Drew Plaxton, Q.C., transitioned to non-practicing status on March 31, 2020. He invites new or returning clients to contact other members of the firm.
Drew has practiced almost exclusively union-side labour law (provincial and federal), administrative law and related matters. His early practice consisted mainly of criminal and civil litigation. He has represented clients in matters in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Nova Scotia. He was admitted to the Law Society of Saskatchewan in 1977, the Law Society of Alberta (out of province) in 1981 and admitted to the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society in 2015.
Drew is a long time member of the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers (CALL-ACAMS) and sat as a provincial Vice-President for a number of terms. From 2010 to 2012, he served as the Association's national President and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Foundation for Labour Rights.
In 2012, Drew was inducted as a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He has been listed as a leading practitioner in labour law in Lexpert and recognized as a Litigation Star in Saskatchewan by Benchmark Litigation. Drew was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2016.
Drew has lectured, presented papers and appeared on panels dealing with labour law and related issues before labour organizations as well as the University of Saskatchewan College of Law, the American National Lawyers Guild, the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers, Lancaster House and the Canadian Labour Board Law Conference.