Sheree Conlon, QC

Partner

Suite 900, Purdy’s Wharf Tower One
1959 Upper Water St.
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 3N2

+1.902.420.3375

+1.902.420.1417

sconlon@stewartmckelvey.com

Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 1997

Legal Assistant(s): Kelley MacDonald

Sheree’s clients include corporations (including directors, officers and shareholders), manufacturers, banks, receivers and individuals in insolvency cases, construction companies and insurers. Some of the ways she has helped her clients include:

  • Routinely acting for manufacturers and suppliers in product liability cases, including advising clients on handling potential recalls and management of customer claims.
  • Representing a transportation/shipping company in a hearing before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal in a case involving a tender dispute.
  • Successfully representing Sobeys in its court challenge of the Sunday shopping legislation and regulations passed by the Nova Scotia government.
  • Representing commercial, property and automobile insurers in Nova Scotia, including coverage disputes and defending claims.
  • Advising parties in shareholders disputes and oppression claims, including, for example, representing a national real estate brokerage in a shareholder dispute arising out of a property syndication in Alberta.
  • Representing parties in obtaining and defending injunctions.

Education & Career

Education

Dalhousie Law School, LLB, 1996
Dalhousie University, B.Sc., 1993

Activities

Member, Professional Responsibility Policies and Procedures Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2017 – present
Board member, Tennis Canada Regional Development Centre, 2017 – present
Council member, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2015 – present
Member, board of directors, Discovery Centre, 2013 – present
Member, Finance and Risk Management Committee, Discovery Centre, 2016 – present
Chair, Gender Equity Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2015 – present
Member, Regional Advisory Committee, The Advocates’ Society, 2016 – present
Member, Stewart McKelvey students committee, 2014 – 2017
Member, Entity Regulation and Risk Working Group Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2015 – 2016
Vice-chair, Insurance Practice Group, 2008 – 2010
Member, Annual Meeting Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, 2006 – 2008
Member, Executive Committee, Nova Scotia Branch, Canadian Bar Association, 2006 – 2009
Chair, Equity Committee, Nova Scotia Branch, Canadian Bar Association, 2006 – 2009
President, Metro Community Housing Association, 1998 – 2006
Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Defence Lawyers
Defence Research Institute
Part-time faculty, Civil Trial Practice, Dalhousie Law School, 2002 – 2006
Faculty Council, Dalhousie University, 2002 – 2003

Accolades

Queen’s Counsel, 2017
Benchmark Canada, local litigation star (General Commercial, Insurance), 2017 – 2018
Benchmark Canada, future star, 2016
Lexpert rating: Litigation – Commercial Insurance

Publications

Claims Canada, February/March 2011, Vol. 5, No. 1: “A Year of Firsts: A number of legal issues were addressed before the courts for the first time in Atlantic Canada over the last year”

Presentations

Presenter, “The Art of Persuasive Speaking”, Canadian Bar Association Skilled Lawyer Series, 2017

Presenter, “Solicitor-Client and Litigation Privilege for Corporate Counsel”, Stewart McKelvey Corporate Counsel Seminar, 2016

Presenter and facilitator, “Challenging Credibility”, Halifax Bench & Bar Series, The Advocates’ Society, 2016

Co-presenter, “Future Loss of Income Claims”, Canadian Bar Association Online CLE, 2015

Presenter, “Inter-jurisdictional Insurance Issues”, Stewart McKelvey Insurance Seminar, 2015

Presenter, “Insurance Coverage Disputes”, Stewart McKelvey Insurance Seminar, 2014

Presenter, “Insurance in the Construction Context”, Stewart McKelvey Construction Seminar, 2014

Presenter, “Appraisers as Expert Witnesses: Duties to the Court and General Tips & Pitfalls”, Appraisal Institute of Canada, Annual National Conference, 2014

Presenter, “Conflicts of Laws and Inter-jurisdictional Insurance Disputes”, Stewart McKelvey Client Seminar, 2014

Presenter, “Fatal Injury Claims”, 2013

Presenter, “The Troubled Project – Trouble Shooting and Liability Risks”, Stewart McKelvey Construction Seminar, 2013

Judge of Second Year Moots, Schulich School of Law, 2011

Presenter, “Pre-Litigation Investigation and Evidence”, Stewart McKelvey Insurance Seminar, 2011

Presenter, “Insurance Contracts in the Construction Context”, Canadian Bar Association Seminar, 2011

Presenter, “CGL Policies and Coverage Disputes”, Stewart McKelvey Insurance Seminar, 2009

Presenter, “Minor Injury Cap”, Stewart McKelvey Client Seminar 2009

Presenter, “The Litigation Process and Courtroom Etiquette for Clients and Witnesses”, School Insurance Program, 2008

Presenter, “Due Diligence and Risk Management for Educators”, Association of Nova Scotia Educational Administrators, 2008

Presenter, “DIP Financing and the Effect on Operating Lenders in CCAA Proceedings”, Stewart McKelvey Commercial Litigation Seminar, 2008

Lecturer, Bar Admission Course of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, including judging the 2011 mock “trial”, 2007 – 2011

Presenter, “School Liability for Sexual Abuse”, School Insurance Program Conference, 2005

Presenter, “CGL Policies and Coverage Overlap”, Stewart McKelvey Insurance Seminar, 2005

Instructor/Lecturer, Civil Trial Practice, Dalhousie Law School, 2003-2006