About Martin Sheard
Martin founded Inlet Law with a vision. We are never going to tell survivors of sexual violence and harassment in the workplace that nothing can be done.
And so far, he's making it work.
Martin has advocated in the courts of six provinces and one territory. He advocated successfully for the rights of marginalized Canadians in the Supreme Court of Canada in Matthews v Ocean Nutrition. He has lectured at law schools. He has been quoted in the news and educational materials on a wide array of employment law issues. He is a past president of the employment law subsection of the Canadian Bar Association.
If you want capable, fearless yet balanced advocacy, Martin is your guy.
If you want to pick a result and work toward it, if you want an advocate who really cares about your back story, your family, your problems... if you want results tailored to you call Martin or any member of our team.
About Navpreet Chhina
Navpreet is a fourth-year call to the B.C. Bar. She is a dedicated advocate who will work with you to resolve your legal matter on your own terms and as quickly as possible. In her first year of practice, she acted as co-counsel on the winning side of E.N. v. William L. Rutherford (B.C.) Limited, a case that will set the stage for years to come in British Columbia on a variety of employment law issues. In her second year of practice, Navpreet co-presented at the annual employment law conference on the topic of vicarious liability for sexual assault and trauma-informed lawyering.
Navpreet joined Inlet Employment Law in July of 2020. Before Inlet, she studied law at Thompson Rivers University. When she wasn’t in class, Navpreet volunteered for several local and national student groups, worked as a union research and communications coordinator, and served as a student clinician, providing pro bono legal advice to multi-barrier clientele on a wide range of issues.
Navpreet is very involved in every step of her clients' files, from the first phone call, to regular updates, courtroom advocacy, settlement negotiations, and resolution. She is committed to providing exceptional service to her clients through clear communication, strong advocacy, fearlessness and tenacity.
About Tanvir Sanghera
Tanvir joined our team as an associate in 2021.
Prior to Inlet Employment Law, Tanvir practiced general civil litigation with a focus in commercial disputes, where she gained experience in a wide variety of matters, including insurance defence, commercial collections, contract and shareholder disputes, and real estate litigation. Though her experiences were broadly positive, she wanted to re-focus her practice to take on cases with a human element. She now uses her diverse background to her client's advantage in her current practice of employment and human rights litigation.
As a sixth-year call to the bar, Tanvir has already gained experience beyond her vintage. She has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia on a variety of interlocutory, trial and appeal matters, as well as at administrative tribunals. Her most recent victory was as lead counsel for a wrongfully dismissed employee in the B.C. Court of Appeal in E.N. v. William L. Rutherford (B.C.) Limited. Not only does this case touch on several important employment law issues, but it is also a precedent decision for an important civil evidentiary procedure.
Tanvir completed her undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia. Prior to embarking on a career in law, Tanvir travelled extensively and her keen interest in travel led her to attend law school in the United Kingdom, where she obtained her LLB. Tanvir is fluent in Punjabi.
Tanvir understands how important it is to achieve tangible results, so she is committed to finding strategies to reach resolutions that are timely, efficient and fair.
About Nazanin Panah
Nazanin is Inlet Employment Law's most recent associate, having been called to the Bar in 2022 after completing her articles with the firm. Despite being relatively new to the profession, she has already successfully represented clients at the Provincial Court of British Columbia, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the BC Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Human Rights Tribunal of BC, the BC Employment Standards Branch, and the Canada Labour Board. Nazanin takes a trauma-informed approach and places people at the centre of her practice. She is an empathetic listener and a passionate advocate who will focus on achieving and crafting solutions that meet your needs.
Nazanin graduated from the Peter A. Allard School of Law in 2021. During her time at Law School, she served as a student clinician at Rise Women's Legal Centre and volunteered to lead the #LawNeedsFeminismBecause campaign. Nazanin's interest in advancing social justice and legal inquiry has survived law school and includes researching and writing about AI and the law, volunteering with FACL BC, as well as presenting at legal conferences.
About Kat Firoozi
Kat joined the team at Inlet Employment Law in 2022 with aspirations of becoming a lawyer. As a passionate advocate for victims of sexual assault and workplace sexual harassment, Kat is the first point of contact at Inlet Law. Her role involves taking a trauma-informed approach towards client management, including everything from the first intake call to preparing and participating in all steps of trial preparation. Kat is fluent in French and Farsi.
About Kristi Albanese
Kristi joined Inlet Employment Law in April 2021 as the firm’s administrative assistant. Since then, her role has expanded, and she is now one of Inlet Law’s legal assistants.
Kristi comes to us with a background in Administration and Banking. As a mother of two young girls, she is thrilled to be part of a firm that is so passionate about advocating for women who are victims of sexual assault and workplace sexual harassment.
In her spare time Kristi enjoys hiking, cooking, travelling, and spending quality time with her family.