Rory Rogers, QC


“If your business, reputation or money is at stake in litigation, be well armed and well prepared.”

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Rory feels the key to litigation is to understand all options at an early stage. By providing clients with an early reasoned opinion as to the likely results of litigation, he ensures the appropriate decisions can be made on how to proceed with the litigation or whether to employ alternate dispute resolution strategies.

Representative matters

Rory has appeared before many courts and a wide variety of administrative tribunals and securities industry regulators. His clients include private and public companies, professional liability insurers, architects and engineers, banks and firms in the mutual fund and securities industry. Some of the matters he has helped his clients with are:
  • Acting in cases of professional liability litigation, including claims involving architects and engineers, directors and officers, insurance agents and accountants.
  • Acting in disputes involving corporate and securities issues, such as reorganizations, shareholder disputes, oppression claims and directors and officers duties.
  • Appearing at inquiries under the Nova Scotia Fatality Inquiry Act.
  • Acting in administrative law matters, including professional discipline files, immigration law and customs valuation and classification disputes.

Areas of practice:

  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Immigration Law
  • Litigation - Securities


Nova Scotia, 1990


Nova Scotia Barristers' Society


Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1988
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, M.A., 1985
Queen’s University, B.A. (honours), 1983




  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Associate member, American Bar Association
  • Lecturer, “Disclosure of Hospital and Physician Records,” Canadian Bar Association Professional Development Conference, 1999
  • Part-time lecturer, Dalhousie University, 1991-present




Litigation - Commercial Insurance


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  • Best Lawyers 2018 Construction Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Halifax
  • Best Lawyers: Medical Negligence, 2016-2019
  • Best Lawyers 2015 Director and Officer Liability Practice "Lawyer of the Year" in Halifax
  • Best Lawyers: Construction Law, 2012-2019
  • Best Lawyers: Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2009-2019
  • Best Lawyers: Director and Officer Liability, 2013-2019
  • Best Lawyers: Health Care Law, 2011-2019
  • Best Lawyers: Insurance Law, 2013-2019
  • Benchmark Canada, local litigation star (Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Securities), 2012-2014
  • Benchmark Canada, litigation star - Canada, Securities, 2012-2014
  • Benchmark Canada, local litigation star (General Commercial, Insurance, Securities), 2015-2018

Suite 900
Purdy's Wharf Tower One
1959 Upper Water Street
Halifax, NS, Canada
B3J 3N2

P 902.420.3369
F 902.420.1417

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