Allan provides advice and representation to regulatory bodies, governments and other individuals and organizations across Canada and internationally. Allan’s practice is focused on regulation of professionals, governance, employment law, professional ethics, and dispute resolution. Allan is counsel to Thompson Dorfman Sweatman on practice and ethics matters and is the Chief Operating Officer for the firm.
B.A. 1970 University of Manitoba
LL.B. 1974 University of Manitoba
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 and member of the Executive Committee
Canadian Legal Insurance Association Board member and Chair of Claims Committee
Federation of Law Societies of Canada National Discipline Standards Committee
Manitoba Council of Administrative Tribunals Board member and Treasurer
Board member End Homelessness Winnipeg and Chair of its Governance Committee
Member of the Winnipeg Citizens Hall of Fame Selection Committee
Past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the United Way of Winnipeg