Principal – MacLeod Law Firm
Telephone: 416 317-9894 Toll–free: 1 888 640-1728
Doug MacLeod is the principal of MacLeod Law Firm, a Canadian Labour and Employment Law Firm.
Since 1989, Doug has focused on providing advice and representation on employment law issues, including employment contracts, human resource policies dealing with employment standards, workplace safety and human rights, wrongful dismissals and harassment complaints. He prides himself on timely, cost effective solutions to clients’ employment law issues.
Doug prides himself on understanding his client’s business so that he can provide practical legal advice that is consistent with the organization’s values and strategic plans. He answers his own phone and he usually answers questions on the spot without the need to research an issue because of the knowledge, experience and judgment he has acquired over the past 25 years.
Doug has appeared before the Ontario courts, The Human Rights Tribunal, and the Ontario Labour Relations Board. He has taught Law Society of Upper Canada’s Continuing Professional Development Course and is a frequent speaker to associations and professional groups and regularly publish articles on all aspects of employment law.
Doug is a graduate of the Queen’s University Faculty of Law and holds an HBA from The Richard Ivey School of Business. Prior to founding MacLeod Law Firm in 1993, Doug worked with the Toronto law firms of Genest Murray Desbrisay Lamek and Osler, Hoskin &Harcourt LLP. Doug sits on the board of the Georgian Nurse-Practitioner Led Clinic and is active with the Parkinson Society.
Associate – MacLeod Law Firm
Telephone: 647 633-9894 Toll-free: 1 888 640-1728
Nicole Simes is an Associate with MacLeod Law Firm. Her practice focuses primarily on employee representation including wrongful dismissal and human rights claims. She is passionate about achieving just and expeditious results for her clients.
Nicole has appeared before several tribunals and courts including the Ontario Divisional and Superior Courts, the Ontario Small Claims Court, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.
Nicole completed her articles as a judicial law clerk for the Federal Court of Canada. She was called to the bar in Ontario in 2011.
Nicole is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law. She also holds B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science and History from the University of Victoria and a French Language Diploma from the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi.
As a law student, Nicole was a prominent member of the International Human Rights Program. She interned with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and was the co-founder and Editor-in-chief of the human rights publication Rights Review.
Nicole’s Recent Cases
Santos v Crawford Roofing, 2015 ONSC 4201
Associate – MacLeod Law Firm
Telephone: 647 985-9894 Toll-free: 1 888 640-1728
Nadia Halum is an Associate at MacLeod Law Firm. Her practice focuses primarily on wrongful dismissal and human rights claims.
Nadia has had several appearances before the Ontario Small Claims Court and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
Nadia completed her Articles at MacLeod Law Firm and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2016. She received her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, where she graduated in the top 10% of her class. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of British Columbia.
During law school, Nadia was a legal intern at the Human Rights Legal Support Centre, a government-funded institution that provides legal advice and assistance to individuals who have experienced discrimination in Ontario. She was also a Student Coordinator and Caseworker at the Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples’ legal clinic.
Student-At-Law – MacLeod Law Firm
Telephone: 647 204-8107 Toll-free: 1 888 640-1728
Jason Wong is an Articling Student at MacLeod Law Firm.
Jason graduated from University of Toronto, Faculty of Law in 2016 and began articling with the firm in August. At law school, he was a caseworker at Downtown Legal Services, representing clients in the Tenant Housing and University Affairs divisions. Jason also completed a clerkship with the Administrative Deputy Judge at the Toronto Small Claims Court.
Having started the Labour and Employment student interest group at UofT, Jason’s primary interest is in labour and employment law and human rights. He has previously represented a client at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.
Jason also earned a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Physiology & Pharmacology from Western University.