Kai Ying Chieh
Kai Ying is a lawyer at Overholt Law LLP and practices in all of the firm’s practice areas including labour relations, employment, professional regulation, human rights, occupational health and safety, and privacy law.
Kai Ying values a thoughtful, well-reasoned, and client-focussed approach to the practice of law. Since joining the firm in 2018, Kai Ying has advised a diverse range of clients on matters including employment contracts, severance packages, restrictive covenants, workplace policies, workers’ compensation reviews, and human rights claims. Kai Ying has experience with workplace litigation and has been involved in proceedings before various administrative tribunals including the Human Rights Tribunal and the Labour Relations Board, as well as assisting with matters at all levels of Court in British Columbia.
Prior to joining the firm, Kai Ying attended the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia for her law degree. While at law school, Kai Ying volunteered with the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program and with the Migrant Workers’ Centre (formerly the West Coast Domestic Workers’ Association), and summered and worked in-house at UBC Human Resources, where she gained considerable experience with labour and employment issues core to our work at Overholt Law LLP. She was also extensively involved with the UBC Law Review throughout law school, serving on the Board of Directors as the Editor-in-Chief (Editorial) in her final year.
When she is not at the office, Kai Ying enjoys reading fiction and Canadian poetry, travelling, and hunting for antique and vintage treasures.
British Columbia, 2019
- University of British Columbia, Peter A. Allard School of Law
- J.D., Social Justice Specialization – 2018
- University of British Columbia
- Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Literature, Minor in Linguistics – 2014
Honours and Awards
- Patrons of the UBC Law Review Award, 2018
- Arthur Close, QC Prize in Advanced Legal Research, 2017
- Hon. Thomas A Dohm, QC Prize in Immigration Law, 2017
- David Roberts Prize in Legal Writing, 2016
- Law Society of British Columbia
- Canadian Bar Association of BC
- Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers
- Employment Law
- Labour Relations Law
- Human Rights Law
- Professional Discipline
- OH&S Lawyers
- Corporate Governance, Fiduciary Duties And Shareholder Disputes
- Privacy And Freedom Of Information
- Pension And Benefits
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