Tipper McEwan

Partner

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

+1.902.444.1743

+1.902.420.1417

tmcewan@stewartmckelvey.com

Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2011

Legal Assistant(s): Julie Mutch

Tipper practices in the areas of insurance defence, commercial litigation and real property litigation. He has argued before the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, the 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

Education

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

Activities

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

Accolades

Benchmark Canada Under 40 Hotlist, 2017

Publications

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

Presentations

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

May 05, 2011