2100 – 1040 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC, V6E 4H1

+1 604 647 4559

Litigation Star


British Columbia

Practice area:

Labor and employment

Randy J. Kaardal, Q.C. is a senior litigator handling a wide range of commercial litigation for clients in the financial, mining, forestry, and manufacturing sectors. He has conducted hearings before all levels of Court in Canada, including the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the British Columbia Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. He also regularly appears before various administrative tribunals including the B.C. Securities Commission and the Federal and Provincial Human Rights Tribunals. In addition, Mr. Kaardal maintains a labour and employment practice representing both employers and employees on employment, labour and pension issues. In this capacity he has appeared in numerous arbitration hearings and in proceedings before both the federal and provincial labour relations boards and the superior courts.

In addition to being named a Litigation Star by Benchmark, Mr. Kaardal was given their 2020 Labour & Employment Litigator of the Year Award. He is also recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of the leading lawyers in Canada, and in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the areas of Administrative and Public Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate Practice, Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Labour and Employment Law, and is ranked in the London-based Chambers Canada Guide in Litigation: General Commercial (British Columbia). 

Mr. Kaardal served as a law clerk to the Honourable Beverley McLachlin, then Justice of the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and the Honourable Henry Hutcheon from 1986 to 1987. He has been a lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia and has spoken at seminars and conferences sponsored by the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, the Justice Institute of British Columbia, the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice and the Canadian Environmental Association and the American Bar Association.

  • In 2013 Mr. Kaardal was appointed a member of both the Provincial Court Judges Compensation Commission and the Judicial Justices Compensation Commission.
  • In 2014 Mr. Kaardal was appointed Queen’s Counsel.
  • In 2016 he was re-appointed as a Member of the 2016 Judicial Compensation Commission.
  • In 2017 Mr. Kaardal was appointed to the Register of Timber Harvesting Contract and Subcontract Mediators and Arbitrators.
  • In 2018 he was named Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Mr. Kaardal also serves as the Honorary Consul General of Norway in British Columbia.


Last updated Jan 2021