Alan Riddell is the senior lawyer in our Employment, Labour & Public Law group in Ottawa. He has over 25 years of experience in advising on, and litigating, labour, employment, human rights and public law issues. He is fluently bilingual and practices law in both official languages. He has published, lectured and litigated extensively in the fields of labour and employment law, human rights law and public law.
Alan has appeared as counsel before many different administrative tribunals in the fields of labour and employment law, human rights and public law as well as in a number of reported cases in the Ontario Superior Court, Ontario Court of Appeal, and Federal Court of Appeal. In 1991 and 1992, he served as counsel and agent to the Deputy Minister of National Revenue on Employment Insurance appeals to the Tax Court of Canada.
During his legal career, Alan has also successfully argued several high profile constitutional and administrative law cases in the Supreme Court of Canada, including Canada’s first major court decision interpreting the rights of Federal government employees under the Access to Information and Privacy Acts (Dagg v. Minister of Finance), in which he defended the access to information rights of public servants.