Preston is a lawyer at Overholt Law and practices in the firm’s core areas of labour relations law, employment law, and human rights law. Preston takes great care in advising both employers and employees with an emphasis on taking proactive steps to avoid problems and disputes from arising wherever possible.
Preston has experienced a wide breadth of legal practice and procedure and has appeared at the BC Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Provincial Court for employment litigation and advocacy, mediations, and more. He has also appeared at the BC Labour Relations Board, BC Human Rights Tribunal and in federal labour arbitration proceedings. He has summered, articled, and practiced in downtown Vancouver since 2009, first at a large regional firm and later at a boutique class action litigation firm. During his time on class action files he worked on some of the largest and most complex legal cases in Canada, an experience which makes him well suited to the management of his clients’ files.
Outside of the courtroom, Preston assists clients with workplace investigations, drafting employment contracts, and advising on the enforceability of restrictive covenants including non-competition clauses. Preston also routinely advises clients on privacy law.
Away from the office, Preston is a professional figure skating coach and enjoys the arts, charities, travelling and giving back to the profession through his work with the Canadian Bar Association.