Allan provides advice and representation to regulatory bodies, governments and other individuals and organizations across Canada and internationally. Allan’s practice is focused on professional regulation, governance, employment law, dispute resolution and arbitration. Allan is counsel to Thompson Dorfman Sweatman on practice and ethics matters and is the Chief Operating Officer for the firm.

  • Practice Areas


    Labour & Employment

    Litigation and Dispute Resolution

    Government & Regulatory

  • Education

    B.A. 1970 University of Manitoba
    LL.B.  1974 University of Manitoba

  • Bar Admissions

    Manitoba, 1974

  • Achievements

    Allan was designated a Queen’s Counsel in 1998. In 2015 he was awarded the Manitoba Bar Association President’s Award, and was also the winner of the Richard J. Scott Award, given by the Law Society of Manitoba to “an individual who advances rule of law through advocacy, litigation, teaching, research or writing”.

  • In the Community

    Manitoba Blue Cross Board of Directors

    College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba Council member

    Canadian Legal Insurance Association Board member and Chair of Claims Committee

    Federation of Law Societies of Canada National Discipline Standards Committee

    Treasurer of the Board of Manitoba Council of Administrative Tribunals

    Board member End Homelessness Winnipeg and Chair of its Governance Committee