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Stewart McKelvey is Atlantic Canada’s largest law firm and one of the 20 largest in the country.
We are more than 225 lawyers. We are six offices throughout the four Atlantic provinces. We are full-service. But most importantly, we are leaders in providing the legal knowledge and innovative solutions clients need to move forward confidently.
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“Best of Atlantic Canada” 2022
Readers’ Choice Awards
“Atlantic Canada Law Firm of the Year”
– 2021 Canadian Law Awards
Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory lists 79 Firm lawyers as top legal talent
Deanne MacLeod, Halifax Partner, appointed King’s Counsel
Abuse of sick leave / failure of employee to participate in accommodation process: Vail v. Oromocto (Town), 2022 CanLII 129486
By Chad Sullivan and Kathleen Starke Background A recent decision, Vail v. Oromocto (Town), 2022 CanLII 129486, involved several grievances including an unjust dismissal claim by a firefighter as well as a grievance filed by the Town seeking repayment of sick leave benefits based on sick leave abuse. The decision also deals with an employee’s…
Underused Housing Tax Act introduces new tax on vacant or underused housing
By Stuart Wallace and Kim Walsh On January 1, 2022, the Underused Housing Tax Act (the Act) took effect. The Underused Housing Tax (the UHT) is an annual 1% tax on the value of vacant or underused housing in Canada. This typically applies to non-resident, non-Canadian owners (but can apply to Canadians). Many not subject to…