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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


Stewart McKelvey welcomes new Associate to the Firm

Called to the Bar in Prince Edward Island today, we welcome Hannah Stordy to the Firm. Hannah will assist clients in areas including labour & employment, human rights, and litigation…
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Stewart McKelvey welcomes two newly admitted lawyers to our St. John’s team

Following Bar admission ceremonies in Newfoundland and Labrador, we are pleased to congratulate our Articled Clerks on the next stage of their career, and we welcome Jayna Green and Matthew…
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Thought Leadership

Cybersecurity class actions against database defendants persist, but hurdles for plaintiffs remain

By Sarah Dever Letson, CIPP/C, Meaghan McCaw and Bertina Lou[1] Two decisions earlier this month from the Court of Appeal for British Columbia left open the question as to whether so-called “database defendants” can be held liable in negligence or statutory privacy torts where, due to their inadequate security, a third-party hacker accesses a person’s private…

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Let’s talk about batteries: Nova Scotia Power’s latest development in renewable energy

In conjunction with our upcoming sponsorship of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce luncheon, featuring the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources the Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, we are pleased to present a Thought Leadership article highlighting one of the many renewable energy topics to be discussed.  By Nancy Rubin and Marina Luro[1] In a promising new…

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