Nikita is drawn to the human dynamic associated with employment law and she values the opportunity to provide a positive impact on workplaces locally and throughout the province. She currently acts for and advises both employers and employees, and has experience assisting clients in a variety of forums including the BC Provincial Court, the BC Supreme Court, the Employment Standards Branch, and the BC Human Rights Tribunal.
Nikita’s employment law work has included matters respecting wrongful dismissals, human rights complaints, workplace investigations, and assisting employers and employees in reviewing and drafting employment agreements, termination offers, employee handbooks, and other workplace policies.
Nikita enjoys a diverse practice as a member of the firm’s general civil litigation practice group, and also has experience assisting clients with their personal injury claims and debt collection matters.
Prior to starting at Doak Shirreff Lawyers in 2018, Nikita graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta, where she received the Jennifer A. Miller Q.C. Prize in Health and Safety and the Marilyn Moysa Award in Health Law, and had the opportunity to co-author and present a paper at a conference held for the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, reflecting on her tenure as the Chief Justice.
When she is not at work, Nikita enjoys yoga, hiking, creative writing, reading the latest book club picks, and attending pottery wheel classes.
Juris Doctor, University of Alberta, 2018
Bachelor of Arts, Major in Political Science, Minor in English, University of British Columbia Okanagan, 2014
- MADD Canada (Central Okanagan Chapter) – Secretary and Member of the Board of Directors
- Canadian Bar Association, Okanagan Section – Webinar Liaison
- Canadian Bar Association – Member
- Kelowna Bar Association – Member
- Trial Lawyers Association of BC – Member
- CPHR (Chartered Professional in Human Resource) British Columbia and Yukon – Member