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Tipper McEwan


Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2011

Legal Assistant(s): Joseph Chupick

Tipper practices in the areas of insurance defence, commercial litigation and real property litigation. He represents clients before all levels of court in the Province with an emphasis on civil litigation in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, but he has also appeared before the Utility and Review Board, Nova Scotia Small Claims Court, and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Tribunal. He looks for the right resolution for the problem, be it a settlement or a court decision. Some of Tipper’s recent matters include:

  • Representing a property owner in a boundary dispute involving claims for adverse possession and prescriptive easements.
  • Representing two purchasers in a successful breach of contract claim against a resort developer.
  • Co-counsel in a fire-loss coverage case where the insurer successfully defended the claim based on a material change in risk.
  • Arguing before the Court of Appeal in a commercial dispute.
  • Co-counsel in expropriation hearings before the Utility and Review Board.
  • Co-counsel in a multi-million dollar breach of contract trial.

Education & Career


Dalhousie University, LL.B., 2010
Queen’s University, M.A., 2006
Queen’s University, B.A. (honours), 2005


Co-chair, Canadian Defence Lawyers Young Lawyers Division for Nova Scotia


Benchmark Canada, 40 & Under Hot List (Insurance, Commercial), 2017 – 2022


Co-author, “Consequential Damages for Breach of Contract: A Primer on The Principles”, Annual Review of Civil Litigation 2011 (ThompsonCarswell)

“Pulling the Ivy Out of the Window: Presumptions of Privacy in the Home and R v. Gomboc”, Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies, Vol 19, 2010


Co-presenter, “THE CAP – What’s changed, what hasn’t, plaintiff arguments, defense strategies”, CIAA Nova Scotia Region Education

May 05, 2011

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