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Response to COVID-19

Stewart McKelvey is monitoring the path of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) very closely, and the health and safety of our clients and colleagues is top of mind. We have a dedicated COVID-19 team that includes our CEO, our Managing Partners throughout Atlantic Canada and our internal legal advisors from relevant practice areas.

We are monitoring travel advisories and the travel of our firm members and putting appropriate safeguards in place. We are also communicating with our lawyers and staff regularly to ensure that all are aware of current recommended preventative measures.

Currently, all six of Stewart McKelvey’s offices are open and operating normally. We have had the ability to work  remotely for many years, and have a contingency plan in place in the event that all or most of our firm members are not permitted to physically be present in an office. Our site diversification allows us to operate from any office and, with the exception of our St. John’s, NL office, all offices are easily accessible by car for our lawyers and core support staff.

This will ensure we can provide uninterrupted service to our clients.

Many of our clients are also dealing with COVID-19 response within their own businesses. Stewart McKelvey stands ready to assist with any questions or concerns regarding remote work, absence management, and workplace health and safety. We also encourage you to regularly check for Government of Canada updates and advisories here.

We will continue to monitor and respond to the latest developments, and are here to support you as we navigate this challenging time together.

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Rebecca Saturley, Halifax office Managing Partner, elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, and is the first female in the fellowship from Atlantic Canada

June 24, 2020

We would like to congratulate Rebecca Saturley, Managing Partner in our Halifax office, on becoming a Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers. Rebecca is the first female to be elected into the…

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Congratulations to our Charlottetown Articled Clerks on being called to the Prince Edward Island Bar

June 22, 2020

We would like to congratulate our Charlottetown Articled Clerks on being admitted to the Prince Edward Island Bar. Graeme Stetson was admitted on May 22; Jacob Zelman was admitted on June 5, and Charlotte Jenkins…

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Congratulations to our Moncton, Saint John and Fredericton Articled Clerks on being called to the New Brunswick Bar

June 17, 2020

We are pleased to announce that our Moncton, Saint John and Fredericton Articled Clerks were admitted to the New Brunswick Bar yesterday: Evan MacKnight (Fredericton office) Kathleen Nash (Fredericton office) Marie-Pier Cyr (Moncton office) Robert…

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Curtis Doyle, Articled Clerk in our Charlottetown office, selected as a 2021 law clerk for the Supreme Court of Canada

June 12, 2020

We would like to congratulate our Charlottetown office Articled Clerk, Curtis Doyle, on being selected as a law clerk for the Supreme Court of Canada. In the summer of 2021, Curtis will be heading to…

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Congratulations to our Halifax office articled clerks on being called to the Nova Scotia bar

June 9, 2020

We would like to congratulate our Halifax office articled clerks on being called to the Nova Scotia bar this past Friday during a virtual ceremony: James Gamblin David Slipp Madeleine Coats Selby Evans Katharine Mack…

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Halifax Partner Colin Piercey inducted into the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers

June 8, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Colin Piercey, Partner in the Halifax office, is now a Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers. In a virtual ceremony held on May 30, 2020, outgoing President,…

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Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory lists 78 firm lawyers as leading practitioners.

April 27, 2020

The 2020 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory has listed 78 Firm lawyers as top legal talent in Canada. Lexpert determines its national listing through an annual peer survey across a variety of practice areas, including banking and…

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Candace Thomas, QC appointed the new Deputy Minister of Justice for Nova Scotia

April 1, 2020

We are pleased to congratulate Candace Thomas, QC, on her appointment to the Province of Nova Scotia’s new Deputy Minister of Justice. Candace will also serve as Deputy Minister of the new Office of Social…

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think: changing the narrative

March 23, 2020

At Stewart McKelvey we value diversity and inclusion, and are committed to providing a workplace that fosters a culture of awareness, appreciation and respect. Part of this commitment includes our Firmwide Women’s Initiative – a…

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Grant Machum receives Institute of Corporate Directors designation

March 19, 2020

Halifax partner Grant Machum has recently completed the Directors Education Program to obtain an Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D). In completing this national program, developed by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the University…

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