Friends Behaving Badly: How to Deal with Difficult Behaviour in Practice (Webinar Repeat) 

Sep. 21, 2021
Webinar Repeat Online

Veuillez notez, cet événement sera disponible en anglais seulement.

Air Date: This is the archived version of a program presented on September 21, 2021.

Simmi K. Sandhu, Chair, Property Assessment Appeal Board
Laylee Rohani, Partner, Cook Roberts LLP
Kirsten Scrimshaw, Founder/Partner, Ally Workplace Law

Format: Webinar Recording
CPD Hours: 2.0 Hours of Approved Continuing Professional Development in BC.
Viewing of this recording will provide you with 2.0 hours of the ethics, professional responsibility and practice management component for your Law Society of BC reporting.

When does conduct between ‘friends’ go beyond merely zealous advocacy or a bad day? Do we know what kind of behaviour constitutes bullying? And do we have the tools to effectively handle the situation and move forward?

This on-demand offering explores different forms of lawyer-to-lawyer disputes in practice. Using real-life scenarios, our panelists discussed strategies to address difficult situations that arise in litigation and solicitor practice. You will leave watching this session with tools and a list of useful resources so that you can respond to difficult behaviour in your practice.



About Simmi K. Sandhu
Simmi K. Sandhu received her Bachelor of Laws degree from U.B.C. and was called to the B.C. Bar in 1990. Simmi is Chair & CEO of the Property Assessment Appeal Board (the 2nd level of property assessment appeals throughout the province). In late 2018, she was appointed by the United Nations General Assembly as Judge on the United Nations Appeal Tribunal (UNAT), the second level of appeal of the United Nations Internal Justice System.  She currently serves as the Second Vice President of UNAT. Simmi is also Chair of the Circle of Chairs, an informal organization of chairs of administrative tribunals in B.C. As a lawyer, she worked in house for I.C.B.C., the Public Guardian & Trustee, and in private practice.  Her areas of practice included administrative law, civil litigation, corporate/commercial law and real estate transactions, appearing before the Provincial Court of BC, BC Supreme Court, Federal Court of Appeal, IRB, HRT, and others.  She has training in mediation and alternative dispute resolution, including online dispute resolution.

Simmi is past president, secretary, and director of the B.C. Council of Administrative Tribunals (BCCAT).  As an instructor with BCCAT, she has taught many adjudicators on administrative law, hearing skills and decision writing, including the Benchers of the Law Societies of B.C. and Alberta, members of the Civil Resolution Tribunal, BC Utilities Commission, Human Rights Tribunal, etc. In 2014, B.C.C.A.T. awarded Simmi with its Award for Exceptional Service to the Administrative Justice Community.

Recently, Simmi assisted in developing a workshop for adjudicators on Intercultural Competency and Implicit Bias.  She is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch) Equality and Diversity Committee. 

About Laylee Rohani
Laylee practices in the areas of corporate and commercial transactions, commercial lending, real estate and development, strata property law, and estate planning and administration. Her clients include private companies and businesses, financial institutions, developers, strata corporations, government bodies, and individuals requiring general legal advice and representation. Laylee aims to provide practical and goal-oriented advice to her clients with a high level of service.

Laylee has been involved with a number of community based not-for-profit societies and believes strongly in community service.

About Kirsten Scrimshaw
Kirsten, the founder of Ally Workplace Law, has 20 years' experience practising employment and labour law. She has represented employers and employees in both public and private sectors, and has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia.

Kirsten's practice covers a full range of workplace issues, including: discipline; terminations; wrongful and constructive dismissals; human rights issues; disability claims and accommodation; agreement interpretation; and workers' compensation issues (including workplace bullying and harassment).

Working with First Nations and aboriginal agencies, Kirsten has developed a keen understanding of the jursidictional and other issues faced by Councils and boards in their role as employer. She has worked extensively with aboriginal organizations on governance, policies and capacity-building, to enable them to effectively manage their employees. 


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