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Firm History & Exciting Developments

Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP is a full service labour relations and employment law firm located in Toronto. It provides legal services to trade unions, employee associations, progressive organizations and employees. The partners and associates of Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP have a demonstrated commitment to the interests of our clients and to progressive movements throughout Ontario, Canada and the world.

Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP is the successor to Green & Chercover. We follow in the tradition of quality legal services established by respected labour lawyers Maurice Green and Barrie Chercover in their forty years of work for trade union and progressive communities. The firm in its present form continued in 2012.

Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP draws on a rich history of long-standing labour relations and social justice practices. We are honoured to be able to trace our history back to the original union-side labour relations firms in Ontario: Joliffe, Lewis and Osler, and Golden Levinson. We are dedicated to carrying on the fine standards established by our predecessors.

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On January 1, 2012, our firm began a new chapter of its history.

Maurice Green withdrew from the partnership to practice as a neutral arbitrator and mediator. Though he will no longer be working in our office, we hope to continue to regularly cross paths with Maurice. 

Barrie Chercover also formally retired in 2014, after many years as a senior partner and acting as counsel to the firm. We wish him much enjoyment of his well-earned retirement.

New name… Same Commitment to Excellence

Maurice and Barrie began practicing as partners in 1989. But each of their careers goes back over 40 years to the beginning of union-side labour law as a dedicated practice.

Their commitment to serving unions, associations and workers has remained key to our success. Our mission as a firm is to take that dedication forward.

These developments will not change our commitment to you or the way we work with you. You will continue to receive the same level of excellent legal services you have come to expect of us.

From January 1, 2012, we have been practicing under a new and exciting name: Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP.

Our pledge is to continue to provide the best possible advice and representation to unions, associations and workers and maintain the best traditions of this firm in the years ahead.

Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP 555 RICHMOND ST. W., SUITE 1200, TORONTO, ON M5V 3B1
TEL 416.968.3333 FAX 416.968.0325