Hugh A. Christie

Managing Partner || Toronto

Hugh Christie provides commercial and public sector clients with advice on all elements of employment law, from pre-hiring through recruitment, drafting agreements, benefit plans and policies, discipline, promotion, succession planning, termination, and post-employment obligations. Hugh deals with employment issues arising out of restructuring of the workplace as a result of corporate transactions and trans-border employment issues.

Hugh is co-chair of the Advisory Board at the Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace (CLCW) at Queen’s University, Faculty of Law.  The CLCW is the first of its kind in Canada.

Hugh has lectured at the Law Society of Ontario, instructed at its Bar Admission Course, and lectured at the Canadian Bar Association, The Advocates’ Society, the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario, the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, and various universities across Canada, including the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University. In 2020, Hugh was recognized for his lifetime contributions to the legal profession and, in particular, labour and employment law in Canada, by the Queen’s University Alumni Association with their award of highest honour, the Alumni Achievement Award.

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Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Past board member, The Advocates’ Society
  • Past Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, Queen’s University
  • Past Chair, Queen’s University – Audit Committee
  • Past Chair, Algonquin Forestry Authority


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