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Principal – MacLeod Law Firm

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Telephone: 416 317-9894    Tollfree: 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.


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Associate – MacLeod Law Firm

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Telephone: 647 633-9894    Toll-free: 1 888 640-1728

Nicole Simes is an Associate with MacLeod Law Firm. Nicole regularly advises employers and service providers on a wide-range of issues including contracts, wrongful and constructive dismissal, accommodation, and other human rights matters.

Nicole has appeared before multiple 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.

Nicole’s Recent Cases

Santos v Crawford Roofing, 2015 ONSC 4201

Enman v Zenetech Collision Centre, SC-0425-13



Associate – MacLeod Law Firm

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Telephone: 647 985-9894    Toll-free: 1 888 640-1728

Nadia Halum Arauz 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, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the Ontario Labour Relations Board.

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.

Nadia is very involved in the Hispanic community through her role on the Board of the Canadian Hispanic Bar Association.


Associate – MacLeod Law Firm

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Telephone: 647 204-8107    Toll-free: 1 888 640-1728

Fiona graduated cum laude from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law in 2017. She completed a dual degree program in which she earned her law degree in French and an Honours degree in political science.

During law school, Fiona worked at a firm practicing employment law and interned at the Ontario Ministry of Labour. As a Research Assistant at the University of Ottawa she conducted research on employment related geographic mobility, immigration reform and the human rights violations of refugees. Fiona was also a caseworker at the University of Ottawa Community Legal Clinic and represented clients in the family law division.

She previously interned at the United Nations Population Fund and at the office of a Member of Parliament.

Fiona completed her articles at MacLeod Law Firm and will be returning as an associate in the fall of 2018.


Student-at-Law – MacLeod Law Firm

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Telephone: 647 204-8107    Toll-free: 1 888 640-1728

Hina graduated Osgoode Hall Law School in 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours Specialization and a Minor in Psychology from Western University.

During law school, Hina worked at a firm practicing employment law and interned at ARCH Disability Law Centre. Hina was also a caseworker at the Community & Legal Aid Services Programme (CLASP) and represented clients in the employment law division.

Hina is passionate about giving back to her community. She was an upper-year mentor for incoming law students and volunteered with Pro Bono Students of Canada during her time at law school. 

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