Hum Law Firm is a Canadian law firm representing businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals in matters involving workplace law, litigation, and professional regulation.
Hum Law Firm, founded by its principal, Lai-King Hum, is focused on workplace and employment law, and professional regulation. Hum Law Firm is currently in downtown Toronto, Ontario, with consultation offices in Markham, Mississauga, Richmond Hill and Scarborough. Lai will also do consultations in London, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec.
Called to the bars of Ontario and Quebec, with over ten years of experience at top-tier firms in Montreal and Toronto, Lai is able to serve her clients in both English and French. She is a native and proud Toisan speaker, and also speaks conversational Mandarin.
Lai’s practice in workplace and employment law, which has covered many provinces in Canada including civil law Quebec, is client-focused and results driven. Small, medium and large businesses, and non-profits, have placed their trust in her proactive approach to risk management and practical solutions to employment law and labour law issues and compliance requirements. Individuals have valued her compassionate, strong and determined resolve as their employment lawyer to restore their integrity in the workplace or achieve fair results after their termination from work. Advocacy on both sides has provided Lai with strategic insight and effective representation for Employment and Workplace Law clients.
Lai complements her workplace law practice with her professional regulation practice. She has acted as counsel and provided advice to regulators on a wide range of issues: misconduct complaints/investigations; legislative and bylaw amendments; advice on regulatory policy and procedures; accreditation and registration; and representation on appeals and judicial reviews. She also works with professionals and profession applicants on matters of plagiarism, complaints, discipline and registration requirements.
Lai also continues a litigation and administrative law practice, with focus areas in regulatory law, human rights law and privacy law. Her clients include those in education, healthcare, and financial and banking services.
Lai is also National President of the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, Chair of the Roundtable of Diversity Associations, and a member of the Executive of the Sole, Small Firm and General Practice section of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA). She was a past Chair of the Education Law Section of the OBA.