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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.


Tyler Callahan joins St. John’s office as newest lawyer

We congratulate former Firm articled clerk Tyler Callahan on being called to the Newfoundland and Labrador bar this morning, as joining our team as a corporate lawyer in St. John’s.
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Saint John partner Paul Harquail, ACIArb, elected Canadian Maritime Law Association president

Announced at the Canadian Maritime Law Association (“CMLA”) annual general meeting, Saint John partner Paul Harquail, ACIArb, has become the association’s national president, the first from New Brunswick. Spanning 30 years, Paul’s practice focuses on maritime and transportation law, as well as insurance and corporate-based litigation, tax litigation and environmental law. His clients include P…
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Nova Scotia unveils changes to financial hardship unlocking – financial institutions to receive applications starting July 1, 2021

Dante Manna with the assistance of Kali Robertson (summer student) The Nova Scotia Government recently released regulations reassigning the authority for administering financial hardship unlocking in the province. Effective July 1, 2021, individuals will apply directly to their financial institution for approval to withdraw money from a locked-in retirement account (“LIRA”) or life income fund (“LIF”)…

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Reuniting with family: who can come to Canada despite COVID-19 restrictions?

Brittany Trafford The Canadian borders have been restricted for over a year now and many families have struggled with being separated. Throughout 2020 and early 2021 restrictions have fluctuated as the federal government tried to balance their recognition of the importance of family reunification, with the risks of the pandemic. After many months missing immediate…

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