Benjamin Oliphant practices in the firm’s litigation and labour and employment groups, working primarily on constitutional, administrative and labour law matters. His practice focus is on written advocacy, and he has drafted a range of pleadings, facta, petitions and other written submissions before numerous courts and tribunals.
Mr. Oliphant graduated with honours from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he was the recipient of the Warren K. Winkler Prize in Labour and Employment Law and the Alexander C. Pathy Q.C. Prize in Labour Relations Law. His academic articles have been published in a range of law journals, including the Canadian Labour and Employment Law Journal, the Journal of Law & Equality, the Queen’s Law Journal and the McGill Law Journal, with articles forthcoming in the University of Toronto Law Journal and the Ottawa Law Review. His written work concentrates on constitutional interpretation, labour and employment law, discrimination law, and international law, and his articles have been cited by Halsbury’s Laws of Canada and various courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
Prior to joining Gall Legge Grant & Munroe LLP, Mr. Oliphant clerked for two justices of the BC Court of Appeal during the 2013-14 term, and articled in Ontario the year before. In the fall term, he will be an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, teaching a course on Labour Law and the Charter.