Sarj Gosal


 

Sarj Gosal is a BC lawyer practising in the areas of WCB claims and appeals and CPP disability appeals. He was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and obtained a Bachelors in Political Science (May 1988) and a Law Degree (LLB – May 1992) from the University of British Columbia. He was called to the Bar in May 1993.

 

Mr. Gosal has successfully represented a large number of disabled workers (over 3,200) and has extensive experience dealing with WCB and CPP claims and appeals.

 

Mr. Gosal has been qualified (and provided oral evidence) as an expert regarding workers’ compensation matters in the British Columbia Supreme Court.

 

Professional Memberships and Associations:
Member of Law Society of BC
Member of Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)

 

 

 

Michelle Bissenden


 

Michelle Bissenden is a BC lawyer practising in the areas of WCB claims and appeals and CPP disability appeals. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of British Columbia in 2002, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta in 2006. Michelle was called to the Bar in September 2007.

 

Michelle has experience conducting oral hearings in front of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal and the CPP Review Tribunal.

 

Prior to joining Gosal & Company, Michelle practiced at a leading western Canadian law firm in Vancouver, and worked at a national law firm in Sydney, Australia.

 

Professional Memberships and Associations:
Member of Law Society of BC
Member of Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch)

 

 

 

Kristin MacLean


 

Kristin MacLean is a BC lawyer practising in the areas of WorkSafeBC claims and appeals and CPP Disability appeals. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan (BA, 2009) and a Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria (JD, 2014). Kristin was called to the Bar in 2015.

 

Prior to joining Gosal & Company, Kristin practiced law in Saskatoon, SK.

 

Professional Memberships and Associations:
Member of Law Society of BC
Member of Law Society of SK

 

 

 

Grace A. Jackson


 

Grace A. Jackson obtained a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo in 2007, and a Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia in 2012. Grace was called to the Bar in February 2015.

 

Prior to joining Gosal & Company, Grace worked as a sole practitioner in downtown Vancouver. Grace has represented clients in various courts and tribunals in British Columbia and now practices in the areas of WCB claims and appeals and CPP disability appeals.

 

Professional Memberships and Associations:
Member of Law Society of BC

 

 

 

Alena Robinson


 

Alena Robinson was born and raised in North Vancouver, B.C. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Geography (BA, 2009) and a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed, 2010) from the University of British Columbia. She also obtained a T.E.S.L. Certificate for teaching English as a Second Language and taught English prior to returning to U.B.C. to complete her Juris Doctor at Allard School of Law (JD, 2015). While at law school, Alena was involved in many student organizations, including the Law School Legal Advice Program ("LSLAP"), Legal Education Outreach, and the International Law Journal. Alena's anticipated call to the Bar is August 2016.

 

 

 

Ashley Smith


 

Ashley Smith commenced articles with Gosal & Company in January 2016. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Japanese from Smith College (BA, 2012) and a Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia (JD, 2015). Prior to joining Gosal & Company, Ashley spent 12 months working in the area of workers’ compensation. Ashley’s anticipated call to the Bar is December 2016.

 

 



" Thank you for the very dignified and accurate way you dealt with WorkSafeBC on my behalf.

 

On reviewing my file, it is very obvious that I, as a severely injured worker, did not have the ability to deal with WorkSafeBC. The case worker did not have any compassion to what I had gone through on the day of injury, hostpial stay and long-term healing, nor was of any assistance forthcoming. In fact, my WorkSafeBC file was on the way to "no" where. Every time it seemed something good was about to happen, the "no" adjective was forthcoming, and every request denied.

 

Your depth of knowledge with WorkSafeBC, and advice to me, resulted in the correct action being taken at each step of the process, ie. appeals etc. With the excellent actions taken, my file was concluded in a 100% total satisfied way. Sir, I recommend you and your staff to anyone who has had a WorkSafeBC program injury.

 

Thank you to you and all your staff for a just reward you attained for me. Well done. I am sincerely satisfied."

- Wayne F. Popp

 

 

 

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