Simon doesn’t just think outside the box – he lives there. With nearly 20 years of hands-on legal experience and a bold entrepreneurial spirit, he is a visionary committed to redefining the practice of employment law.
Simon is a keen advocate for legal innovation, working to reimagine the employment relationship as a reciprocal rather than binary arrangement that benefits all workplace stakeholders. His offering of in-house Employer Forums, where forward-thinking business owners and HR professionals gather to support and learn from each other, reflects Simon’s desire to create strong community.
A veteran practitioner, Simon advises senior executives and company leaders. He is a creative and strategic thinker with a unique skill for solving the most complicated workplace puzzles. Simon is the counsel of choice for employers and employees looking for cutting-edge solutions to complex legal problems. In 2019, he directed his energy to exploring alternative pricing strategies as one way to provide value to his clients. You can read more about this value-focus here.
The founder, heart, and soul of Kent Employment Law, Simon led his team to break ground and become the first B Corp certified law firm in Canada in 2015 (learn more here). He is a thought leader in the employment law space, as an event organizer, author, media commentator, and public speaker. Simon has also been recognized by ThreeBest Rated as one of the Top 3 Employment Lawyers in Vancouver and recently shared his thoughts on the challenges facing law firm managing partners with CBA National Magazine.
A prominent member of the local business community, Simon contributes his voice and energy to such diverse groups as the Vancouver Executives Association (VanEx) and B Local Vancouver (a monthly gathering for B Corps in BC).
Simon’s twin passions for building community and making change happen led him to co-found Connect Family Law in 2017, a progressive law firm that puts families first, doing separation and divorce a new way.