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Duncan Burns-Shillington

Duncan Burns-Shillington


Duncan Burns-Shillington maintains a general practice in employment and labour law.‎

Duncan has experience advising employers across British Columbia and Ontario in a wide range of ‎workplace issues, including employment-related litigation, collective agreement interpretation and ‎negotiation, human rights and accommodation, health and safety, employment standards, privacy law, ‎responding to union organizing, and employment matters in corporate transactions. He has appeared ‎before various levels of courts and tribunals, including the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Ontario ‎Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Labour Relations Board, BC Human Rights Tribunal, Human Rights ‎Tribunal of Ontario, and Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal. ‎

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Duncan completed his articles with a boutique management-side employment ‎and labour law firm, during which he went on secondment with the Ontario Labour Relations Board. During ‎law school, Duncan was a Dean’s Honour List student. He has also previously worked for the federal ‎government in the area of executive policies and compensation.

Areas of FocusEmployment
Bar admissionsBritish Columbia, 2020Ontario, 2017


  • Provided employment advice to Tier1 Financial Solutions‎‎ on its acquisition of Alessa.
  • J.D., Queen’s University, 2016
  • B.A. (with Distinction), Industrial Relations, McGill University, 2012

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of Ontario
  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia