David Rice is associate counsel in the labour and employment group of Miller Thomson. David's practice consists of counsel work with the primary focus on labour and employment law. He also has extensive experience in construction and product liability cases.
David has represented employers before the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the BC Labour Relations Board, the BC Human Rights Tribunal and the BC Workers' Compensation Board and in labour arbitrations and mediations. He has acted as spokesman for employers in collective agreement negotiations and has represented both employers and employees in all forms of employment law cases in the Supreme Court of BC and the BC Court of Appeal.
David has extensive ADR and mediation training through the Justice Institute of BC, the BC International Commercial Arbitration Center and the Continuing Legal Education Society. He has served as a lecturer on mediation for PLTC students and for CLE courses. He has acted as mediator in employment, commercial and personal injury disputes.
David has represented Crown corporations in the electricity and insurance industries, and has acted as counsel for the BC Utilities Commission on numerous hearings involving natural gas and electricity utilities.