Dunsmuir after a decade: its impact on administrative law

As the tenth anniversary of Dunsmuir v. New Brunswick approaches, Saint John and Fredericton managing partner Clarence Bennett reflects on what actually happened in the case that made significant contributions to a new framework for standard of review. In a piece for Paul Daly’s blog, Administrative Law Matters, Clarence explains his role in the March 7, 2008 case and shares some thoughts he had throughout the trial.

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Planning ahead: Richard Niedermayer, TEP, discusses unique trusts & estates planning & administration issues

January 14, 2019

During a Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Ottawa branch meeting Wednesday, January 16, Halifax partner Richard Niedermayer, TEP, will help to answer some questions surrounding various trusts and estates matters. He will join an…

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Three Firm lawyers called to the Nova Scotia bar

January 11, 2019

We congratulate Lauren Harper, Sarah Jackson and Chenchen Yu on their call to the Nova Scotia bar this morning. Former articled clerks Lauren and Sarah are beginning their careers at the Firm as associates, with…

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Seven lawyers admitted to Firm partnership

January 2, 2019

We are pleased to celebrate the following lawyers who have been admitted to the Stewart McKelvey partnership as of January 1, 2019: Halifax: Ryan Baker Sean Kelly Andrea Shakespeare Saint John: Sarah Dever Letson Christopher…

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Bruce Grant, QC, looks back on 30 years of Newfoundland & Labrador oil & gas association membership

December 19, 2018

2018 marks 30 years since Stewart McKelvey became a member of Noia, Canada’s largest offshore petroleum association. To celebrate this milestone, St. John’s partner Bruce Grant, QC, was interviewed for an article in Noia News,…

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Happy Holidays/Joyeuses Fêtes!

December 10, 2018

From all of us at the Firm, we wish you a happy holiday season!

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Scott Norton, QC, appointed to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia

November 30, 2018

As announced by Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould earlier today, Halifax partner Scott Norton, QC, has been appointed to be a justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. Scott…

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Erin Best featured as a Woman Leading in Law

November 26, 2018

St. John’s partner Erin Best was recently interviewed for the blog series, Women Leading in Law, by Erin Cowling. This series highlights Canadian women who are seen as leaders in the legal profession, and has…

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Sara Espinal Henao discusses the importance of welcoming refugees

November 23, 2018

In an article for the Chronicle Herald, Halifax associate Sara Espinal Henao shared the positive impact immigrant families can have on Canadian culture, and the economy. “Many of these people that we welcome come with…

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Clarence Bennett recognized as a Rising Star

November 8, 2018

As a recognition of excellence in the field of business law and litigation across Canada, Clarence Bennett, managing partner in Saint John and Fredericton, has received a Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40 Award. In addition…

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Emerging topics in estate planning & administration

November 2, 2018

Halifax partner Richard Niedermayer, TEP, has written an article in the October 2018 Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (“STEP”) Canada newsletter, reviewing some unique estate planning and administration issues addressed at this year’s STEP conference. In…

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