Known for being a strong advocate, creative and personable, Allie offers pragmatic advice about a wide range of employment issues. She has built her reputation on making every effort to honour the relationships she has established, and the trust clients have placed in her.
Allie maintains a labour and employment practice advising and acting for employers in a variety of industries. She is particularly knowledgeable regarding terminations and wrongful dismissal claims, privacy matters, illness and disability management, policy development and enforcement. Allie also assists clients with human rights matters, and has appeared and participated in conciliations, Tribunal Dispute Resolutions and before the Human Rights Tribunal.
Though she has a strong track record of reaching fair settlements without incurring excessive legal costs, Allie is a tenacious litigator when need be. Persuasive in the courtroom, Allie provides clear arguments grounded in sound legal theory that reflect her clients’ position and their specific objectives. She has appeared before the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, and the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal. She has also assisted clients with responding to administrative proceedings under the Canada Labour Code, the Canadian Industrial Relations Board, Employment Standards, and Employment and Social Development Canada.
Allie understands the legal and business issues involved in safeguarding clients’ interests and works to minimize risk by identifying issues early on and crafting thoughtful solutions to employment concerns. She works closely with her clients to determine the best options for their unique circumstances, and she explains legal proceedings in an easy-to-understand manner. She takes the time to assure and support her clients and their decisions throughout the process.
Allie is an active community member, regularly volunteering her legal services at the Women's Centre of Calgary and Calgary Legal Guidance. She has also recently joined the Board of Directors of Enviros Wilderness School Association.