With over 30 years experience providing the best of strategic and legal advice to trade unions and their members and working to enforce the rights of union and non-union employees.

We provide a full range of legal services to public and private sector trade unions in both Federal and Provincial jurisdictions.

We act for individuals and equality-seeking groups before Human Rights commissions and tribunals and the Courts and represent employees who have been wrongfully dismissed.

Shona A. Moore, Q.C.


Shona A. Moore, Q.C. is a founding partner of Moore Edgar Lyster. Shona practices in the areas of labour and administrative law representing trade unions and their members before Labour Boards, Tribunals and all levels of Court. Her trade union practice includes unions in the private and public sectors in both provincial and federal jurisdictions.

Shona also represents individuals and equality-seeking groups in matters related to employment, human rights and privacy.

Between 1983 and 1986 she served as a Vice-Chairperson of the BC Labour Relations Board. Shona is a member of the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers, the Canadian Bar Association and the Westcoast Legal Education and Action Fund.

Shona was appointed Queens Counsel in 1996 and has been recognized by Lexpert as one of the leading Labour and Employment lawyers in Canada.

She is a frequent guest lecturer at conferences speaking on a wide range of topics concerning labour law, human rights and privacy.

Richard L. Edgar


Rick Edgar is a founding partner of Moore Edgar Lyster.

Rick practices primarily in the areas of labour and employment, for trade unions and employees. He also has a busy trial and appellate civil litigation practice, with an emphasis on issues that affect unions and their members, including constitutional issues, defamation, personal injury and long-term disability cases. He has appeared at all levels of court, and all manner of administrative tribunals, for clients in varied and diverse employment sectors.

Mr. Edgar graduated from UBC Faculty of Law in 1983, clerked at the BC Court of Appeal, and was called to the bar in 1985.

Lindsay M. Lyster


Lindsay joined Moore Edgar Lyster in April 2010 and became a partner in 2011. She served as a Member of the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal between 2002 and 2010. Immediately prior to that, she was the Policy Director of the BC Civil Liberties Association. Before that, Lindsay practiced labour, employment and public law with a major national law firm for seven years, appearing before all levels of courts and tribunals.

Lindsay's practice includes acting for employees and trade unions in labour, employment and human rights matters. She also conducts third party investigations and mediations. She has a particular interest in administrative and constitutional law, having appeared before all levels of courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Lindsay graduated from UBC Law School in 1991 as the gold medalist, following which she clerked for Madam Justice McLachlin at the Supreme Court of Canada, before being called to the Bar in 1993.

Lindsay is the President of the BC Civil Liberties Association. She is a frequent lecturer and author in labour, human rights, employment and administrative law. She has taught Administrative Law, Federalism, Charter Litigation, and Human Rights in the Workplace at UBC Law School. She is on the Executive of the Administrative Law and Human Rights Sections of the CBA - BC Branch.

Tamara Ramusovic


Tamara Ramusovic is an associate lawyer at Moore Edgar Lyster.

Tamara was called to the Bar in both BC and Ontario after receiving her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 2011. Prior to joining Moore Edgar Lyster, she clerked at the Federal Court in Ottawa and articled at a major national law firm in Toronto.

At the Federal Court, Tamara assisted two senior judges in the adjudication of a wide range of matters, gaining experience in judicial reviews, administrative and human rights law.

While at law school, Tamara volunteered at a student-run legal aid clinic and assisted clients with immigration and refugee law applications.

Tamara is a member of the Canadian Bar Association's labour, employment, human rights, administrative and civil litigation sections.

Karen Segal

Articled Law Student


Karen Segal is an articling student at Moore Edgar Lyster. She graduated from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law in May 2014, where she participated in numerous student groups, including the UBC Law Gale Moot Team, and worked as a research assistant for professors. She was also actively involved with Pro Bono Students Canada, and provided pro bono legal assistance to several community organizations. While at UBC, Karen was awarded the Law Foundation Scholarship and the Auriol Gurner Young Memorial Award for contributions to feminism and the law.

Prior to attending law school, Karen received a bachelor's degree in Political Science and International Development Studies from McGill University. She completed a year abroad at the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana, where she worked with a human rights organization researching the role of women in Ghanaian customary and constitutional law.

During her articling term, Karen looks forward to developing her advocacy and research skills in the areas of labour, administrative and human rights law.

In her spare time, Karen enjoys camping, swimming, yoga and playing guitar.

Melissa VanderHouwen

Articled Law Student


Melissa VanderHouwen is an articling student at Moore Edgar Lyster.

Melissa completed her Juris Doctor at the University of Ottawa in 2014. Prior to law school, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts, First Class Honours, in International Studies and Economics from Simon Fraser University. Her interests are in labour, employment, administrative, constitutional, and human rights law, as well as civil litigation.

While in law school, Melissa participated in the Laskin Moot where she received the Mark MacGuigan prize for Best Overall Oralist, among other awards. She also worked as a student editor for the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, and as a clinician at a student legal clinic. At both the University of Ottawa and Simon Fraser University, Melissa was a varsity athlete and team captain of the women's rowing team.

Melissa loves the outdoors, and in her spare time can usually be found exploring the mountains and waterways of the west coast.
April 23-24, 2014

Lancaster House - Human Rights and Accommodation Conference

Lindsay M. Lyster is co-chairing the conference.

Hyatt Regency Vancouver - 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver

More info

May 28, 2014

CoRe Conflict - CoRe Conflict Resolution Clinic

Lindsay M. Lyster is a panelist speaking on "LGBTQ Issues in Dispute Resolution".

KPMG, 777 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver

More info

June 19, 2014

Lancaster House - Advanced Skills Training Conference - Accommodating Mental and Physical Disabilities in the Workplace: An In-Depth Training Session for Employers and Unions

Lindsay M. Lyster is a speaker.

The Fairmont Empress Hotel, Victoria

More info

June 19, 2014

B.C. Civil Liberties Association - Liberty Awards Gala and Fundraiser

Moore Edgar Lyster is a sponsor of this event.

Villa Amato Ballroom, 88 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver

More info

November 20-21, 2014

CLE - Human Rights Conference 2014

Lindsay M. Lyster is co-chairing the conference.



Moore Edgar Lyster is a leading labour law firm practicing on the trade union side. We provide a full range of legal services to private and public sector trade unions in both federal and provincial jurisdictions. We also act for individuals and equality-seeking groups before administrative tribunals and the courts and represent employees who have been wrongfully dismissed or discriminated against.

We have a particular interest in administrative and constitutional law.

We seek an outstanding lawyer to represent clients in arbitration, human right, labour and court proceedings.


- Excellent case preparation and writing skills required.
- Familiarity with labour, human rights and judicial review proceedings is an asset.
- Experience as counsel before courts and tribunals is an asset.

Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience.

Please submit your applications by email marked "Confidential" to Lindsay Lyster at lindsaylyster@unionlawyers.com

Posted on May 24, 2014