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Peter McLellan, K.C. - Retired (May 31, 2022)


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




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Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 1973

Providing legal services through a professional corporation.

For assistance, please contact Rebecca Saturley, Managing Partner, Halifax, at 902.420.3333 or

Education & Career


Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1973
Mount Allison University, B.A., 1969


Past president, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
Coordinator, Nova Scotia Employers Roundtable


King’s Counsel, 1990
Legal Media Group, Expert Guides, World’s Finest Labour & Employment lawyers, 2014
Best Lawyers 2015 Labour and Employment Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Halifax
Guide to World’s Best Labour & Employment Lawyers 2011
Lawday’s Leading Lawyers: Employment Law, 2009
Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2012, 2014-2015 (Management L&E)
Best Lawyers: Employee Benefits Law, 2008-2023
Best Lawyers: Labour and Employment Law, 2006, 2008-2023
Inductee – U.S. College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, 2013
Lexpert rating: Pensions & Employee Benefits, 2022
Lexpert rating: Employment Law, 2008 – 2022
Lexpert rating: Labour Relations, 2008 – 2022
Lexpert rating: Workplace Human Rights, 2008, 2013 – 2014
Martindale-Hubbell rating: AV Preeminent® (highest peer rating)

Thought Leadership


Presenter, “Interest Arbitration Workshop”, Lancaster, Halifax, 2015

Presenter, “Social Media – Employment Issues”, Institute of Chartered Accountants, Halifax, 2015

Presenter, “Employment Law A-Z”, Institute of Chartered Accountants, Halifax, 2014

Presenter, “Current Pension Issues”, Lancaster, Toronto, 2013

Panel chair, “Labour Law Update”, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, Banff, 2012

Presenter, “Emerging Pension Issues”, Lancaster, Halifax, 2011

Presenter, “Collective Bargaining Post BC Health Services”, Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers, Vancouver, 2010

Presenter, “Current Legal Issues”, Canadian Pension & Benefit Institute, PEI, 2010

Presenter, “Managing the Difficult Employee”, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia, Halifax, 2010

Presenter, “Top 10 Rules of Collective Agreement Interpretation”, Lancaster, Halifax, 2010

Presenter, “Emerging Issues for Employers”, International Association of Pension & Benefit Lawyers, Quebec City, 2010

Presenter, “Employers Perspective Post BC Health Services”, Conference on Freedom of Associations, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 2010

Presenter, “Costs in Pension Litigation”, Pension Litigation and Governance, Canadian Institute, Toronto, 2010

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