Cathy Lahey, QC

Partner

Rough seas, safe passage.

Cathy is committed to securing the best possible outcome for her clients’ interests. She helps them fulfill their objectives by assisting them in the development of policies and procedures designed to avoid claims and minimize liability. When litigation is required, Cathy develops strategies to secure the best possible outcome.

Representative matters

Commercial and employment-related litigation are two issues facing Cathy’s clients, who include financial institutions, commercial creditors, employers, retailers, manufacturers, professional service firms and institutional clients. Some of the ways she helps these clients minimize their exposure to liability include:

  • Providing in-house training for clients and their employees regarding litigation-management issues, such as litigation-response strategies, document preservation and disclosure obligations and e-discovery process.
  • Advising institutional clients on administrative law issues, risk management, policy development and regulation, litigation-related issues and access to information issues.
  • Providing in-house training for clients and their employees on various employment-related issues, such as occupational health and safety, workplace harassment, performance management, discipline and termination.

Areas of practice:

  • Litigation
  • Labour and Employment
  • Environmental
  • Insurance
  • Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Occupational Health and Safety

BAR ADMISSION(S)

New Brunswick, 1992

LAW SOCIETY(IES)

Law Society of New Brunswick

EDUCATION

Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1991
University of New Brunswick, B.A. (honours), 1988

QUEEN'S COUNSEL

2013

ACTIVITIES

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Regional managing partner, New Brunswick, 2008-2016

LANGUAGE(S)

English

MARTINDALE-HUBBELL RATINGS

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EXTERNAL RATINGS

  • Best Lawyers: Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2012-2018

Presentations

  • Speaker, Canadian Bar Association – NB,  “Women Lawyers Forum:  Climbing the Ladder to Partnership”, 2011
  • Speaker, Canadian Bar Association – NB, Health Law Developments Panel, 2010
  • Speaker, Canadian Bar Association – NB, E-Discovery
  • Instructor, New Brunswick Law Society Bar Admission Course, Civil Procedure section, ongoing

Suite 1000, Brunswick House
44 Chipman Hill
Saint John, NB, Canada
E2L 2A9

P 506.632.8307
F 506.634.3579

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LEGAL ASSISTANT(S)

Margaret Briggs

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