McLennan Ross named only Band One Law Firm for Employment & Labour in Alberta by Chambers Canada 2022

McLennan Ross is proud to have been ranked as the only Band One law firm for Employment & Labour in Alberta in Chambers Canada 2022, for the second consecutive year.

McLennan Ross was recognized by Chambers Canada as a leading regional firm with a respected team of practitioners who cover a broad spectrum of labour and employment mandates on behalf of management clients.

Chambers Canada specifically cited our deep bench strength and ability to handle complex matters such as union certification and bargaining rights. We were also credited with notable strength providing strategic labour planning advice in the context of major industrial projects. Our Yellowknife office was acknowledged as further contributing to our influence in Western and Northern Canada.

Chambers rankings are based on several factors including technical legal ability, client service, depth of team, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, and value. Research on each practice area is conducted by a Research Analyst who reviews submissions and carries out interviews with both clients and lawyers.

During client interviews, our Labour & Employment team received the following praise (from  

“They’re very familiar with the politics and when I get advice it’s not just the about the legal framework.

“The firm is very knowledgeable in labour and employment matters. They’re extremely responsive and provide good, practical guidance.

Members of our Labour & Employment team were also individually recognized for their notable achievements.


Chris Lane, Q.C. has wide-ranging expertise in the field of labour relations and extensive experience handling union certification applications. He is also noted as a leading management-side lawyer for wrongful dismissal and collective bargaining matters.

Damon Bailey, Q.C. is well respected for his labour relations practice, often advising on collective bargaining matters, union certifications and unfair practice complaints. Based in Calgary, he also acts for non-unionised employers on contract drafting and wrongful dismissals. His experience covers all levels of the Alberta courts as well as the labour relations boards. Clients affirm that he is “He’s incredibly knowledgeable and extremely practical.”

David Ross, Q.C. is a hugely influential figure in the field of labour relations in Alberta and continues to provide high-level strategic advice to employers on matters involving unions, such as collective bargaining and certifications. He has a proven track record acting for both provincial and federal clients.

Thomas Ross, Q.C. is a distinguished lawyer who is known for his strength in advising employers on labour relations strategy. Based in Calgary, he is frequently active on union certification matters as well as advising on issues of employment legislation.

Tim Mitchell is a leading Calgary-based lawyer who maintains a very notable practice in labour relations. He is best known for his abilities in interest arbitrations, collective bargaining agreements and human rights disputes. One client said: "Tim really is one of the most practical lawyers you'll ever speak with. He is outstanding. Hes a very strong employment and labour lawyer.”

Our team is honoured by this recognition and will continue striving to provide first-rate service to our clients. 

To view the full list of our Practice Groups and individuals recognized by Chambers Canada 2022, click here.