Matthew has a broad labour and employment practice, advising employers in all areas of workplace law. Drawing on years of experience in operations and human resources, Matthew provides invaluable advice and support to clients, combining an in-depth understanding of the law with a pragmatic approach to meeting client’s needs in a cost-effective and timely manner.
Matthew has represented employers from various industries before courts and tribunals on matters relating to issues such as employment terminations, human rights, and labour grievances. He’s also advised large private employers on collective bargaining and unionization, managing unionized environments, and mass layoffs/plant closures.
Matthew maintains a significant solicitor practice including advising on the employment issues arising in the purchase or sale of a business, preparation of employment-related contracts and policies, and providing day-to-day advice on workplace best practices.
Matthew maintains an active practice in both British Columbia and Ontario, and is able to advise employers on workplace issues in either jurisdiction. He has also developed a particular expertise in advising US- and internationally-based firms on the perils and challenges of Canadian employment and labour laws.
Matthew attended law school at the University of Windsor, where he was awarded the Torkin Manes LLP award for academic excellence and service to the community. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2015 and the BC Bar in 2021, and has practiced with a number of well-respected national and regional firms prior to joining Boughton Law.
Outside the office, Matthew actively participates in community theatre productions as an actor and singer. Most recently, he played the role of Agent Carl Hanratty in a musical production of the hit film “Catch Me If You Can” with Theatre in the Country in Langley.