Brent Mullin

Brent Mullin

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Brent has 35 years of experience as a lawyer and adjudicator in the province of British Columbia. Brent served for 16 years as Chair of the Labour Relations Board of BC, the province's leading administrative tribunal, and the Employment Standards Tribunal and a previous 6 years as a Vice-Chair at the Board. During his tenure, Brent issued over 900 written decisions and adjudicated many of the Board's leading cases. Brent developed strong leadership skills and management expertise as Chair, overseeing a budget of $5 million and leading an organization of 44 employees.

Brent also has 14 years of experience in the private practice of law as a partner and associate at a national law firm in Vancouver. In private practice Brent has represented clients in mining, forestry, construction and municipal government in grievance arbitrations and applications before administrative tribunals and all levels of court in BC. He has also provided strategic advice on collective bargaining and the labour relations aspects of corporate structuring and commercial transactions.

Brent's primary focus during his tenure as Chair of the Labour Relations Board was to ensure the timely and pragmatic resolution of disputes under the Labour Relations Code. He now applies that approach to the practice of law where he seeks to provide his clients with the highest level of expertise and professionalism to achieve practical, prompt and cost-effective results.

Community Involvement

Brent has been a volunteer coach of youth basketball in Vancouver since 2008. Brent founded Raindogs Basketball in 2011 and coached teams in various club leagues under that banner. He has also coached in the public school system with teams at Lord Byng Secondary School and Queen Elizabeth Elementary School in Vancouver.

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 1983


  • University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    • LL.B. - 1982
  • Queens University, Kingston, Canada
    • M.A. - 1976
  • University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
    • B.A. - 1973


  • Conference of Labour Board Chairs & Administrators, 2003 - 2017
  • Host, Conference of Labour Board Chairs & Administrators, 2003, 2012
  • Canadian Bar Association of BC Labour Law Subsection Annual LRB Bearpit Sessions, 2002 - 2016
  • Guest Lecturer, Labour Law, University of Victoria, 2015, 2017
  • Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice Conference, Vancouver, May, 2013
  • Continuing Legal Education Society of BC Labour Law Conferences, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010
  • Canadian Bar Association National Administrative/Labour Law Conference, November, 2005
  • The Canadian Institute, Advanced Administrative Law & Practice Conference
  • B.C. Human Resources Management Association
  • Insight Information Labour Relations Conference
  • Canadian Labour Congress Annual Winter School

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Huu-ay-aht First Nations Tribunal, Vice Chair, 2018 - Present
  • BC Council of Administrative Tribunals, Director, 2013 - 2017
  • Circle of Chairs of BC Administrative Tribunals, Member, 2002 - 2017
  • Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ), Member and Participant at both National and Regional Roundtables

Pro Bono Activities

  • Raindogs Basketball, Founder, 2011 - Present
  • Lord Byng Secondary Schoo, Coach
  • Queen Elizabeth Elementary School in Vancouver, Coach