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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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– 2021 Canadian Law Awards


St. John’s Partner Rodney Zdebiak awarded the Honourable Robert Wells, QC Award for valuable contributions to community

We are pleased to announce that St. John’s Partner, Rodney Zdebiak, has been awarded the Honourable Robert Wells, QC Award in recognition of his valuable contributions to community. A respected member of the legal community in Newfoundland and Labrador, Rod’s practice includes representing clients from the insurance sector, universities, and families in the areas of…
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Saint John lawyer, James LeMesurier, QC, elected as Chair of the Harbour Station Commission

We are pleased to announce that James LeMesurier, QC, Partner in the Saint John office, has been elected as Chair of the Harbour (TD) Station Commission, which is responsible for the operation of the TD Station facility in Saint John. The Harbour (TD) Station Commission’s purpose is to establish policies and guidelines for the management…
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The Winds of Change (Part 4): A Review of Rental and Royalty Regimes for Wind Development on Crown Lands: Options for Newfoundland and Labrador’s Economic Wind Policy

By: John Samms, Sadira Jan, Paul Kiley, Dave Randell, Alanna Waberski, and Jayna Green As we explained in our July 6, 2022 “Winds of Change” article, the announcement made by Minister Andrew Parsons on April 5, 2022 declaring the end of Newfoundland and Labrador’s moratorium on wind development signals a paradigmatic shift in Newfoundland and…

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Update on the Economic Mobility Program for Refugees (phase 2): The Economic Mobility Pathways Project (“EMPP”)

Included in Beyond the Border – July 2022 By Brittany Trafford; Fredericton   Brief Overview In an attempt to address the Canadian labour market shortages, the Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot (“EMPP”), was introduced in 2018. The EMPP started out as a small research project to see whether there were refugees with the skills and qualifications…

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