At Moore Edgar Lyster LLP, we are committed to fighting for justice.
Our work runs the gamut from acting for trade unions representing workers in every sector, to representing individuals in complex human rights and employment related disputes, to acting as appellate counsel for non-profit organizations in ground-breaking constitutional litigation, to advising residents of the DTES and more.
Our work teaches us that discrimination and injustice often occur at the intersection of poverty and disadvantage, whether due to racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism or other forms of prejudice. We understand that the law can be a powerful tool in the fight for equality, worker rights and justice, and look forward to using our unique experience and expertise to assist you.
Our founding partners, Shona A. Moore, Q.C. and Richard Edgar, joined forces in 2010. Together, they have nearly 75 years of experience acting for public and private sector trade unions, in both provincial and federal jurisdictions. They have an unparalleled understanding of trade unions, and the expertise to effectively and strategically advocate for worker rights in arbitrations, labour board proceedings and in the courts.
Our newer partners, Lindsay M. Lyster, Q.C. and Lindsay A. Waddell, are recognized leaders in the human rights and administrative law bars in British Columbia. Sometimes difficult for our clients to distinguish between, “Lyster” also conducts neutral third-party investigations, while “Waddell” also acts for professional regulatory bodies and regulated professionals.
Rounding out our team is a group of exceptional next generation lawyers. Tamara Ramusovic, Heather Hoiness, Melissa VanderHouwen, Sara Hanson, Natasha Edgar and Daniel McBain are passionate about achieving their clients’ objectives, and doing so in a manner that is effective and cost-efficient. They have the skills and energy to take on any tough employment, labour or human rights case, and to obtain the best possible results.
We are grateful to work on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples. Our office is located in Vancouver’s historic Railtown area, at the corner of Main and Alexander, overlooking Burrard Inlet and the beautiful North Shore mountains.
Our building at 195 Alexander has a storied history. Constructed in 1910 for the Grand Trunk Pacific Coast Steamship Company as a transfer warehouse, the building was converted into offices in the 1970s. Since that time 195 Alexander has consistently housed labour and social justice enterprises including the likes of Rankin & Company and the Legal Services Society of British Columbia. We are proud to keep the history of 195 Alexander alive.