Angela Browne – Paralegal, Managing Director
Angela Browne has had post-secondary education in sociology, business and law at Niagara College, Brock and Toronto. She earlier worked in the mental health field as a counselor and an advocate. Later, she took on the role of a business consultant and policy advisor to government and non-governmental organizations,.
In 1993, she developed her advocacy skills in the legal arena by first working with mental health clients and their families. In 1997, she began working full-time as a Paralegal & Court Agent, first as an agent for members of the legal profession, then taking her own clients. She served on the Board of the Paralegal Society of Ontario between 2002 to 2007, as well as the community advisory board of her local newspaper in 2006-2007.
She currently serves on the Coach and Advisor Network of the Law Society of Upper Canada and offers legal services in the areas of:
- contract disputes
- construction/renovation issues
- personal injury
- landlord and tenant law
- education law, and
- social security appeals (including CPP, ODSP, WSIB, EI, labour board and consumer protection).
She also works with small businesses to aid in their development, manage crisis, strategic planning and determining one’s natural markets.
Peter Giblett, Associate Paralegal
Peter Giblett hails, originally from London, England. He spent many years as an Information Technology professional. Through this career, he focused on the need to help clients attain the solutions they desire. It was also part of a trigger for a future interest in the law. Peter then went back to school to earn a Law Degree and qualified at the English Bar. However, he never practiced law in the UK.
Since 2006, Peter and his family moved to Canada to investigate new horizons. He has lived in the Niagara region since 2006 with his lovely wife, Afroz. Having retired from the IT industry, Peter found himself looking for his next great step in life, returned to school to take his Paralegal Diploma at Trios College in Hamilton, and subsequently passed his licensing exam in 2021. He has been working for a legal services company since 2020 and brings with him a desire to help clients attain the solutions they desire. Peter knows tribunal litigation and Small Claims Court.
He will be providing tribunal services following areas:
• Assessment Review Board – to appeal property tax assessments.
• Local Planning Appeals Tribunal • Employment matters, including Human rights claims, and
• Landlord matters.
He works with small businesses and will assist them in navigating through the Small Claims arena. What matters to your business? If it matters to you then he is happy to take it on and fight on your behalf.
Greg Synos, Associate Paralegal
Greg Synos has attended Brock University and University of Toronto for Labour Studies and Political Science. He later attended TriOs College to earn his Paralegal diploma. He started working for a couple of local law firms and developed drafting and presentation skills in the various courts he appeared in. Greg enjoys landlord and tenant, small claims and has recently ventured into issues (within our scope) dealing with cannabis matters. In his spare time, he enjoys reading philosophy, history and politics books.
Khary Small, Special Projects and Office Administrator
Khary worked with us for quite some time since last fall. His duties varied between conducting research, handling client intakes, drafting precedents, cataloguing files, interfacing with clients for administrative matters, answering the phone, maintain records, among many other roles. Khary is always versatile and always willing to learn new tasks. He has been educated as a Paralegal at Seneca Community College, and awaits his licensing exam in October 2021. He hopes to continue with us as a Paralegal to handle summary criminal, immigration and human rights files.
Felicia is completing her Paralegal certification program at Humber College in Toronto, but she is taking a summer placement here at Browne & Associates Legal Services. She will also be writing her exam in October 2021, and is interested in a number of different areas of practice, including small claims, employment law and human rights.