Scott Campbell


Collaborating with clients.

To Scott, communication is key. He treats his clients as if they are part of the team and keeps them well-informed and welcomes their feedback. Depending on the particular needs of a client, Scott aims to apply a sophisticated understanding of the facts and the law to the practical realities of the circumstances they face.

Representative matters

Scott works with a diverse group of clients which include insurers, hospitals and health authorities, pharmaceutical companies, shipping lines, government agencies, educational institutions and real estate developers. Some of the ways he has helped his clients are by:

  • Routinely engaged in the provision of advice on the interpretation and application of complex statutory regimes and their interjurisdictional interplay
  • Routinely advising on matters of jurisdiction, private international law, constitutional law, procedural and appellate strategy
  • Routinely provides constitutional representation, opinion and advice to government organizations and non-governmental industries
  • Participating in a number of large-scale mediations, arbitrations and settlements in complex commercial and insurance-related disputes
  • Lead counsel or second chair on numerous matters at the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Areas of practice

  • Litigation
  • Business Disputes
  • Class Actions
  • Maritime and Transportation
  • Private International Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Appellate Practice and Judicial Review


Nova Scotia, 2008
Ontario, 2005


Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
Law Society of Ontario


University of Oxford, B.C.L., 2011
Dalhousie University, LL.B., 2004
Carleton University, B.A. (highest honours), 2001


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Stewart McKelvey
  • Member, Canadian Maritime Law Association
  • Member and Regional Committee Chair, International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Director and Chair, Eastern Admiralty Law Association
  • Director, ALS Society of Nova Scotia, 2008-2017
  • Member, Gender Equity Committee (Nova Scotia Barristers' Society)
  • Part-time faculty member teaching Conflict of Laws (Private International Law), Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, 2011-2015
  • Law Clerk to the Justices of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, 2005-2006




  • Benchmark Canada, local litigation star (General Commercial, Insurance), 2017
  • Lexpert® Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40, 2015
  • Benchmark Canada, future star, 2015-2016

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

P 902.420.3383
F 902.420.1417

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