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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 newly admitted lawyers to Halifax office

Following Bar admission ceremonies last week in Nova Scotia, we are pleased to congratulate our Articled Clerks on the next stage of their career, and we welcome Lauren Agnew, Rackelle…
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Richard Niedermayer, K.C., TEP, awarded the Michael Cadesky Volunteer of the Year Award from STEP Canada

We are pleased to share that Richard Niedermayer, K.C., TEP, Partner in our Halifax office, has received the Michael Cadesky Volunteer of the Year Award from STEP Canada at their…
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Changes affecting federally regulated employers

By Killian McParland and Sophie Poulos There have been many changes in recent months affecting employers governed by federal labour and employment laws. In September 2024, Stewart McKelvey will be hosting a webinar to review those changes and provide insights for employers. In advance of that webinar, a brief summary of the recent developments in…

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Impending changes to Nova Scotia’s Workers’ Compensation Act – Gradual onset stress

By Mark Tector and Annie Gray What’s changing? Currently, workers’ compensation coverage in Nova Scotia applies to only a narrow subset of psychological injuries. Specifically, in Nova Scotia – as in all Atlantic Provinces – “stress” will only constitute an “accident” for workers’ compensation purposes when it arises as “an acute reaction to a traumatic…

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