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Practice Innovation Partner Paul Saunders has received a Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40 Award, recognizing his role as a trailblazer in the legal landscape across Canada. Upon being admitted to the Stewart McKelvey partnership in 2015, Paul left his thriving corporate law practice to become the Firm’s first Practice Innovation Partner. He built…
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Chatelaine magazine names Candace L. Thomas, QC, one of 13 women who rocked 2019

In the December 2019 issue of Chatelaine, Halifax partner Candace L. Thomas, QC, has been listed among the 13 Women Who Rocked 2019. These women of the year consist of athletes, environmentalists, record-breakers and others who have brought about change and led the way forward. Candace was recognized for making history as the first woman…
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Marc Reardon and Michelle Black provide insight into the business of law

Halifax partner Marc Reardon and associate Michelle Black will present to Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law students tomorrow, October 31, at a Law+ session. During their presentation, Marc and Michelle will discuss the differences between studying and practicing law, the environment at large law firms and what lawyers can do to succeed in private…
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Pension plan recovers overpayments made to deceased

Level Chan and Dante Manna On October 31, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in Threlfall v Carleton University, 2019 SCC 50, dismissing an appeal from the Quebec Court of Appeal. Carleton University successfully recovered $497,332.64 of pension payments it had made in respect of a retiree, Mr. R, after his death.…
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Diversity disclosure under the Canada Business Corporations Act

Andrew Burke, Colleen Keyes and David Slipp Starting January 1, 2020 “Distributing Corporations” under the Canada Business Corporations Act (“CBCA”) will be subject to new disclosure requirements relating to the diversity of directors and senior management. Who will be affected by these changes? This new legislation will only affect entities existing under the CBCA that…
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The Crown of Copyright

Daniela Bassan Last month, the Supreme Court of Canada released its much-anticipated decision in Keatley Surveying Ltd. v Teranet Inc., 2019 SCC 43. This was a certified class proceeding on behalf of all land surveyors in Ontario who registered or deposited plans of survey in the provincial land registry offices.  The surveyors claimed that the…
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“As times, technology and expectations evolve, Stewart McKelvey is continually leading the way forward for clients and the legal industry.”

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Upcoming Events

Associates Networking Event

November 16
Saint John, New Brunswick Canada
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Universities Seminar

November 28

Covering current issues facing universities. This seminar will be hosted simultaneously at each of our six Stewart McKelvey offices (Charlottetown, Fredericton, Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, and St. John’s).

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New Brunswick Labour and Employment Seminar

April 2, 2020
Saint John, New Brunswick Canada

A seminar covering the latest topics in labour and employment law.

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Insurance Seminar

May 7, 2020
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada

A seminar covering the latest topics in insurance law.

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If you would like additional information about our events, please contact Candice Porter, Events Coordinator, at cnporter@stewartmckelvey.com

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