Portrait of Barbara Nicholls


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Alanna Parsons
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Barbara Practices in the areas of:
, , Administrative Law, Labour Law (Union), Human Rights, Pensions, Privacy Laws, Professional Liability, Insurance Law

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Portrait of Barbara Nicholls

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Barbara Nicholls is head of the firm’s employment and labour law group.

Barbara advises clients at both the local and national level on trends in employment and labour legislation and jurisprudence. Barbara also has extensive experience in insurance matters and has acted for individuals and insurers, with particular emphasis in the area of professional liability.

Barbara drafts, interprets, and enforces employment contracts and agreements.  She advises on termination packages, human rights issues (including accommodation) and privacy law.  Barbara is involved in the preparation and presentation of cases before labour tribunals, at arbitration, and before the courts.  She has appeared before various appellate courts including the Ontario and Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Community involvement is very important to Barbara.  She has served as treasurer of the Ottawa Chapter of the Women’s Law Association, and as a director of the Opera Lyra Guild.  She was a member of the Advisory Committee at Algonquin College, a mentor for new immigrants in OCISO’s professional mentorship program, and a director of the Nepean Kanata Rotary Club.

Barbara’s professional memberships have included the Law Society of Upper Canada, the County of Carleton Law Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the Women’s Law Association, and the Women’s Business Network.

Interesting Fact:
When Barbara was a very young girl, she attended the first Beatles concert in Toronto, Ontario.

“I have been waiting too long to acknowledge the superior support you have given Ottawa Foyers Partage over the years. Your careful and respectful investigation of our issues and complete identification of options has meant that we feel assured that we can make informed and productive decisions and that our directions are on the right track. Your resolution of a number of very complicated issues has been totally completely satisfactory. In each instance, the outcome for Ottawa Foyers Partage has been positive and what we hoped could be achieved. Thank you so much.”

Joanne Lee, Ottawa Foyers Partage

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