We are a small independent law firm with a strong and effective reach.
We have been able to prosecute cases and claims with a degree of vigour and independence that has, in some cases, resulted in changes to the law. We have developed strong relationships with local, Canadian and overseas professionals that have allowed us to supplement our size, resources and expertise.
We have been fortunate to develop a model of practice and professional associations which allow us flexibility and independence, while at the same time allowing us to punch at the weight of large, governmental, institutional, regulatory and corporate opposition.
We represent and have represented litigants in all Nova Scotia Courts, the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench, the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Federal Court, the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and into the Supreme Court of Canada out of the Nova Scotia and Ontario Courts of Appeal, the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Prince Edward Island Human Rights Commission, and before the Nova Scotia Labour Relations Board, the Nova Scotia Labour Standards Tribunal, The Nova Scotia Labour Board, the Canadian Labour Relations Board, arbitrations, adjudications under the Canada Labour Code, professional discipline tribunals governing the legal profession, the practice of psychology and the practice of physiotherapy in Nova Scotia, in real estate industry, and specialized governmental regulatory tribunals. We have provided support to administrative litigation in the National Energy Board. Through our civil litigation practice we have engaged fisheries litigation and regulation and have developed an ongoing regular marine law practice and involvement and an estate litigation and probate practice. We have assisted in providing support to American asbestos and implant litigation claims in the American federal court and bankruptcy systems. Regulatory and access to justice matters have led us into some criminal law matters closely tied to administrative issues and prosecutions.
We have litigated constitutional division of power issues in marine, labour, and radio communications fields and Charter of Rights issues in equality, licensing, mobility, liberty, and security of the person.
We have received referrals from most jurisdictions in Canada and across Nova Scotia, from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, South America and the Middle East.
We represent and have represented clients before legislative and municipal government committees and have successfully advanced the interests of clients through government relations at all levels.
We advise and represent other lawyers and firms.