Announcements

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

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 Ottawa lawyer to review the drafting and other considerations for different kinds of trusts, powers of appointment, pour-over wills and…
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Three Firm lawyers called to the Nova Scotia bar

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 Lauren focusing on general health care matters and Sarah practicing general litigation. Chenchen, who has transferred from our Charlottetown office,…
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Seven lawyers admitted to Firm partnership

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 Marr, TEP St. John’s: Gabriel Brodeur Koren Thomson
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Thought Leadership

Client Update: Not a “token gesture”: Nova Scotia Court of Appeal confirms deductibility of future CPP disability benefits from tort damages

Jennifer Taylor In an important decision for the auto insurance industry, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has confirmed that future CPP disability benefits are indeed deductible from damages awarded in Nova Scotia cases for future loss of earning capacity or future loss of income. The case is Sparks v Holland. It is a sequel,…
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Client Update: Change is the only constant – Bill C-86 changes in federal labour and employment regulation

Brian Johnston, QC and Matthew Jacobs Bill C-86, enacted as SC 2018, c. 27, will effect massive changes upon how federal labour and employment relations are regulated. They come into effect in 2019 with staggered implementation dates. Employers in the federal sphere should be alert to changes in: Breaks and rest periods; Minimum age; Leave;…
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2018 Year in Review: Atlantic Canada Labour & Employment Law Developments

We can all make 2019 a success by building on the year that was. For employers, 2018 was a year of many notable developments in labour and employment law across the country. We saw Ontario enact significant legislative changes only to roll many of them back following a turnover in government; the federal government propose…
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Upcoming Events

We do not have any events scheduled at this time. Please check back for updates.

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