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Nigel Mckechnie

Lawyer

About Nigel

Phone

Main line: (613) 722-1500

Direct line: (613) 369-0382

Samantha | Law Clerk: x307

Email & Fax

Fax: (613) 722-7677

I am a member of the Employment, Human Rights, and Labour group. I was originally drawn to labour and employment law because it affects all of us: each of us is either an employer or employee. Having worked on both the management and union/employee sides during my career, I believe that I bring a unique perspective to advising clients and resolving workplace disputes. I am passionate about the litigation process and also enjoy the day-to-day challenge of helping clients navigate all facets of the employment relationship. I have significant experience in civil litigation and a special interest in wrongful dismissal cases. I attempt to settle disputes whenever possible, but pride myself on being ready to go to court or arbitration when the situation warrants. If you are interested in reading about a few of my reported cases, please click here.

I love being on my feet, advocating for my clients. I am an active member of the Ottawa Advocacy Club. I have also completed the Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop at Osgoode Hall Law School.

I grew up in Toronto and moved to Ottawa in 2004 to study. Prior to discovering the law, I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then worked in the mental health field in both clinical and research settings. I graduated from the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law in 2013 and was called to the Ontario Bar the following year.

Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my young family and catching up with friends. Outside of the law, if pressed, I would admit to an interest in Americana, cottage country, and road trips.

If I can help you resolve a workplace dispute or other difficult situation, please feel free to get in touch. Je parle français (avec un accent) et représente mes clients dans la langue de leur choix.

Nigel's Service Areas

Employment, Labour, & Human Rights

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Posted April 15, 2021

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Posted January 20, 2021

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Posted January 11, 2021

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Posted October 9, 2020

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