Lindsay Lawrence is known to colleagues and clients as tough, smart and professional. She is a strong believer in the right of workers to join a union and to work in a safe and healthy environment, free of harassment. She also recognizes the importance to workers of earning a fair wage, and having access to accommodation and disability benefits when they need them.
A strategic and pragmatic problem-solver, Lindsay brings experience, assertiveness, and compassion to each situation she faces. She understands when to fight all the way, and when to forego her love of cross-examination because the best result can be achieved through settlement. In either situation, she is prepared, fearless, and absolutely committed to her clients’ interests. Whether she is winning “unwinnable” cases or negotiating creative and practical settlements, Lindsay starts by exploring the client’s ideal outcome and then works backwards to achieve it.
When it comes to practising before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, Lindsay literally writes the book. She is co-editor of the leading text, Ontario Labour Relations Board: Law & Practice.
In addition to litigating before the Labour Board and private arbitrators, Lindsay gives strategic advice to clients on all labour law matters, and regularly conducts client education and training workshops. She was the top of her class, receiving the bronze medal in her graduating class at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Lindsay articled at the firm before being called to the Ontario bar in 2005.