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Lauren Coles


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Thompson Rivers University, JD, 2018

Queen’s University, BA (Honours) English Language and Literature, 2015

Bar Admission: Alberta 2019
Aerospace, Agribusiness, food and beverage, Franchises, dealerships and distributorships, Construction, Financial services, Government and not for profit, Life sciences, Oil and gas, Power, Real estate, Renewables and energy transition, Start-up and early-stage companies, Technology
Practice areas:
Occupational health and safety, Employment litigation, Employment and labour, Litigation and dispute resolution


Lauren's focus is on:

  • Advising employers on termination and lay-off strategy
  • Third party workplace investigations
  • Severance negotiations and wrongful dismissal claims
  • Drafting of workplace policies, employee handbooks, and employment and contractor agreements
  • Filing and defending Human Rights complaints
  • COVID-19 related advisory work

Lauren provides legal advice and representation to employers and employees in a variety of matters including terminations, severance negotiations, human rights complaints, and other workplace issues. She also provides general advisory work to employers from various industries, and is skilled in drafting workplace policies, employment handbooks, and employment and contractor agreements.

Professional involvement

Professional associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association


Recent honours and recognition

BD&P Employment & Labour Group named 2023 Reader's Choice in the Employment & Labour Law – Full Service Firm category by Canadian HR Reporter