Daljit Nirman is President of Nirman’s Law Professional Corporation and past sessional lecturer of law. He has over three decades of diverse legal experience from the Industry, has received a Master of Laws from University of Ottawa, and a Bachelor of Science with Honours and Bachelor of Laws from University of Delhi. He also posses post-graduate specialized diplomas in Labour Laws; International Law, Industrial Relations & Personnel Management and Law of International Institutions. His practice areas include Corporate, Commercial, Property, Immigration and International Law. He has appeared before quasi-judicial boards and tribunals, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and the Federal Court of Canada. Daljit has advised a range of individuals, partnerships, developers, corporate clients, non-government entities on corporate governance regulation, business regulation including shareholders agreements, leases, franchise agreements, joint-venture agreements and on the implementation of particular compliance programs with applicable regulatory reporting and disclosure requirements and restrictions on an ongoing basis. He has successfully handled multi-million dollar transactions for his clients. Moreover, Daljit is a strong advocate of alternate dispute resolution and views it as a foundation for much of his practice.
Pursuant to section 27 of the Police Services Act, as amended, the Lt. Governor of Ontario by an order ( O.C. 137/2019) dated February 14, 2019 have appointed Daljit Nirman as a part-time member of the Ottawa Police Services Board for the period of three years. He has also been appointed to the board of directors of United Way Ottawa in April 2019.
Daljit holds professional membership in the Law Society of Ontario; Canadian Bar Association; County of Carleton Law Association; Ontario Bar Association. He is also a member of the India-Canada Association, Indo-Canada Ottawa Business Chamber and the Canadian Lebanese Chamber of Commerce of Ottawa. He also volunteers his time and resources to a few cultural and religious organizations in Canada and also a director of Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization and Indo-Canadian Community Centre Ottawa. He is also life patron of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation for clinical research.
Daljit is a regular writer and has authored a book titled Reference Book for Disciplinary Proceedings – Procedures based on the principles of natural justice. His book is intended for the benefit of employers and employees in the Indian financial and banking sector. It has been well acclaimed by the national press, employers, employees and senior bureaucrats in India. It has also been accepted for reference at the libraries of both the University of Ottawa and Carleton University.
Daljit has also written two guides Plain Language Guide for Unjust Dismissal Adjudication and Plain Language Guide for Wage Recovery Referee Proceedings for the benefit of non-unionized federal government employees employed in the Canadian Industry. The guides are intended to assist the workers who do not have legal representation and shall be presenting their own matters before adjudicators and referees appointed by the government.
Daljit won a landmark case involving consumer rights against Alliance Air Limited (now Air-India) in 1999 which has become a trend setting case for compensation to passengers for delays.
Daljit is married and lives with his wife in Ottawa, Ontario. Together they have two sons and both of whom are also lawyers and have been called to the bar of Ontario.