Irfan is an Senior Associate in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. His practice focuses on employment litigation, class actions, corporate/commercial litigation and privacy law. Irfan has a particular focus on employment related matters and regularly acts for and advises employers on employment class actions, employment contracts, terminations, wrongful dismissal claims, human rights, reprisal and harassment complaints.
Irfan has appeared as counsel at all levels of court in Ontario and at various Ontario administrative tribunals including the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. In Alberta, Irfan has appeared as counsel in the Court of Queen’s Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeal. In Nova Scotia, Irfan has appeared as counsel in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.
Queen’s University Faculty of Law Dean’s Honour List
Canadian Millennium Foundation In-Course Excellence Award
Irfan co-heads the firm’s pro bono program in partnership with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, providing pro bono services to clients on various employment, pension and human rights issues.
Irfan volunteers for Law Help Ontario as a probono lawyer in Small Claims Court and Superior Court. He also provides pro bono services to members of CARFAC (Canadian Artists' Representation/le Front des artistes canadiens) on copyright issues. Irfan acts as a Professional Resource for law students with the Queen’s Law Career Development Professional Network.
Irfan acts as a judge for the annual Canadian rounds of The Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. During law school, Irfan was a writer, researcher and oralist at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria.
Irfan is a member of the Ontario Bar Association Labour & Employment Program Planning Committee.
At Torys, Irfan volunteers for Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS), a high school program that uses legal education as a tool to assist students to succeed in school and become engaged and active citizens.
Irfan has also assisted in organizing a United Way fundraising initiative with Mid-Toronto Community Services and is a regular participant in Movember Canada.
Memberships and Affiliations
Irfan is a member of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, the Program Planning Committee of the OBA Labour and Employment Law Section, the OBA Young Lawyers Division, the Toronto Lawyers Association and The Advocates' Society.