About Chris

Chris is a Partner in McInnes Cooper’s St. John’s office who practices exclusively labour and employment law. He advises businesses, governments, institutional and non-profit entities on all aspects for effectively managing their workforce, including:

• pre-employment screening
• workplace health and safety and respectful work environments
• conducting workplace investigations
• imposing disciplinary measures
• accommodating disabilities
• workplace privacy
• human rights issues
• collective bargaining
• collective agreement administration
• management of strikes and lockouts

Chris believes in a close working relationship with clients, aimed at solving labour and employment problems creatively and avoiding adjudication wherever possible. Where adjudication is unavoidable, however, Chris has significant experience and a record of success representing employers in human rights complaints, wrongful dismissal suits, grievance arbitration, judicial review and labour board hearings.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Repeatedly Recommended by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for Employment Law, Workers' Compensation (Employer), and Labour (Management) Law (most recently in 2024)


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

    Appointments & Community Involvement

    • Director, Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation


    • LL.B., University of New Brunswick (2003)
    • B.A., Memorial University of Newfoundland (2000)

    Bar Admissions

    • Newfoundland & Labrador (2004)


    • English