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Simon Kent

Kent Employment Law | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

A lawyer since 1997


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Kent Employment Law
1285 W Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6H 3X8
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Diving headfirst into the realm of employment law over two decades ago, Simon Kent has charted an unconventional path, driven by an entrepreneurial zeal and a commitment to reshape legal paradigms. His journey is marked by a relentless pursuit of innovation in employment law, viewing the employer-employee relationship through a lens of mutual benefit and reciprocity. Simon's initiatives, such as the pioneering Employer Forums, stand as testament to his belief in the power of community. Here, business leaders and HR experts converge to share insights, fostering a collective growth mindset.

Simon's knack for tackling complex legal conundrums has cemented his reputation among senior executives and business magnates as the go-to strategist for nuanced legal challenges. In 2019, he ventured into uncharted territories, reevaluating traditional pricing models to enhance client value. This forward-thinking approach underscores his dedication to delivering exceptional service.

As the architect behind Kent Employment Law, Simon's leadership propelled the firm to achieve a milestone as Canada's inaugural B Corp certified legal entity in 2015. This distinction underscores the firm's commitment to social and environmental responsibility, aligning business practices with broader societal impacts. His influence extends beyond the courtroom; Simon is a celebrated author, speaker, and media commentator, contributing his insights to discussions on legal trends and challenges. His recognition by ThreeBest Rated as a top employment lawyer in Vancouver further exemplifies his industry standing.

Simon's passion for community and change catalyzed the creation of Connect Family Law in 2015. This venture represents a radical departure from traditional family law practices, prioritizing family well-being and offering innovative solutions to the complexities of separation and divorce.

Simon's roles are multifaceted:

  • Since December 2015, he has been a Partner and Owner at Connect Family Law, providing comprehensive support in all facets of family law, from separation and divorce to complex asset division and support issues. This firm is distinguished for its client-centric approach and innovative service models, including Divorce Salons and flexible pricing options.

  • Since March 2001, Simon has been the Owner of Kent Employment Law, where he champions sustainable employment practices and fosters a workplace culture of respect and collaboration. The firm's distinction as Canada's first B Corp law firm exemplifies its dedication to ethical business practices and societal contributions.

Simon's educational foundation in law was laid at Dalhousie University and the University of Saskatchewan, where he honed his legal acumen and developed a deep-seated commitment to social justice. His volunteer work, including leadership roles with the Squamish Windsports Society and Vikings Swim Club, reflects his broader commitment to community and active lifestyle advocacy. Through these diverse endeavors, Simon Kent exemplifies a dynamic blend of legal expertise, innovative thinking, and community engagement.


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