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Mathews Dinsdale Welcomes John Illingworth to the Firm

October 1, 2020

Mathews Dinsdale is pleased to welcome John Illingworth as a Partner to the Firm.  John’s practice includes a broad range of labour and employment issues, with a special focus on workers’ compensation, occupational health and safety, and labour relations.  John routinely works with employers to address the challenges of managing a safe workplace. He has assisted clients in developing safety programs, drug and alcohol testing protocols, and conducting investigations. He defends companies and supervisors charged with OHS offences, and has extensive experience with workers’ compensation appeals, cost transfer applications, and right of action applications.  John has appeared at all levels of court and represents clients at various administrative tribunals across Canada, including workers’ compensation boards, coroner’s inquests, labour relations boards, grievance arbitrations, and human rights tribunals.  John will be based in the Firm’s Toronto office.

Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP

Mathews Dinsdale is the only boutique labour and employment law firm in Canada with eight offices coast-to-coast, in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario. Mathews Dinsdale was the first law firm in Canada, and one of the first in North America, to exclusively provide labour and employment law services to employers. For over 65 years, the Firm’s lawyers have been involved in many of the cases that have shaped and redefined workplace law in Canada. Strategic Advice. Practical Solutions and Immediate Crisis Management. Locally and Nationally.

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John Illingworth

Mathews, Dinsdale & Clark LLP

Law School

Osgoode Hall Law School

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Labour & Employment