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Harold F. Caley

Retired - December 2017

Effective December 31, 2017, Harold retired from active practice in the firm. Harold continues to work as a sole practitioner, principally as a Union Nominee on interest arbitrations.

Harold is also available to mediate internal Union disputes and disputes between Unions and Employers.

A graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Harold Caley was called to the Ontario Bar with Honours in 1972. Harold Caley was given the highest Legal Ability Rating and General Ethical Standards Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell - AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer; named in the 2013 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; is regularly listed in "The Best Lawyers in Canada" under Labour and Employment Law; and in L'Expert, a Canadian Legal Directory, as a leading lawyer in labour law, including the construction sector. He also has the Osgoode Certificate in Pension Law.

We are pleased to advise that the published book by Chambers Canada - Canada's Leading Lawyers for 2016, a publication researched by an Editorial Team and a Research Team, seeking input from clients and lawyers in the particular geographic jurisdiction, selected Harold as the only Senior Statesman on the Trade Union side, in Canada.

The publication defines a Senior Statesman as follows:

"A Senior Statesman is a distinguished older partner - often a name partner - who in their senior years remains a principal point of contact for major clients with major matters. They are deeply admired throughout the profession, although they may be seen less frequently on everyday transactions. Sages of their particular legal markets, their contribution is as valuable as ever."


  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar with Honours – 1972
  • Osgoode Hall at York University – LL.B. (1970)
  • University of Toronto – B.A. (1967)


  • Member, Advocates’ Society
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association – Ontario
  • Past Chair, Canadian Bar Association – Ontario, Labour Law Section
  • Member, Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers (CALL)
  • Member, The Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Member, Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute
  • Member, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans