Who

Julie Nichols is an arbitrator, mediator and lawyer.

She is a member of the Arbitrators Association of BC, is listed on the Register of Arbitrators of the Collective Agreement Arbitration Bureau, and is a member of the MediateBC Roster of Civil Mediators.  She assists parties in both unionized and non-unionized environments to resolve workplace disputes and mediates human rights matters.  She is a frequent speaker on labour relations and human rights issues.

Julie began practicing law in B.C. in 1998.  After completing a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University and her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Victoria, she practiced for a number of years with two large national law firms.  Her practice included a wide variety of labour, employment, and human rights matters, with a particular focus on unionized workplaces. She has appeared at all levels of court in B.C. as well as at a variety of labour and human rights tribunals.  She has focussed on neutral dispute resolution in the workplace since 2010.

With roots in a small B.C. town which was dominated by the pulp and paper/forestry industries, Julie had the opportunity to experience first hand the importance of effective labour relations and dispute resolution alternatives. She enjoys the challenge of dealing with the unique dynamics that arise in the workplace and of finding effective, practical, and final resolutions for all parties to a dispute.

Julie lives in Vancouver, B.C. and is actively involved in Kidsport™ BC – an organization which promotes the development of kids’ healthy lifestyles through access to sport.