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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

Announcements

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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Stewart McKelvey welcomes two newly admitted lawyers to our Charlottetown team

Following Bar admission ceremonies in Prince Edward Island, we are pleased to congratulate our Articled Clerks on the next stage of their career, and we welcome Kegan Bradley and Taya…
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Thought Leadership

Recent case re-confirms temporary ailment is not a disability

By Mark Tector and Tiegan A. Scott Decision On April 3, 2024, the Alberta Court of King’s Bench (“ABKB”) upheld a decision of the Chief of the Commissions and Tribunals (the “CCT Decision”), which held that the common flu is not a recognized disability under the Alberta Human Rights Act.  This decision is consistent with…

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Compensation for expropriation: Fair, but not more than fair

By Erin Best, Stephen Penney, Robert Bradley, Megan Kieley1 and Elizabeth Fleet1 Expropriation is a live issue in Canadian courts. The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to broaden the test for constructive expropriation in Annapolis Group Inc. v Halifax Regional Municipality (2022 SCC 36), for example, has had far-reaching impacts on subsequent expropriation cases. More…

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