Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP is a Toronto law firm specializing in labour and employment law. Our lawyers provide advice and representation to unions, professional associations and individual employees with respect to all aspects of the work relationship, including labour relations litigation, human rights, pension and employment benefits, health and safety, workers’ compensation, professional discipline, criminal defense, civil litigation including appellate work, Charter of Rights and public interest advocacy, and class actions.
Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP’s lawyers provide advice and representation to unions, professional associations and individual employees with respect to all aspects of the work relationship, including labour relations litigation, human rights, pension and employment benefits, health and safety, workers’ compensation, professional discipline, criminal defense, civil litigation including appellate work, Charter of Rights and public interest advocacy, and class actions.
Our lawyers regularly appear before arbitration panels, government boards, commissions and tribunals, and all levels of the courts, including the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
We are able to tailor our representation to best compliment the needs of our clients while ensuring we provide innovative and effective solutions to our clients’ legal issues.
Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP's lawyers are active in the legal, labour, and political community. For more information on recent events, publications, or general legal resources, please select one of the following links.
Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP’s history and current activities speak to our long commitment to justice at work on behalf of trade unions, their members, and individual employees.
Students will article for a 10 month period with Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP. (Please be aware that our previous arrangement, involving a rotation with the Unifor Canada legal department, ended May 1, 2017.) During that time, students will work with all of our lawyers on a wide variety of matters, including:
Students are involved in files at all stages, including initial advice, interviews and meetings with clients, legal research, determining litigation strategy, drafting, and attendance at hearings and in court.
At Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP, we pride ourselves on our casual, friendly and collegial atmosphere, with extensive interaction between all lawyers and students. We have a demonstrated belief in the dignity of all forms of labour across all sectors and we strive to have our workplace reflect that belief.
Applicants should be committed to advocacy on behalf of unions and employees, and have a demonstrated interest in labour, employment, and administrative law. They should also have the ability to work on novel legal problems, be self-motivated and have good legal research, writing, and analytical skills.
Applications should be addressed to Gary Hopkinson and sent to email@example.com, and include undergraduate and law school transcripts, curriculum vitae, and a covering letter explaining the reasons for your interest in our firm. Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP follows the guidelines for applications, interviews, and job offers set by the Law Society of Upper Canada. More information about the Law Society’s guidelines may be found on their website. Timelines for applications, interviews and offers are as follows:
Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP is an equal opportunity employer. Respect for the dignity of every individual in the workplace is fundamental to our firm and to our practice. We take care to respect our obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code for all employment activities, including the articling recruitment process.
For further information about our articling programme, please contact:
Gary Hopkinson: firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-969-3516 Kristen Allen: email@example.com or 416-969-3502
Please note that we do not typically hire summer students; however, we will consider and retain any applications received in the event that our needs change.
Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP 555 RICHMOND ST. W., SUITE 1200, TORONTO, ON M5V 3B1 TEL 416.968.3333 FAX 416.968.0325