Our firm has developed its expertise in labour and employment law over several decades. It evolved from Ferguson, Montgomery, Cassels and Mitchell, which was founded in 1953. The founding partners of the original firm included Justices George S. P. Ferguson and Robert S. Montgomery. In 1982, Warren K. Winkler, Q.C., Roy C. Filion, Q.C., and David I. Wakely formed Winkler, Filion & Wakely. The partnership has grown substantially since that time and with the appointment of Warren Winkler to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in September of 1993 our name changed to Filion, Wakely & Thorup. In 2001, the firm name became Filion Wakely Thorup Angeletti LLP. In 2007, Warren Winkler was appointed Chief Justice of Ontario.
The lawyers at our firm represent and advise executives, managers, and human resources professionals on all aspects of the law governing the relationship between employers and their employees. We advise public and private sector employers on their rights under labour relations, employment standards, occupational health and safety, human rights, workers’ compensation, pension, benefits, pay equity legislation and the common law.
Our lawyers regularly litigate cases before numerous administrative tribunals and all levels of the courts. We also advise management in developing and maintaining sound labour relations policies. For employers involved in labour negotiations, we participate at the bargaining table or behind the scenes.