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McInnes Cooper’s Wylie Spicer quoted on marine mining in Mining Journal
May 19, 2015

McInnes Cooper Counsel and Maritime and Energy Law lawyer Wylie Spicer is nationally and internationally known for his experience and expertise in deep seabed mining. Wylie was recently quoted on marine mining in Mining Journal’s special report, “Seeking returns in uncharted waters” by Ruth Green, published in Mining Journal on March 20, 2015 (at page 14).* If

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Congratulations to Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEOs
May 13, 2015

McInnes Cooper is pleased to congratulate all of the CEOs named in the 17th annual issue of Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEOs.  The CEOs are nominated by the public and then after accepting the nomination they are judged by a panel that is comprised of members of Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame.  The winners

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McInnes Cooper Privacy Lawyer David Fraser quoted in the Financial Post
May  4, 2015

Privacy lawyer David Fraser was quoted in the April 29th edition of the Financial Post. The article, based around the 1,100 undisclosed foreign donations to The Clinton Foundation, states that most of the donations were made from Canadians to a Canadian affiliate of the charity. Canada’s federal privacy law forbids the affiliate, a Canadian-registered charity, from revealing

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Gavin Giles, QC elected to NSBS Council
April 30, 2015

Litigation partner Gavin Giles, QC was one of three new members elected to the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Council this week. The vote was the final stage in the election process which began in March of this year. Gavin and the two others will begin their term as members starting on June 13th, 2015.   Congratulations

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Congratulations to Dr. Colin J. Dodds of Saint Mary’s University
April 29, 2015

McInnes Cooper is pleased to extend their congratulations to Dr. Colin J. Dodds  for his 15 years of leadership serving as President and Vice-Chancellor at Saint Mary’s University. Over the last 15 years Saint Mary’s University has developed into Canada’s most international campus, with students from 100 countries attending the University.   Congratulations, Dr. Dodds.    

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McInnes Cooper Privacy Lawyer David Fraser on Workplace Privacy Issues
March 25, 2015

Read what McInnes Cooper’s Privacy lawyer David Fraser says about privacy issues in the workplace in Lexpert’s February 2015 article, “Privacy Matters”. 

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McInnes Cooper Privacy Lawyer David Fraser quoted in two news articles about privacy issues
March 24, 2015

McInnes Cooper Privacy lawyer David Fraser was recently quoted in two national articles involving privacy issues.   The first was an article released by Global News involving the distribution of personalinformation of 2,000 Liberal Party members by a candidate for the party’s nomination. This lead to the candidate stepping down, however, was it a violation under the Privacy Act? Read

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Privacy Breach Class Action Update. Privacy Commissioner says Health Canada violated privacy laws
March 16, 2015

Commissioner: Health Canada violated privacy laws by disclosing personal health information of over 40,000 Canadians    The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada has completed its investigation of Health Canada’s privacy breach affecting over 40,000 licensees of the Marihuana Medical Access Program (MMAP), concluding that Health Canada violated federal privacy laws.    In November

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Associate Amanda Nash quoted in Ottawa Citizen regarding forced medical retirement decision
March 13, 2015

A recent decision by the Federal Court regarding forced medical retirement means that the Treasury Board policy on medical retirement could face scrutiny by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to determine if it discriminates against people with disabilities.   Amanda Nash represents Cecilia Carroll, who was working for Service Canada in St. John’s, N.L., and leads a complaint

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Happy International Women’s Day. Making it happen @ McInnes Cooper
March  5, 2015

For generations we’ve benefited from extraordinary women who, day after day, put their heart and soul into making a real impact on our lives, careers and communities. Women’s vision and energy is doing nothing less than changing the world.   On March 8th, we thank and celebrate the women who are making it happen at

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Two prominent NS lawyers joining McInnes Cooper as partners
March  3, 2015

McInnes Cooper is pleased to announce that two reputable Nova Scotia lawyers are joining the firm as partners – Sarah Campbell and Brian Awad.    Sarah Campbell has been practising with a prominent Truro law firm since 2001, which included her leadership of the firm’s corporate / commercial practice group.  Over the course of her

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Happy New Year
February 13, 2015

Happy New Year, Gung Hay Fat Choy and Gong Xi Fa Cai, from everyone at McInnes Cooper.

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McInnes Cooper to Support NS Entrepreneurs Through Pro Bono Partnership With CEED
February 10, 2015

The Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED) and McInnes Cooper are taking action to reduce the financial burden for entrepreneurs by providing access to pro bono legal advice.   Earlier today, CEED and McInnes Cooper announced a partnership developed to help reduce barriers to legal services by providing eligible CEED clients with access to

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McInnes Cooper files class action for disabled veterans denied benefits due to alleged flawed and unfair process
February  6, 2015

HALIFAX – McInnes Cooper lawyer Daniel Wallace has filed a Notice of Application with the Federal Court, Halifax, on January 19, 2015 on behalf of disabled military veteran Fernand Kenney of Quebec. By launching this proposed class proceeding, Mr. Kenney asks the Court to review of the Government’s decision to deny him long-term disability benefits

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Peter Driscoll Wins Benchmark Canada’s Atlantic Litigator of the Year 2015
February  6, 2015

McInnes Cooper congratulates Peter Driscoll on winning the Benchmark Canada 2015 Atlantic Litigator of the Year award for the second year running. Lawyers from across the country were recognized for important litigation matters, in particular their work involving cases which set important precedents or whose verdicts involve notably high dollar amounts.   Peter is a McInnes Cooper Partner

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