Victoria Merritt

Victoria Merritt

The youngest of five siblings, Victoria had little choice but to develop keen negotiation and mediation skills right out of the gate. Reasonable and resolution-focused, she has learned through both personal and professional experience that a thoughtful, cooperative approach to problem solving tends to yield the best results.

A graduate of UVic law school, Victoria began her legal career in Alberta, where she assisted clients with the full range of workplace law issues, including matters unique to unionized environments. Through her past work advising both regulatory bodies and municipalities on matters ranging from collections to enforcement, she gained critical insight into how large organizations function, knowledge she now uses to her employer clients’ advantage. Employers and employees alike can count on Victoria to be direct and practical in her advice, and to educate and empower them to create inclusive, sustainable workplace relationships.

Victoria ’s passion for the law extends beyond her practice into the classroom, where she has taught employment and labour relations law to Business and Human Resources Management students at Edmonton’s MacEwan and Concordia universities. She has also been an active volunteer within the legal community since entering law school, where she co-led UVic’s Pro Bono Students Canada chapter, a commitment that continues today with her work for BC’s Access Pro Bono clinic. A cheese enthusiast and euphoniumist (look it up!), Victoria spends most of her free time chasing views by going up and down mountains (backpacking, skiing, scrambling and rock climbing) in all weather.