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Kelsey Wheelhouse

Associate Lawyer

Kelsey is an associate in our litigation group. Her practice focuses primarily in the areas of employment law and general commercial litigation.

In her employment practice, Kelsey regularly advises employers on workplace issues such as drafting employment contracts, performance and attendance management, wrongful dismissals, human rights and the duty to accommodate, workplace investigations, and statutory compliance (both provincially and federally). Her commercial practice includes shareholder and partnership disputes, fraud, bankruptcy, injunctions, oppression proceedings and derivative actions, and collections.

Legal Decisions

Kelsey has represented clients in a broad range of matters at all levels of court in British Columbia, as well as in proceedings before the BC Human Rights Tribunal and the BC Employment Standards Tribunal. She has successfully represented clients in mediations, applications, and trials.

Reported Decisions:

Representing an employer in a wrongful dismissal proceeding: Davidson v. Extreme Excavating Ltd., 2015 BCPC 211

Representing a unionized employer in a policy grievance for wage rates: 2016 CanLII 47555 (BC LA) | Unite Here, Local 40 v Coast Capri Hotel | CanLII

Successfully opposing the production of corporate documents: Cecile v. Capri Insurance Services Ltd., 2017 BCSC 2190

Successfully opposing the pre-trial examination of a witness. The Court awarded the client their costs of the application including legal fees on a full indemnity basis: Cecile v. Capri Insurance Services Ltd., 2017 BCSC 2347

Representing a non-unionized employer in an unfair labour practice complaint before the Labour Relations Board: Mechar v Hunter-James & Associates Inc. (DBA Fox'N Hounds Pub), 2018 CanLII 2502 (BC LRB)

Representing a unionized employer in an application to withdraw as a member of an employer group: Coast Capri Hotel v Unite Here, Local 40, 2018 CanLII 6383 (BC LRB)

Representing a corporate defendant before the Court of Appeal to appeal restrictive covenants in a purchase and sale agreement: Landmark Solutions Ltd. v. 1082532 B.C. Ltd., 2021 BCCA 29

Successfully reducing the amount of a fine in an order for contempt of court: 1063664 B.C. Ltd. v. Perehudoff, 2021 BCSC 2136

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Honours in English Literature - University of British Columbia

Juris Doctor - University of Alberta


Areas of Expertise

Employment Law and Workplace Investigations

Our team is committed to providing sensible, practical, and cost-effective solutions to our clients’ workplace challenges, while keeping their long-term business goals in mind.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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