Founding Partner of Hicks Morley Dies at 91

Frederick Hamilton and Wife Joan

TORONTO — Frederick G. Hamilton, founding partner of Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP, passed away on Sept. 2, 2022. He was called to the bar in 1958 and almost immediately set to work on creating today’s labour law in Canada.

Hamilton was a skillful, deliberate and strategic advisor, and he managed some of the most challenging labour-relations issues across the country over his decades-long career. His insights into evolving labour relations and its impact on various business industries made him one of the most sought-after counsel in the bar. He led by example and was committed to teaching the generation of lawyers who followed him.

Additionally, Hamilton strongly believed in giving back to the community. His philanthropic work with the Molson Indy Festival Foundation and Coast to Coast/Bike for Tykes was a passion.

“We are all incredibly fortunate to have known Fred,” says Craig Rix, managing partner. “He will be remembered for the positive impact he had on our lives and the invaluable contributions he made to our firm, the legal community and Canadian labour law. His legacy will continue to live on in the work we all do at Hicks Morley.”

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