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Andrew C.L. Sims Q.C., Arbitrator, Edmonton, Alberta.

Andrew C.L. Sims Q.C.

Arbitration & Mediation Offices
149, 10403 – 122 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5N 4C1
Tel: (780) 423-6807
Fax: (780) 423-6813
Website: www.simsgroup.com
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Other ADR Services: Med-Arb, Neutral Evaluation

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  • Practice Commenced: 1975
  • Total Mediations (as of Sep 2020): 1000
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Sep 2020): 250
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Biographical

Andy Sims is an experienced arbitrator and mediator practicing throughout Western Canada. Based in Edmonton, he served 9 years as Chair of the Alberta Labour Relations Board plus 21 years as a Vice Chair. He also sat as a Vice Chair of the Canada Industrial Relations Board for 3 years and Chair of the Alberta Public Service Employee Relations Board for 3 years.

In addition to his extensive labour board experience, Andy Sims has chaired hundreds of rights arbitrations, human rights proceedings, Canada Labour Code adjudications and similar proceedings with about 100 selected for publication in the Labour Arbitration Cases. He has chaired many interest arbitrations, conciliation boards and similar proceedings. He has arbitrated a national rail dispute and recently acted as Conciliation Board Chair in the 2014-15 Saskatchewan Teachers’ dispute.


Case Experience

  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas/Nuclear)
  • Environmental
  • Industrial
  • Labour/Unions
  • Pensions / ERISA
  • Workplace Rights

Education

  • B.A. University of Alberta - 1971
  • LL.B. University of Alberta - 1974
  • Alberta Q.C. - 1990

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member - National Academy of Arbitrators
  • Member - Arbitrators Association of British Columbia

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