Hicks Morley

Hicks Morley is a prominent Canadian law firm that focuses exclusively on representing management in all aspects of human resources law and advocacy.

The firm was founded in 1972 by Bob Hicks, Colin Morley, Fred Hamilton, Bruce Stewart, Tom Storie, Chris Riggs, and Harvey Beresford, and has since grown to employ more than 120 lawyers across five offices in Ontario. Hicks Morley provides a comprehensive range of legal and consulting services in the field of human resources law.

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Hicks Morley specializes in employment, labor, and pension law.

The firm has a team of lawyers who provide legal advice and representation to employers in various industries, including healthcare, education, manufacturing, and government. They help their clients with a wide range of issues, such as collective bargaining, human rights, workplace investigations, and pension plan administration.

Hicks Morley also provides access to several online resources, including a blog that covers various legal topics, a library of articles and publications, and a calendar of upcoming events and webinars. In addition, the firm offers training programs and seminars for employers and human resources professionals.

The firm serves as an important resource for Canadian employers seeking legal advice and information related to employment and labor law. With a large team of experienced lawyers, the firm has received repeated recognitions from legal publications for its quality service and consistent results.


Craig Rix - Managing Partner
As the Managing Partner of Hicks Morley and a labor and employment lawyer based in Toronto, Craig Rix focuses on change management, collective bargaining negotiations, and advocating for clients in rights arbitration proceedings. He has extensive experience representing both public and private sector organizations in these areas.

Guillaume Lessard - Chief Operating Officer
Guillaume Lessard oversees the firm's operations, including managing administrative, professional, technical, and financial resources, as well as leading client and business development efforts. His primary objective is to facilitate the firm's growth agenda and uphold its dedication to exceptional client service.

Tatiana K. Lazdins - Digital Evidence Lawyer
Tatiana Lazdins is a lawyer specializing in digital evidence strategy. She helps clients in the public and private sectors identify, preserve and leverage electronic data in labour arbitrations, human rights, occupational health and safety, and civil actions.

Thomas Agnew - Partner
Thomas Agnew practices as an employment and labor lawyer at Hicks Morley's Toronto office, providing guidance to both public and private sector employers on various human resources matters. He frequently represents employers in courts and tribunals throughout Ontario in his capacity as counsel.

Stephen Gleave - Partner
Stephen Gleave practices as a senior trial lawyer at Hicks Morley's Toronto office. With over 30 years of experience, he has successfully handled more than 50 trials, 300 labor and commercial arbitrations, and 50 labor and civil injunctions. Stephen specializes in representing clients in cases related to wrongful competition such as restrictive covenants, breach of confidence, breach of fiduciary duties, Charter challenges, retirement and benefit issues, executive compensation plans, and complicated wrongful dismissal lawsuits.


Best Lawyers Recognitions
Best Lawyers
Hicks Morley has received many awards, including 38 The Best Lawyers in Canada™ awards and 1 Best Lawyers award called the Ones to Watch in Canada award.

April 4, 2023
Canadian HR
Stephanie Kalinowski Quoted in Canadian HR Article About Federal Budget

March 13, 2023
Canadian Law Awards
Hicks Morley Selected as an Excellence Awardee in the 2023 Canadian Law Awards

March 1, 2023
Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
Record Number of Hicks Morley Lawyers Named Leading Practitioners in the 2023 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

November 3, 2022
Canadian HR
Amanda Lawrence-Patel Quoted in Canadian HR Reporter Article on Bill 26