Sherry loves her interactions with clients. You will likely notice Sherry’s high level of client care, as she is professional, courteous, and sensitive to provide tailored solutions to individuals’ needs. She excels at building client trust that she is discreet and will act on your behalf as a formidable advocate.
She graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law after she obtained a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science from UBC.
During law school, she worked as a volunteer in UBC’s Law Students’ Legal Advice Program and as a Summer Research Assistant at a leading union-side labour law firm in downtown Vancouver.
She joined the Labour Rights Law Office as an Articled Student in May 2014, and became an Associate Lawyer in May 2015. She was called to the BC Bar on 15 May 2015. In early 2019, Sherry became a partner in the Firm.
Sherry has appeared in the BC Supreme Court, the BC Provincial Court (Civil and Family Divisions), as well as the Federal Court of Canada. In addition, Sherry has appeared before the Labour Relations Board, the BC Human Rights Tribunal, the Canada Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Industrial Relations Board, the Workers Compensation Board, the Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal, among many other administrative tribunals.
We think that Sherry is a “multitasker” extraordinaire! In addition to her busy law practice and Firm administrative responsibilities, she is a wife and mother of three school-aged children. We are very lucky to have Sherry co-piloting our team!
Sherry is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers, and the Canadian Bar Association.
Sherry, speaks, reads, and writes Farsi fluently.
“Working with Labour Rights Law was a very pleasant experience, all the staff there is very kind and professional, quick to respond to messages, very professional and easy to work with. Sherry Shir was my lawyer and she was amazing, courteous, kind, professional, and knows what she is doing. Even though I was dealing with a very unpleasant situation they made it so much easier. They explain everything, they don’t take advantage of your money and they get the job done! I highly recommend Labour Rights Law to anyone needing help with employment issues.”
“It is difficult to select one aspect describing the service that was provided to my wife and I. We were in a situation where we urgently needed to develop and register our will. Initially we contacted Sebastien Anderson to determine if Labour Rights Law could provide the support we required. He quickly assigned Sherry Shir to guide us through the process. Sherry was fantastic! She was exceptionally professional and knowledgeable in helping us to create our will. At the same time Sherry was very personable and understanding of some of the difficult issues we needed to address in creating our will. We now have a very comprehensive yet concise and understandable will. We are very confident now that our wishes will be maintained regardless of what the future holds for us.
We highly recommend Labour Rights Law and Sherry Shir to anyone in need of legal support in challenging situations.”
“During the past several years I have had a dispute with the organization I worked for 28+ years. When someone is let go, fired, or constructively dismissed, they are catapulted into a situation that can be highly charged with emotion and from a legal perspective, foreign. I was medically relieved from work after almost three decades of service. After dealing with another law firm I transferred my file to Labour Rights Law Office who exceeded my expectations and surpassed those of other law firms.
Sebastien and Sherry are a team with many years of experience, in many fields within the Labour Law arena, an asset in todays complicated employment environment. They have provided me with outcomes that have provided me and my family much relief. I have referred to them as my gladiators, who take on the ‘big organization’ and get results.
In short, this firm is unlike many large firms in the Vancouver area. It is a corporate model that assists their clients with easy access, successful discussions and outcomes, with a goal of strategic court documents when needed. They quickly reviewed and summarized my file objectives. Pros and Cons were weighed out. I felt in control and fully informed. They helped unravel and move me forward in one of the most difficult times of my life.
Solid 5 star rating!”
“Awesome team!!!!!! They are amazing, professional, and have great communication. Thank you very much Labour Rights Law. So expertise and professional, genuinely cared about helping me , without them, was not able to get my right. I highly recommend. Special thanks to Sebastian, Sherry and Madeline:)”
Barrister & Solicitor, Partner
JD (UBC), BMLSc (UBC)