Jennifer practices in all areas of labour and employment law at Shields Hunt Duff Strachan, with a focus on representing unions and their members, as well as employees in employment law matters. Jennifer strives to ensure that her clients understand the legal process and feel as comfortable and confident as possible as they navigate through the various stages of litigation. She appears in matters before federal and provincial courts, boards, tribunals, and arbitrators on behalf of public and private sector unions and employees. She is fluently bilingual and serves clients in English and French.
Jennifer also provides workplace investigation services, ensuring that parties are treated in an objective, efficient, and effective manner, and preparing timely reports that contain clear findings and effective recommendations to help employers meet their legal obligations.
A partner in the firm since 2015, Jennifer was called to the Bar of the Province of Ontario in 2003, after articling with Shields & Hunt. Jennifer graduated from the National Program at the University of Ottawa, receiving her Common Law LL.B. in 2000, and her Civil Law LL.L in 2002.
Outside of her law practice, along with her husband, Jennifer spends her time enjoying the busy life of a mother of three active children. During her children’s early years, Jennifer took advantage of the flexibility in specializing in legal analysis and written advocacy. In her legal research practice, Jennifer provided research and analysis for complex litigation and worked with other members of the firm preparing opinions, pleadings and factums for submission at all court levels on a broad range of subject areas, including employment and labour law, human rights, administrative law and civil litigation.