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About Lancaster House

ABOUT: Lancaster House Publishing is a leader in providing thoroughly researched information on labour, employment, and human rights law. Our mandate is to serve the needs of employees, employers, professional organizations, unions, management, and labour and employment law practitioners.

PUBLICATIONS and CONFERENCES: Lancaster’s leading-edge publications on workplace law, as well as our online legal research tool, First Resort™, are only part of the wide range of services that Lancaster provides, which include live conferences and interactive audio conferences across Canada. All of our conferences deal with current topics which pertain to the workplace and are led by recognized experts together with experienced labour and employment lawyers.

Lancaster House Staff

Roshien Asanta

Director, Sales and Corporate Development

As the Director of Sales and Corporate Development at Lancaster House, Roshien is responsible for supervising and overseeing the sales and client service departments. Roshien examines sales and marketing data and trends in preparation for various campaign and product launches. She is also responsible for managing Lancaster House's large conference and site licence accounts. When Roshien is not at the office, she enjoys reading, volunteering and spends her time with family and friends.

Boris Bohuslawsky

Senior Editor

Boris has been a writer and editor at Lancaster House since 2000. He studied History and English Literature at the University of Toronto, where he graduated with High Distinction, before earning a graduate degree in English at Queen's University. Boris attended Osgoode Hall Law School, where he was awarded the Osler Hoskin and Harcourt prize in labour relations law as well as the Bereskin and Parr prize in intellectual property. He is a co-author of Leading Cases on Labour Arbitration, and managing editor of the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal. In addition, since his call to the Ontario Bar in 1998, Boris has continued to practise labour and employment law with particular emphasis on rights disputes in the unionized public and broader public sectors.

Rachel Cardozo

Senior Editorial Administrator

As an Editorial Administrator, Rachel is responsible for updating eAlerts, communicating with Lancaster writers and for editing conference materials. She received an Honours B.A. in English and Political Science from York University and then completed a Paralegal postgraduate diploma at Centennial College. In her spare time she enjoys painting, baking and crafting.

Paula Chapman

Editorial Director and Corporate Counsel

A graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, Paula was called to the Ontario Bar in 1995, having articled with a labour law firm in Toronto. After her call, Paula briefly worked for Lancaster House in 1996 as a legal editor, then went on to practise as an associate in law firms specialising in labour, employment and human rights law in Toronto, Ottawa and Sudbury. Paula also practiced for several years within the legal clinic system, in the areas of human rights, disability and employment-related litigation. Prior to re-joining Lancaster House, she practiced as a partner in her own employment and litigation law firm.

Chris Davidson

Program Lawyer

Chris came to Lancaster House in 2010 from a position as an associate at a labour law firm in Toronto. He was briefly away from Lancaster from 2013-2015 to practise employment and poverty law at a community legal clinic.

He holds a B.A. (Hons.) in English Language and Literature and a J.D. from Queen's University. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2009. In his spare time he is pursuing graduate studies in labour relations and employment law. He is also the legal guardian of the Lancaster mascot, Diamond the Maltese dog.

Tod Duncan

Senior Research Associate

In addition to his role as a research associate at Lancaster House, Tod Duncan is a Ph.D. candidate in Social and Political Thought at York University. His dissertation research looks at the historical and theoretical underpinnings of Canadian multiculturalism and its relationship to the internment of Japanese Canadians. Before joining Lancaster House, Tod was a contract teaching assistant faculty member in York's Department of Humanities. Tod and his partner have a lovely, scruffy rescue dog named Lucero, who is originally from Bogota, Colombia. Both Tod and Lucero are avid soccer fans.

Meryl Zisman Gary

Legal Director, Conferences

Prior to joining Lancaster House, Meryl practiced equality and human rights law at Bakerlaw, a small firm in Toronto. She has been actively involved in community and legal organizations concerned with equity and social reform, and served on the Board of Community Outreach Programs in Addictions from 2010 to 2014. Meryl obtained her B.A. from Dalhousie University in Halifax, where she majored in Philosophy. She completed her J.D. and LL.M. (specializing in constitutional law) at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. She currently teaches constitutional law in Osgoode Hall's Professional LL.M. in Canadian Common Law.

Aydrus Hassan

Client Service and Database Representative

Aydrus Hassan joined Lancaster House in October of 2016 as a Client Service and Database Representative. He graduated from Ryerson University in October of 2014 with a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Technology Management, and a minor in Marketing. Outside of work he enjoys playing basketball, running, and travelling.

Mary Hosein


As an Accountant, Mary oversees all aspects regarding the accounting functions and payroll duties for Lancaster House. She has previously worked with another book publishing company in various roles including General Accountant and Market Analyst. Mary received her Hons. B.Comm. from Laurentian University and is currently pursuing her designation. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, and reading.

Arin Klein

Editorial Administrator

Arin is responsible for editing and proofreading all of Lancaster House's conference materials. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English and Book & Media Studies from the University of Toronto and is enrolled in the Certificate in Publishing at Ryerson University. She is the editor of her own zine, Ginkgo Leaf. In addition to editing, she writes poetry and music, frequently participates in and attends theatre, bikes, and loves learning languages (currently brushing up on her French and learning American Sign Language and German).

Peter Neumann

Senior Consulting Editor

Peter is a Toronto-based employment lawyer (Ontario, 1996) and Senior Consulting Editor at Lancaster House. Peter is the lead author of Lancaster House's eText on Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law, published by Lancaster House and CanLII, and a co-author along with Jeffrey Sack, Q.C., of Lancaster House’s Collective Agreements in Canada: Law and Language. Before starting his own practice and assuming his current role with Lancaster House, Peter practised litigation for a number of years as an associate and partner in the Toronto office of McCarthy Tétrault LLP.

Fatema Pardhan

Account Representative

Fatema joined Lancaster House in March of 2015 as an Account Representative. She graduated from the University of Toronto in June of 2013, with a B.Sc., Honours degree in Pharmacology. At Lancaster House, Fatema is responsible for providing existing and new customers with up-to-date information on new product launches and upcoming conferences. In addition, she also works with Lancaster House management to refine sales strategies in order to optimize efficiency and results. In her free time, Fatema enjoys discovering new restaurants in the city and spending time with her family. Besides English, Fatema speaks Hindi, Gujarati and Swahili fluently.

Jessica Parish

Research Associate

Jessica Parish joined Lancaster House after completing a PhD in Political Science at York University, in 2017. Her research has been recognized with academic honours and awards, including a four-year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Award. Jessica continues to maintain a visiting scholar affiliation at the City Institute, York University, and is an associate editor of "The Geographies of Emotional and Care Labour", an open access collection published by Palgrave Communications. A published author, her writing has appeared in a range of venues including academic books and journals and in the news media.

Jeff Priest

Senior Graphic Designer and Web Developer

Jeff strives to please your eyes and present all of Lancaster's products and services in a clear and compelling manner. His work includes book and journal covers, logos, print ads and brochures, webpages, and even an editorial cartoon or two. Jeff studied at Sheridan College and the University of Toronto before working as a graphic and web designer. His work has appeared in the media and at local galleries.

Midusana Rajapalan

Conference Coordinator

Midusana provides support in the production of live and audio conference materials. She is responsible for formatting and finalizing draft materials for Lancaster House conferences, along with being involved in the marketing process. She has a B.Sc. in Health Studies and Sociology from the University of Toronto, and a Paralegal post-graduate diploma. When she is not working, she enjoys travelling, reading, and listening to music.

Anne Regan

Program Lawyer

Anne joined Lancaster House in November 2017 as a Legal Conference Developer & Researcher. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in French Language and Literature and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Windsor. Anne summered and articled at a large national firm and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2006. Anne practised civil litigation and family law, and then spent several years as a management-side labour and employment associate at Heenan Blaikie. She holds a Master of Laws from the University of Toronto. In her spare time she enjoys reading, snowboarding, and kayaking.

Jeffrey Sack

President of Lancaster House & Principal of Jeffrey Sack Law

Jeffrey Sack, Q.C. practices labour law and acts as a union nominee on interest arbitration boards. As a litigator he argued the Lavigne case in the Supreme Court of Canada, which upheld the constitutional validity of the Rand (agency) formula and (contrary to U.S. jurisprudence) confirmed the right of unions to use union dues for political causes. He also argued the first case upholding the right to strike under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which was relied upon by the Supreme Court of Canada in its recent Saskatchewan Federation of Labour decision.

As a negotiator, Jeffrey has bargained with the government for physicians, and with hospitals for residents. As a union nominee on interest arbitration boards he has represented, among others, firefighters, college and university faculty, and health care support staff. As an adjunct professor, he lectures on international labour law at the University of Toronto and acts as Associate Editor of the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal.

Jeffrey is the recipient of the Gérard Dion Award from the Canadian Industrial Relations Association (CIRA) for major contributions to Canadian labour law and of the Outstanding Practitioner Award from the U.S. Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA).

Caitlin Selman

Marketing and Production Coordinator

Christen Thomas

Director of Operations

Christen Thomas joined Lancaster House in 2019 as Director of Operations, where she provides leadership and insight into business operations and resources. Christen previously served as Executive Director of the Literary Press Group of Canada, continues to Chair the Book and Periodical Council, and is Treasurer of eBOUND Canada. Her fifteen years of experience in Canadian publishing includes in-house positions managing editorial, production, marketing, and technology. Christen holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Toronto and completed a Certificate in Publishing at Ryerson University. She is a published poet and member of the League of Canadian Poets, and enjoys cycling, roller skating, softball, and jiu-jitsu.

Andrea Wong

Program Lawyer