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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.

“Winner of Best Law Firm” 

– Atlantic Business Magazine

“Best of Atlantic Canada” 2022

Readers’ Choice Awards

“Atlantic Canada Law Firm of the Year”

– 2021 Canadian Law Awards


Halifax lawyer Sheree Conlon, QC, appointed to the Executive Committee of The Advocates’ Society

Congratulations to Halifax lawyer, Sheree Conlon, QC, on being appointed to the Executive Committee of The Advocates’ Society.   The Advocates’ Society (“Society”) serves as the voice of advocates within the justice system in Canada. It was created in 1963 to ensure the “presence of a courageous and independent bar, and the maintenance of the…
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Charlottetown Partner Janet Clark receives Philippa Samworth Award for Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession

We are pleased to announce Charlottetown Partner Janet Clark, CPHR, as the 2022 recipient of the Philippa Samworth Award for Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession from Canadian Defence Lawyers (CDL). With a practice focused on supporting insurers, professionals, employers and municipalities on a wide range of health, insurance and labour and employment issues,…
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Nova Scotia municipality plans changes to wind turbine regulations

By Nancy Rubin & Colton Smith    Wind turbine regulations in the Municipality of Cumberland are set to change.   On June 22, 2022, Cumberland Council approved a second reading of amendments relating to their wind turbine regulations. The Municipality of Cumberland’s Memo to Council highlights the following key takeaways from these amendments:   The…

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Discovery: Atlantic Education & the Law – Issue 10

We are pleased to present the tenth issue of Discovery, our very own legal publication targeted to educational institutions in Atlantic Canada. As we settle into a summer having rounded out the end of another academic year, the pandemic continues to occupy the attention of academic institutions around the Atlantic region. However, as students, faculty…

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