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Christine Ashton

Lawyer

905-940-0526 cashton@wvllp.ca Download vCard

Areas of ExpertiseEmployment & Labour Law, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Shareholder Disputes, Tax Dispute Resolution

Education University of Ottawa, B.A. (Hons.) 2005; Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B. 2008

Languages English

Call to the Bar 2009 Ontario

Christine Ashton

Lawyer

905-940-0526 cashton@wvllp.ca Download vCard

Biography

Christine’s practice is devoted to the areas of labour and employment law, tax litigation and related litigation.

Christine represents unionized and non-unionized employers in all aspects of labour and employment law. She is thoroughly versed in issues surrounding the employment relationship from hiring, discipline, compensation, performance management, workplace health and safety, human rights, through to termination. In regard to her unionized clients, Christine has acted as the lead negotiator in collective bargaining and has effectively represented employers in regard to grievances and arbitrations. Christine is frequently engaged in the preparation of employment contracts, manuals, and policies, conducting workplace investigations, and providing client training workshops.

Christine also provides advice and advocacy to executives and professionals on employment matters.

In the area of tax litigation, Christine provides representation to taxpayers at every stage of the dispute, including at the objection stage, at the appeal stage, on applications for judicial review, on rectification applications, for remissions orders, and in regard to requests for taxpayer relief. Christine is particularly focused on providing representation in regard to business related tax disputes, such as the improper assessment of independent contractors as employees, the denial of valid business expense claims, and director assessments.

Prior to joining Wilson Vukelich, Christine articled with the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

Involvement & Recognition

Christine is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Tax Foundation, and various boards of trade.  Christine regularly moderates and speaks at events, including those held by the Ontario Bar Association, the Professional Engineers Ontario, the Ajax Pickering Board of Trade, and the Oshawa Chamber of Commerce.  Christine also actively supports her local schools, which includes volunteering for Law Day and Law Day related events. 

Christine enjoys travelling and has been on trips to Ireland, England, France, Italy, Egypt, Belize, the Grand Caymans, several Greek Islands, and the Galapagos Islands.