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John Plowman, QC


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



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 1976

Legal Assistant(s): Susan Snow

Providing legal services through a professional corporation.

John’s clients include retailers, service providers, universities and educational institutions, manufacturers, and health care and mining firms. Some of the ways he has helped these clients are by:

  • Advising a national employer on terminations resulting from the contracting out of cleaning services.
  • Representing various employers and organizations responding to human rights complaints.
  • Acting for an employer with operations in many provinces in developing a drug and alcohol policy.
  • Representing an employer in a labour arbitration where an employee was dismissed for sick leave fraud and the arbitrator upheld the dismissal relying in part on video surveillance.

Education & Career


University of London, LL.M., 1975
Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1974
Dalhousie University, B. Comm., 1971


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Labour Law Section, Canadian Bar Association


Queen’s Counsel, 2011
Best Lawyers: Labour and Employment Law, 2006, 2008-2020
Martindale-Hubbell rating: BV Distinguished®

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