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Acted as counsel in the fields of labour relations, construction claims, estates and general civil litigation , at the Vancouver law firm of Swinton & Company (now Miller Thompson) from 1972 to 1990 (partner from 1977 onwards). From April 1990, elected to restrict practice chiefly to acting as an arbitrator and mediator in civil and labour relations disputes. Currently on Sabbatical until March 31, 2017. Will start taking bookings January 2017. 604 644 3120. Acted as chairman of arbitration boards and as mediator in disputes involving numerous different parties and industries. (see Appendix below) Member of the Arbitrators Association of B.C., and included on the roster of Arbitrators at the B.C. International Commercial Arbitration Centre. On the roster of Arbitrators for the Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau, a statutory body administering expedited arbitrations under the Labour Relations Code of B.C. Publications: Arbitration 1985 , The Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C.("CLE"): The Record in Disciplinary Proceedings. Arbitration 1991 CLE publication: Pre-Hearing Process and Procedure. Arbitration 1995 CLE publication: Personal Harassment in the Workplace. Labour Arbitration 2003 CLE publication: Surveillance and Monitoring of Employees in the Workplace. Numerous arbitration awards published, available on request: (1985-2006) For easy access go to QuickLaw - enter N Glass in Provincial and Federal Arbitration Collections.. Over 130 awards published since 1993. There follows a partial list of parties with respect to whose labour disputes Nicholas Glass been appointed as arbitrator: Employers, Public Sector: B.C. Public Service Agency B.C. Public School Employers Association Health Employers Association of B.C. B.C. Ferry Corporation. Districts and Municipalities in B.C.(various): B.C. Rail Vancouver Coastal Health Authority Emergency Health Services Commission (BC Ambulance Service) CBC Radio Canada Canada Post Corporation Private Sector: Telus Mobility Telus Teck Cominco Ltd Fording Coal, Fording River Ops. Kemess Mines Ltd. Luscar Ltd Line Creek Mine Pacific Press Ltd. Times Colonist Newspaper Canadian Forest Products Ltd. Uneeda Wood Products Ltd. Kalesnikoff Lumber Co Ltd. PCL Constructors Canada Inc. Super Valu Stores Ltd. Extra Foods #8565 Westin Bayshore Resort Ltd. CAE Machinery Ltd Shoppers Drug Mart #222 Canadian Waste Services Ltd. Halkin Tool Ltd. Nanaimo Shipyard Ltd. Unions: Health Employees Union; United Steelworkers of America; International Woodworkers of America , Canadian Locals.; UFCW Local 247 and Local 1518.; CUPE (several locals); Firefighters ; (several locals); Police Associations ; United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 1995; Teamsters Local 31.; International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115; International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local 692; Communications Energy & Paperworkers Union.; C.A.W-Canada, Local 114.; Telecommunications Workers Union; Hotel, Restaurant & Culinary Employee& Bartenders Union, Local 40 B.C.G.E.U; B.C.Teachers Federation
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Oxford University (Trinity College) B.A.(1966); M.A. (1972) Inns of Court Law School: Graduated 1971 (21st in Order of Merit, Bar Finals) Admitted to Bar of England & Wales 1971 Admitted to Bar of British Columbia 1977
Memberships & Affiliations
Law Society of British Columbia
Arbitrators Association of B.C. (Treasurer 1994-2004) Member of Bar of England and Wales (Middle Temple) B.C. International Commercial Arbitration Centre (on roster) Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau (BC)(on roster)
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