Dougald Brown is a partner at Nelligan O’Brien Payne, and has practised here for almost thirty years. He is a member of the Labour Law, Employment Law, and Aboriginal Law practice groups, and has overseen a wide range of cases at trial and appellate levels.
Dougald has also handled a wide variety of matters before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Canada Labour Relations Board, the Public Service Staff Relations Board, and the Parliamentary Employees Staff Relations Board. He has also appeared as counsel in the Federal Court and Supreme Court of Canada in proceedings involving labour, employment, aboriginal law, privacy, and human rights issues.
Dougald worked as a journalist and was a member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery before taking up a career in law. He also worked with national Inuit organizations for several years on land claims and other aboriginal and northern issues. Dougald is co-author of Oil Under the Ice, a book dealing with oil exploration in the Arctic.
Dougald has taught at the Bar Admission Course and at the University of Ottawa. More recently, Dougald has been selected by The Best Lawyers in Canada in the areas of Aboriginal Law and Labour and Employment Law since 2008. He was also selected as Lawyer of the Year in 2015 for his work in Aboriginal Law.
Dougald is dedicated to helping his clients understand their legal problems and identify the available options. He offers his clients straightforward and clear advice, and assists them to negotiate the legal landscape and find the best resolution to their issues.