Shirin Kiamanesh


Background & Experience

Shirin practices labour, human rights, and administrative law, representing unions and workers in arbitrations, mediations, and before various tribunals and courts.  She has appeared before the BC and federal labour relations boards, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, the Immigration and Refugee Board, the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal, BC’s provincial and supreme courts, and, as a junior, before the Federal Court, the BC Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada.  She has also acted as counsel in disciplinary matters before professional regulatory bodies.

Shirin is particularly interested in making the law, and the justice system, more accessible. She is on the board of the Justice Education Society, and acts as a Designated Representative for the Immigration and Refugee Board, assisting minors and individuals who are unable to understand the nature of the proceedings with their litigation. 

Before becoming a lawyer, she worked with several organizations in Germany supporting campaigns and research on issues including small farmers’ rights and anti-corruption.  She also worked with an organization providing legal support to temporary foreign workers on employment, human rights, and immigration issues, and in

Mexico with an NGO implementing a national criminal justice reform. She speaks French, Farsi, and German.


  •  J.D. – University of British Columbia, 2017
  • B.A., International Relations – University of British Columbia, 2009
  • Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, 2008


  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association