Malcolm MacKillop

PartnerShields O'Donnell MacKillop LLPEmployment

Malcolm is a founding member of SOM LLP and has practiced exclusively in employment law for more than 25 years. He is a member of both the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Law Society of Ontario. Malcolm represents employers and senior executives in all aspects of employment law, including wrongful dismissal, human rights, and employee obligations. He has particular expertise in fiduciary litigation.

Malcolm is a founding member of SOM LLP and has practiced exclusively in employment law for more than 25 years. He is a member of both the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Law Society of Ontario. Malcolm represents employers and senior executives in all aspects of employment law, including wrongful dismissal, human rights, and employee obligations. He has particular expertise in fiduciary litigation.

Malcolm is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Civil Litigation. He has represented clients before all levels of court in Ontario, including in appeals before the Ontario Court of Appeal and Federal Court of Appeal. He has also appeared before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and in adjudications under the Canada Labour Code.

Malcolm authored a number of acclaimed legal texts in employment law and has published columns in The Globe & Mail and The Toronto Star newspapers. He has provided on-air commentary to radio broadcasts as well as CBC and CTV. Malcolm was awarded the Queen Elizabeth medal for philanthropy abroad by the Governor General of Canada. He is a past board member of the National Ballet of Canada, the Toronto Human Resources Professional Association and the National Club.

Malcolm has been Lexpert ranked in The Guide to the Top 500 Lawyers in Canada. He has also achieved the highest Peer Rating (BV) by Martindale-Hubbell.

Education

  • University of New Brunswick, LL.B.

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1988
  • Newfoundland and Labrador, 1984

Accreditations

  • Specialist in Civil Litigation, Law Society of Ontario

Awards & Honours

  • Queen Elizabeth medal for philanthropy abroad, 2013
  • Lexpert, The Guide to the Top 500 Lawyers in Canada (Employment Law) , 2008-2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell, BV Rating, 2008