Monette Barakett

4, Place Ville Marie
Suite 600
Montréal (Québec) H3B 2E7

Tel. : 514 878-9381
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Admission to the bar

2017

Academic training

L.L.B., Université de Montréal, 2015

Profile

Driven by the intellectual feats of practising law, Christophe approaches the cases brought to him with both great rigour and passion. His colleagues and clients particularly appreciate his pragmatic sense of the law and his ability to synthesize information. These qualities allow him to identify the key issues of a case from both practical and theoretical standpoints.  

Christophe joined the Monette Barakett team in 2017 after completing his bar internship there. He is a member of the firm’s information technology and artificial intelligence committee and actively contributes to the firm’s various publications, works, and training sessions. More specifically, he collaborates in the semi-annual review of the human rights and labour relations reference guide entitled Les droits de la personne et les relations du travail, published by Éditions Yvon Blais.   

Christophe’s practice at the firm focuses primarily on labour law, civil litigation, access to information, and health and social services law. He is particularly interested in the various issues that arise from human rights-related matters. Alongside his practice, he is currently pursuing graduate studies at McGill University’s Faculty of Law and working on a thesis examining fundamental questions in administrative and constitutional law related to the freedom of religion.

As part of his practice, Christophe advises employers in all aspects of labour and employment law. He is particularly interested in matters related to individual employment relations, from conclusion of contract to breach of contract. Accordingly, he regularly drafts, reviews and negotiates employment termination agreements.

Christophe represents health and social service institutions before the Court of Québec and the Superior Court of Québec on matters of medical care ordinances and institutional care. He is also called upon to draft legal opinions in the field of health and social services law and to draft or revise internal policy, notably in relation to data protection and protection of personal information.

Publications

Commentary on the Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University and Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada rulings: The Supreme Court’s stance on the collective aspects of religious freedom

Repères, Éditions Yvon Blais, Montréal, September 2018, EYB2018REP2541

Commentary on the Beaulieu v. LPA Médical inc. ruling: Tribunal reaffirms the importance of sufficient time for reflection and the option to seek counsel prior to signing an agreement

Repères, Éditions Yvon Blais, Montréal, July 2018, EYB2018REP2504

Commentary on the Grenier v. Procureure générale du Québec ruling: Right to litigation guidelines for vexatious litigant consistent with the Canadian Constitution and Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Repères, Éditions Yvon Blais, Montréal, April 2018, EYB2018REP2446

Commentary on the Société des casinos du Québec inc. v. Tribunal administratif du travail ruling: Freedom of association for managers and autonomy of the right to strike

Repères, Éditions Yvon Blais, Montréal, February 2019, EYB2019BRH2146

Conferences

Employer impacts and considerations relating to cannabis legislation

Monette Barakett lunchtime webinar series, May 2018

Practical considerations relating to essential services and labour disputes

Annual Health Law and Policy Conference, Université de Sherbrooke, May 2018

Usefulness of resource stability in schools and preschools as an indicator for employers

Monette Barakett lunchtime webinar series, November 2018

Freedom of expression, good faith and non-interference in the context of collective bargaining

Monette Barakett lunchtime webinar series, May 2019

Achievements, implications, awards

Implications and awards

Christophe received his law degree from Université de Montréal and made the dean’s honour list for academic excellence. During his studies, he served as constitutional law mentor for the faculty’s student body. In 2015, he won the Robinson Cup for Best Litigator as part of the Pierre-Basile-Mignault competition in which participate Canada’s six civil law schools.

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