Shafik Bhalloo
Kornfeld LLP ; Adjunct Professor, SFU Beedie School of Business

1100-505 Burrard St.
Vancouver, BC V7X 1M5, Canada
Phone: 604-331-8308
Areas of Practice
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury

Practice/Organization Description


2003 to 2004 York University, Osgoode Hall Law School;

Graduated with an LL.M. in eBussiness Law program;

Thesis Title: Jurisdictional Issues in Electronic Commerce:

A Canadian Perspective” published in the Computer Law

Review and Technology Journal Volume VIII, No.2 (Winter 2004)

1996 Continuing Legal Education-Attained certification in Advanced Mediation

1986 to 1989 University of British Columbia, Law School, Graduated with LL.B/JD. in 1989

1985 to 1986 Simon Fraser University, Graduate studies in Criminology

1981 to 1985 Simon Fraser University, Completed B.A.(honours) in Criminology


2000 to current Partner, Kornfeld Mackoff Silber LLP

Practicing in the areas of Labour and Employment law and Human Rights Law. Participating as counsel in Labour and Commercial Mediations and Arbitrations as well as engaging in collective bargaining and drafting collective agreements for employer clients. Acting as an adjudicator on the Employment Standards Tribunal (2006 to date).

1997 to 1999 Associate, Kornfeld Mackoff Silber LLP

1995 to 1997 Associate, Harris & Company

1992 to 1995 Associate, Freeman & Company [part of an association of Goodman Freeman Phillips & Vineberg]

1989 to 1991Articled student and Associate , Swinton & Company [now Miller Thomson LLP]


York University, Osgoode Hall Law School

Professional Associations & Memberships


2008-present Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Business Administration at Simon Fraser University

2006-present Appointed Adjudicator on the Employment StandardsTribunal

2005 to 2007 Member, the Judicial Advisory Committee, Provincial

Court of BC

2005 to present Adjunct Professor, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University

2003 to 2005 Member of the Vancouver Police Department’s Chief

Constable’s Diversity Advisory Committee

1999 to 2002 Mediator - Conciliation and Arbitration Board, Ismaili

Council for British Columbia

Honors and Awards


2011 "Employers beware: The myth of temporary layoff may result in a wrongful dismissal liability", Advocate Journal

2010 “Enforcement of Benefits Under the Employment Standards Act: A Single Jurisdiction for Enforcement Affirmed” UBC Law Review

2007 “Removing, adding or substituting a party after judgment or a final order pursuant to Rule 15(5) of the Rules of Court: Can it be done and when?” 65 The Advocate 173

2006 “Notice extension for bad faith dismissal: ‘a remedy divorced from the wrong’.” 110 The Verdict 52.

2006 “Bad faith damages in wrongful dismissal cases: Post Wallace jurisprudence” 64 The Advocate 337

2004 “Jurisdictional Issues in Electronic Commerce: A Canadian Perspective” published in the Computer Law Review and Tech, Journal Vol. VIII, No.2 (2004).

2004 “The curative provision in Section 43(6) of the Personal Property Security Act: How misleading is a “seriously misleading” error?” 62 The Advocate 379 (2004)

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