Based on her years as an advocate, Elizabeth McIntyre, LSM, is now offering her expertise, experience, and skills to assist parties in resolving disputes through mediation and/or arbitration.
- All aspects of labour relations
- Health Law and the Regulation of Professionals
- Employment Disputes including Wrongful Dismissal
- Civil Litigation
- Human Rights, Pay equity, and Occupational Health and Safety
- Law Firm Administration
- Tribunals including the Ontario Labour Relations Board, Arbitration Boards and Regulatory Bodies
- Dispute Resolution and Negotiations
- Commissions of Inquiry
- Government Policy
- Advice to Organizations and Individuals
- Firm Administration
- Creative Resolution of Disputes
- Effective Communication
- Identification of Practical Solutions
ELIZABETH McINTYRE, LSM
A fter graduating from the University of Toronto Law School in 1976, Elizabeth articled at Blake, Cassels and Graydon. Liz initially started to practice at the Ontario Nurses’ Association. She was a founding member of the all women law firm, Symes Kiteley and McIntyre which opened in 1980. Liz joined the Cavalluzzo firm in 1988 where she practiced until April 2017. In Sept 2017, she launched McIntrye Dispute Resolutions and was appointed to the Ontario Labour Relations Board as a part-time vice-chair.
As a senior member of Cavalluzzo, Shilton, McIntyre and Cornish Liz practiced civil and administrative law with particular expertise in labour and employment law, human rights, occupational health and safety and health care. She was recognized by her peers as one of the “Best lawyers in Canada” in the practice areas of labour, employment and human rights. In 2006, she was selected by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a recipient of the Law Society Medal. In 2007, she was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers and in 2013 into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Liz was honoured by LEAF as one of the 15 women lawyers who have made a difference for women and girls in Canada.
Liz, represented Mayor Hazel McCallion at the Mississauga Inquiry. In 2008, she was counsel at the inquest into the murder of nurse Lori Dupont and the suicide of Dr. Marc Daniel at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital, in Windsor, a case that has led to significant amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act regarding violence in the workplace. Liz acted as counsel to interested parties before the Grange Inquiry into deaths at the Hospital for Sick Children and the SARS Commission conducted by Justice Campbell. Liz was well known for her work representing nurses and other professionals in a wide range of settings, including arbitrations, professional discipline/regulation, medical malpractice, inquests, inquiries and criminal proceedings.
Liz appeared before all levels of the courts and administrative tribunals. She was counsel in numerous precedent-setting cases, including the well-known Orillia Soldiers case, the only Canadian appellate court decision on compensation-related disability discrimination and the duty to accommodate. Liz represented LEAF at the Supreme Court of Canada in the K.M. case dealing with the application of limitation periods to victims of sexual assault. She also argued Mt. Sinai v. Tilley, a case in which the Ontario Court of Appeal quashed a provision of the Employment Standards Act disentitling disabled workers to severance pay based on a violation of s.15 of the Charter.
• Liz has a particular interest in dispute resolution and completed a course in interest based bargaining at Harvard.
• Liz was a member of her firm’s executive committee and was involved in various aspects of law firm administration.
• Liz is a frequent speaker and author of articles on labour and employment issues, human rights, privacy, health professionals, and violence in the workplace. She also has spoken on ethical and practice issues in the practice of law.
• Liz has been very active in the legal community as a Member of the Medical Legal Society of Toronto and the, Advocates' Society, a participant on the University of Toronto Law School Planning Task Force, and the Burkett project on Labour Law reform. She is a past Chair of the Law Society of Upper Canada Labour Law Specialty Committee, former Executive Member of the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers and past Chair of the Labour Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, Ontario.