Katy Allen is a partner in the Labour, Employment and Human Rights Group in Vancouver. Katy approaches legal issues with pragmatism and a focus on each client’s unique business needs. She advises and represents clients regarding a broad range of issues relating to labour, employment, employment standards, and human rights. She regularly works with our corporate lawyers on labour and employment issues arising from business transactions.

In her practice, Katy has assisted clients with matters being litigated at all levels of court and has appeared before the British Columbia Employment Standards Branch, Human Rights Tribunal, Labour Relations Board, Provincial Court, Supreme Court, and Court of Appeal. Katy’s experience includes disputes relating to wrongful dismissal, labour arbitrations, interpretation and negotiation of collective agreements, post-employment competition, employment standards and human rights. Katy regularly deals with sensitive workplace issues and works with employers to avoid such issues turning into litigation, including providing legal advice to employers who are conducting harassment investigations.

Katy is a member of the firm’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee which is responsible for identifying and guiding the implementation of measures to further advance equity, diversity and inclusion at Lawson Lundell. 

After law school, Katy was a law clerk to judges of the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver. She currently sits on the board of a major non-profit organization aimed at helping women in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

Professional Activities

  • Canadian Bar Association, Member
  • Law Society of British Columbia, Member

Community Activities

  • Board of Directors of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (2018 - present)

Recognitions & Rankings

Recognitions & Rankings

  • Benchmark Canada: The Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, 2024: recognised as a Future Star
  • Chambers Canada 2024: recognised for Employment & Labour - British Columbia (Up and Coming) 
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Ones to Watch 2022: recognized for Labour and Employment Law

News & Publications

News & Publications

Blog Posts

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

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Assistant Contact

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (2014)


University of British Columbia (J.D.)

University of British Columbia (B.Sc.)

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