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.

shonamoore@unionlawyers.com

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 1990 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

rle@unionlawyers.com

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

lindsaylyster@unionlawyers.com

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.

Gurleen S. Sahota

gurleensahota@unionlawyers.com

Gurleen S. Sahota is an associate lawyer at Moore Edgar Lyster.

Gurleen was called to the bar in BC in 2008 after graduating from Windsor Law School in Ontario. He articled at a boutique labour and criminal law firm in the Okanagan where he toured the Interior and Okanagan BC Provincial Court circuit before joining Moore Edgar Lyster in the summer of 2009.

Gurleen works primarily with individuals on employment standard issues including wrongful terminations and human right issues. He also works with our trade union clients on grievances involving a variety of issues.

Gurleen is a member of the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers and the Canadian Bar Association. He is active in the CBA's labour law, employment law and human rights subsections. He also sits on the Environment Advisory Committee of Delta.

Jessica Derynck

jessicaderynck@unionlawyers.com

Jessica Derynck is an associate lawyer practicing labour, human rights and administrative law at Moore Edgar Lyster. She was called to the Bar in BC and Ontario in 2010 after articling with a union side labour law firm in Toronto.

Jessica's practice is focused on complex legal research and written advocacy. She prepares legal opinions, advises clients, and writes arguments for arbitrations, labour board proceedings, and all levels of court. Jessica also assists the firm's litigators with case preparation, represents clients in mediations, and speaks at conferences on issues in labour and human rights law.

Jessica graduated from the University of Victoria Faculty of Law in 2009. While at UVic, Jessica received several scholarships and course awards, worked as a research assistant for a number of professors, published an article and spoke at a national conference on sexual assault law, and spent her last semester advising and representing clients at UVic Law's legal clinic.

Jessica is a member of the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers and of the Canadian Bar Association's labour, human rights, SOGIC, legal research and administrative law subsections.

Jessica enjoys cycling, rock climbing, snowshoeing, kayaking and camping, so she is happy to be living and working in Vancouver.

Tamara Ramusovic

tamararamusovic@unionlawyers.com

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.
April 2-3, 2014

Labourlawonline.ca - The 2014 Accommodation Law Conference

Shona A. Moore is a panelist speaking on "The Year's Top Accommodation Cases"

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

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April 10, 2014

Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch - Freedom of Information and Privacy Law Section and Labour Law Section Joint Meeting

Lindsay M. Lyster is speaking on the topic of "The Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta v. UFCW: implications for labour disputes and privacy legislation in BC"

Law Courts Inn, 800 Smithe Street, 4th Floor

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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

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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 speaker

The Fairmont Empress Hotel

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