Anastasia Fairfield joins our Vancouver office as an Associate. Welcome to the team!
Law Society of British Columbia
Queen's University, J.D.
University of British Columbia, B.A.
Canadian Bar Association
Anastasia Fairfield is a labour and employment Associate at our Vancouver office. She provides advice and representation to employers on a range of labour, employment and human rights issues that arise in relation to grievance arbitrations, labour disputes, wrongful dismissal actions, and human rights and employment standards complaints. Anastasia also has experience in and enjoys working with First Nations governments, economic development corporations, and First Nations-owned entities and businesses. Anastasia was a summer student and articled at the Firm before returning as an Associate in 2020.
Anastasia received her Juris Doctor from Queen’s University in 2019, where she was awarded the Sherrard Kuzz LLP Prize for academic achievement in labour, employment and administrative law. While at Queen’s, she was Co-President of the Queen’s Labour and Employment Law Club and served as a caseworker with the Queen’s Prison Law Clinic. In her final year, Anastasia spent a semester abroad studying international public law at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. She currently sits as a Member-at-large with the Employment Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association.
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