Construction Labour Relations Speaker Susan Ursel

Susan Ursel

Senior Partner
Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP

Susan Ursel is Senior Partner with Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP. As labour counsel, Susan works primarily with public sector and broader public sector trade unions and associations. She began her legal practice many years ago working for a number of construction unions on a variety of issues including jurisdictional disputes and health and safety issues. She continues her work in the construction sector today on specialized issues, primarily dealing with pensions, benefits, trusts and similar matters.

Susan is a frequent speaker, teacher and writer on human rights and Charter issues, as well as labour related issues such as pay equity, pensions, and labour rights. She has received many rewards in recognition of her long-term commitment to justice. Most recently, Susan was deeply honoured to be a 2019 recipient of the Law Society of Ontario Medal, which is given for outstanding service within the profession, in accordance with the highest ideals of the legal profession. Her numerous accolades and vast experience are detailed at