Sean Kelly


"Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get" — Mark Twain

Plotting the Course.

Being a leader comes naturally to Sean. His extensive workplace experience helps him understand the complex issues clients are facing. With a masters degree focusing on labour relations and many years coaching and running sailing programs across Canada, Sean fully understands the realities of the modern workplace. This background positions him well to understand the issues clients are facing and provide timely, strategic, and practical advice. He is ideally suited to lead the charge on his clients' legal matters and plot a safe and effective course for them. 

Representative matters

Sean’s practice is focused in employment and labour law. He works with employers across a wide variety of industries. His client work includes:

  • Human Rights matters
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Wrongful dismissal litigation
  • Termination and severance advice
  • Accommodation, discipline and performance management issues
  • Grievance arbitrations
  • Labour standards complaints
  • Union certifications/decertifications & Labour Board appearances
  • Small Claims Court matters
  • General litigation
  • Labour Market Opinion applications

Areas of practice :

  • Employment & Labour
  • Litigation
  • Immigration


Nova Scotia, 2011


Canadian Bar Association
Nova Scotia Barristers' Society


Dalhousie University, LL.B., 2010
McMaster University, M.A., 2006
Mount Allison University, B.A. (honours), 2003


  • Member, Board of Governors, NSCAD University
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
  • President of Board of Directors, Sail Nova Scotia


English, French

Suite 900
Purdy's Wharf Tower One
1959 Upper Water Street
Halifax, NS, Canada
B3J 3N2

P 902.444.1742
F 902.420.1417
C 902.471.5359

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