Our Team

Deborah Hudson*

Since 2008, Deborah has practiced law exclusively in the areas of labour and employment.  Between 2007 and 2008, she articled at a prominent downtown management-side labour and employment law firm. She then worked there as an associate lawyer from 2008 until 2015 where she honed her skills understanding all aspects of labour and employment law. In 2015, Deborah moved to one of Toronto’s preeminent boutique workplace law firms to further develop her skills as a litigator, advocate and workplace investigator. In 2019, Deborah started her own practice, opening Hudson Law. In 2021, Deborah joined forces with Alex to found Hudson Sinclair LLP.

 

Deborah provides her clients with practical, timely and highly specialized legal advice. She regularly advises both employers and employees in relation to matters occurring at all stages of the employment relationship, including: 

Deborah values the importance of early and productive resolution discussions when beneficial and appropriate. In circumstances where resolution is not achievable or advantageous, Deborah advocates on behalf of her clients in all legal forums. Deborah has appeared as counsel before various courts and tribunals including: the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Tax Court of Canada and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

 

Deborah also conducts workplace investigations as an external, independent investigator relating to various workplace circumstances and allegations including: harassment/bullying, human rights matters, privacy breaches and fraud.  

*practising as a professional corporation.

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Alex Sinclair*

Alex practises in all areas of labour and employment law

Alex is a tenacious advocate. He has appeared at all levels of Court in Ontario and at the Federal Court of Appeal. He regularly represents clients before administrative tribunals including labour arbitrations, the Ontario Labour Relations Board, Coroner’s Inquests, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

Alex has particular experience representing police chiefs and police services boards. He has been appointed on many occasions as a prosecutor in police disciplinary matters and under Codes of Conduct for First Nations Police Service. Alex has appeared numerous times before the Ontario Civilian Police Commission both on appeals as well other types of proceedings. Alex has also appeared before the Divisional Court on numerous applications for judicial review involving police labour relations issues.

Alex is also a seasoned workplace investigator. He is regularly retained to act as an independent investigator with respect to a variety of allegations including workplace harassment and bullying, sexual harassment, Code of Conduct violations and conflicts of interest. Alex also provides workplace investigation and human rights training and is often asked to speak at conferences and seminars about these issues. Alex has experience handling challenges in investigations such as conflicting accounts, tight timelines, and sensitive situations in workplaces of various size and in various sectors. 

 

Alex brings his strong analytical skills to each investigation. He solves problems practically and efficiently.

Alex articled and worked as an associate at a prominent management-side labour and employment law firm (where he met Deborah). He subsequently worked for approximately eight years at another labour and employment boutique where he became a partner. In 2021, Alex and Deborah teamed to found Hudson Sinclair LLP.

 

Outside of practising law Alex is an avid skier and an ever hopeful fan of the Blue Jays.

*practising as a professional corporation.

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