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Micheil Russell



P 416.775.4679 P 416.775.4679 F 416.366.3293

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With almost 25 years of experience exclusively in the field of union-side labour and employment law, Micheil provides sound legal advice with a view to long-term implications. Micheil’s practice includes all facets of labour law with a strong focus on grievance arbitration, accommodation of disability, federal and provincial labour board proceedings, and workers’ compensation issues. He represents clients across all industries including the telecommunications and construction.

Committed to exceptional service and responsiveness, Micheil has achieved significant outcomes for his clients including:

  • Interim order and final order prohibiting the unilateral offering by employer of targeted enhanced severance packages to targeted employees in CEP v. Bell Canada (2003);
  • WSIAT decision, upheld on judicial review confirming the applicability of the return to work obligation under the WSIA on schedule 2 federal sector employers in Canadian Pacific Railway and BMWE (1997);
  • Arbitrator orders pension enhancement offered to Bell Canada employees also be offered to employees of subsidiary company in CEP v Experetch (2006)
  • Arbitrator declared that program of Mandatory Days Off undermined union recognition clause and violated vacation and other leave provisions of the collective agreement in Candu Energy and SPEA.

After articling at CaleyWray, he joined the firm as an associate in 1995 and became a partner in 2001. 


  • Call to Bar: 1995
  • LL.B., Queens University, 1993
  • B.A., University of Toronto, 1988


  • Canadian Bar Association – Ontario
  • Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers (CALL)