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Nikki Banwait

T: 647.977.1377
M: 416.206.5028
F: 416.408.4814
E: nbanwait@filion.on.ca

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Sue Chen
T: 647.797.4471
F: 416.408.4814
E: schen@filion.on.ca

  • Call to the Bar, Ontario – 2023
  • University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Juris Doctor – 2022
  • University of Ottawa, Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences (with distinction), Political Science and History – 2017

Nikki Banwait

Executive Summary

Nikki is an associate lawyer based in the Toronto office. Nikki previously completed a summer term and her articles with the Firm.

Nikki practices in all areas of management-side labour and employment law, including human rights, labour relations and collective bargaining, occupational health and safety, employment contracts, and workplace investigations. Nikki has represented and advised employers across a wide range of industries in both the private and public sectors.

Nikki maintains a particular interest in the area of workers’ compensation law and has experience assisting employers in claims management and appeals before the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. Nikki also serves as a Member-at-Large on the Ontario Bar Association’s Worker’s Compensation Section Executive.

Nikki graduated with a Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa. Nikki has a keen interest in advocacy, and participated in moot court and negotiation competitions in law school. She was also a Teaching Assistant for the Alternative Dispute Resolution course. Concurrent with her studies, Nikki worked as a research student at a management-side labour and employment firm in Ottawa.

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Bar Association, Worker’s Compensation Section Executive (Member-at-Large)
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
  • South Asian Bar Association of Toronto

Selected Publications, Presentations and Media Mentions

  • Co-Author, “Procedural Fairness in Workplace Investigations”, The 8-Minute Labour Lawyer, The Law Society of Ontario (June 22, 2023)
  • Co-Author, Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Act: Quick Reference, Carswell (2023)
  • Co-Author, Employer’s Guide to Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance, Carswell (2023)