Simran Prihar is a labour lawyer in our Toronto office.
Simran is a passionate advocate for workers’ rights who represents trade unions in all types of proceedings before arbitrators and administrative tribunals, including human rights proceedings. She also provides advice to unions with respect to collective bargaining, interest arbitration, and pay equity negotiations and disputes. Whether it is giving legal advice, negotiating with employers, or litigating a difficult grievance, Simran works tirelessly to achieve favourable results for her clients.
Simran believes the key to great representation is great relationships, and she takes the time to truly uncover and understand each client’s unique needs and challenges. Drawing on her diverse range of experience, Simran strives to achieve resolutions for her clients in a practical and effective manner. She is a poised and strategic litigator, who focuses on the client’s end goal in crafting her litigation strategy.
After starting her career at the firm, Simran left private practice to litigate as in-house counsel for a large private-sector union. She then spent several years as in-house counsel for one of Ontario’s largest healthcare unions where she practiced in all aspects of labour law including complex litigation and bargaining. In addition to her legal practice, Simran was responsible for setting and implementing strategic priorities for the union’s leadership, providing education to both staff and membership, and managing a large in-house litigation department.
Simran was called to the Ontario Bar in 2009 after articling with the firm. She obtained her law degree from Queen’s University, where she also completed a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations. She is now an Adjunct Professor at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law, teaching labour law. Simran is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, and a member and former Vice-President of the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers.
When she’s not working, you can find Simran cheering reluctantly for any and all Toronto sports teams with her husband and kids.
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