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Andrew Sims, Q.C.

Andrew Sims, Q.C.

Suite 149, 10403 - 122 Street
10011 - 109 Street
Edmonton AB  T5N 4C1
Tel: (780) 423-6807
Fax: (780) 423-6813
Email: andysims@simsgroup.com
Website: www.simsgroup.com

Primary Jurisdiction


Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1980.


B.A., 1971, LL.B., 1974, University of Alberta.


Arbitration and mediation practice, 1994-present; Sessional Instructor, University of Alberta Law School, 1976-88; Partner, Sims & Kent, labour and administrative law, 1974-85; Sessional Instructor, University of Alberta Business School, 1975-76.

Lists and Panels

Alberta Employment, Immigration and Industry; Federal Ministry of Labour; Alberta School Act Board of Reference; Chartered Arbitrator (AMIC); Finning Ltd./I.A.M.; Calgary Co-op/U.C.C.E.; Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd./I.W.A.; NASA/University of Alberta; Northwest Territories/Union of Northern Workers.

Related Adjudication Experience

Chair, task force to review Canada Labour Code, 1996; Chair, Alberta Labour Relations Board, 1985-94; Chair, Alberta Public Service Employee Relations Board, 1993-94; Vice-Chair, Alberta Labour Relations Board, 1984-85 and 1994-present; Member, Federal Minister of Labour’s Committee – Collective Reflection on the changing workplace 1997; ADR: civil litigation, commercial and intergovernmental disputes.


Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society; Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals; Former Board Member and Administrative Tribunal Chair, Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice.

Related Publications

Alberta Employment Law Statutes, (Toronto: Carswell, 1994), consulting editor.

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