canadian Bar Association.

In addition, Craig is a member of the faculty of Capilano University as a part-time instructor in the Labour Studies Program where he teaches arbitration law and skills to union members.

Craig is regularly invited to speak at conferences on labour issues including privacy rights, surveillance, medical information and the duty to accommodate.

When not practising law or teaching, roller blading the seawall or snowboarding, Craig is an avid traveler and theatregoer and somehow finds time to volunteer on the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Laughter Mission Society, a non-for-profit society dedicated to providing comedy performers for people suffering from life threatening or terminal illnesses and their care givers, Because Humor Helps.

Craig Bavis practices as a Professional Law Corporation.

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Craig’s Assistant is Kelly Robinson