Virginie Vigeant joins our Vancouver office as Counsel. Welcome to the team!

Mathews Dinsdale is delighted to announce the addition of its new counsel, Virginie Vigeant to the Firm’s Vancouver office. Virginie brings almost two decades of experience advising employers in all aspects of labour and employment law. Welcome to the team!

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