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David Barry


Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Newfoundland & Labrador, 2023

Legal Assistant(s): Lisa Cleveland

David practices primarily in the fields of commercial litigation, insurance law, municipal law and class actions. He has worked with businesses, insurers, municipalities and public authorities throughout the dispute resolution process. He prides himself on being a strong advocate and an effective communicator, and is committed to serving his clients to the highest standards in a responsive and efficient manner.

David’s experience includes:

  • Providing research and analytical support in a multi-jurisdictional class action involving claims relating to the interpretation of insurance contracts.
  • Contributing to defence strategy through analysis of several issues in class actions procedure and insurance law.
  • Assisted a commercial landlord with identifying and pursuing legal remedies for the breach of a commercial lease agreement, including the preparation of an application to court and a civil claim.
  • Attending discoveries in insurance matters to prepare key fact chronologies and reports detailing discovery evidence and assessing witness credibility.
  • Preparing written submissions in support of various applications to court, including a successful application to set aside a notice to admit.

Education & Career


Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law, JD, 2022

St. Francis Xavier University, BA (Honours) 2019


Dalhousie Pro Bono Wills Project 2021-2022

Academic Peer Mentor, Schulich School of Law 2021-2022

Peer Educator, Indigenous Blacks and Mi’kmaq Initiative 2020-2021

Volunteer Student Editor, Dalhousie Law Journal 2020

President Internal, X-Debate 2018-2019


Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg Prize 2022

Schulich Scholarship 2020

Walter Kontak Prize 2019

Dr. John B Stewart Scholarship 2018

Irving Research Mentorship Award 2018

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