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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 250 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.

“Winner of Best Law Firm” 

– Atlantic Business Magazine

“Best of Atlantic Canada” 2024

Readers’ Choice Awards

“Atlantic Canada Law Firm of the Year”

– 2021 Canadian Law Awards


Three Halifax Partners appointed King’s Counsel

We are pleased to announce that three Halifax Partners have been appointed King’s Counsel. – Burtley Francis – Colin Piercey – Rebecca Saturley The announcement was made yesterday by Nova…
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Stewart McKelvey appoints new Managing Partner in Saint John

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah Dever Letson, CIPP/C as the new Managing Partner in our Saint John office. Managing Partners play a significant leadership role in…
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Thought Leadership

Reset for renewables: Nova Scotia overhauls energy regulation and governance in advance of influx of renewable energy

By Nancy Rubin and James Gamblin The Government of Nova Scotia has embarked on a path to dramatically reshape the regulation and governance of the energy sector with the passage of Bill 404, the Energy Reform (2024) Act (the “ERA”) on April 4, 2024.[1] The ERA was introduced to implement certain significant recommendations of the…

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An employer’s guide to human rights law in Atlantic Canada

By Kathleen Starke and Annie Gray Human rights landscape Human rights legislation prohibits discrimination in specific contexts, including employment and the provision of services. In all Atlantic Provinces, Human Rights Commissions are responsible for enforcing such legislation, including through the investigation and resolution of complaints. Unfortunately, there is currently a significant backlog of complaints.[1] While…

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