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David Fraser interviewed regarding Ashley Madison Data Dump
August 25, 2015

Privacy lawyer David Fraser was interviewed on Friday August 21st on CTV News Channel regarding the Ashley Madison data dump and speaks further on internet privacy breach and the upcoming class actions being filed.   View the complete interview on CTV News Channel.

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McInnes Cooper Lawyers named in Best Lawyers ® and Lawyer of the Year 2016
August 25, 2015

McInnes Cooper is very pleased to have 94 of our lawyers mentioned in Best Lawyers® in Canada 2016. Best Lawyers ® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey (more than 41,000 leading lawyers cast almost 3.9 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas).   View a copy of the full list of our

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David Fraser quoted in article investigating the deep internet
August  6, 2015

Halifax privacy lawyer, David Fraser, was recently quoted in an online article with Vice News regarding the Canadian Federal Police investing in software that will explore the deepest parts of the internet.   David is quoted saying: “The complicated thing is what do they do when they get there and what do they do with

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McInnes Cooper Law Students are top fundraisers at Lawn Summer Nights
July 31, 2015

McInnes Cooper is proud to annouce that the student team who participated in the Halifax event of Lawn Summer Nights was 6th in the list of top fundraisers in Canada.   Lawn Summer Nights, which started in 2009, has raised over $1 million dollars for cystic fibrosis.   The McInnes Cooper team, which consisted of

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McInnes Cooper successful in appeal brought forward by Canadian Association for Free Expression
July 30, 2015

McInnes Cooper was successful in acting for the Respondent in an appeal brought forward by the Canadian Association for Free Expression. In the appeal decision Justice Deschênes, Justice Quigg and Justice Green agreed with the application judge’s original decision to invalidate a residual bequest from the Estate of Harry Robert McCorkill to the beneficiary, National

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Federal Court certifies privacy class action by Medical Marihuana patients against Health Canada
July 28, 2015

The Federal Court of Canada has certified a class action commenced on behalf of more than 40,000 medical Marihuana licensees alleging that Health Canada violated their privacy.   In November 2013, Health Canada sent notices to over 40,000 participants of the Marihuana Medical Access Program (MMAP) to advise of changes to regulations governing the use

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Gary Scales recognized for years of service to United Way PEI
July 28, 2015

Prince Edward Island Regional Lead Partner Gary Scales was honoured this week for his volunteer board work with the United Way PEI. Gary has sat on the board as a Director for the last 6 years.   Congratulations Gary on this wonderful honour.

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Michelle Awad named one of Benchmark’s Top 25 Female Litigators in Canada
July 22, 2015

McInnes Cooper is proud to congratulate Partner Michelle Awad, QC on being named one of Benchmark’s Top 25 Female Litigators in Canada.   Michelle, who is appearing on this list for the second year in a row, was also voted 2014 Halifax Insurance lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyer and voted Female Litigator of the

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McInnes Cooper celebrates Halifax Pride 2015
July 16, 2015

As part of our partnership with Halifax Pride, members of the business  community joined us for lunch and networking to kick off Halifax Pride Week celebrations. Our firm believes that a workplace rich in diversity inspires our team to realize their full potential and enhances our ability to deliver exceptional services our clients. Words shared at today’s event by Charlottetown lawyer Ryan Baxter demonstrate that it is our people who

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Ray Ivany named Person of the Year
July 15, 2015

McInnes Cooper would like to congratulate Ray Ivany on being named the Halifax Chamber of Commerce 2015 Person of the Year.   Ray, who currently serves as President and Vice-Chancellor of Acadia University and is also the author of the Ivany Report, also received this honour in 2004.   Congratulations Ray!   Read the full

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Atlantic Canadian Pride @ McInnes Cooper
July 13, 2015

McInnes Cooper is committed to creating an inclusive workplace environment that values, respects and supports the different perspectives, cultures and experiences of our clients and our people. We believe that providing a workplace rich in diversity inspires all members of our team to realize their full potential and enhances our ability to deliver innovative and

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John O’Dea named NLCA Patron of the Arts
July  9, 2015

McInnes Cooper is pleased to congratulate John O’Dea on being named the NLCA Patron of the Arts for 2015.   This award, given to a person, business or organization, recognizes an ongoing commitment to the arts in Newfoundland and Labrador through innovative, community, or sustained support of artistic activity.   Congratulations John!   Read a

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Cheryl Hodder hosts Ambassador of Sweden to Canada
July  2, 2015

Honorary Consul of Sweden and Halifax Partner Cheryl Hodder will be hosting His Excellency Per Ola Sjögren, Ambassador of Sweden to Canada on his trip to Halifax this week.   The Ambassador is visiting Halifax from July 1st to 5th and will be travelling throughout the region. He will meet with Mayor Mike Savage as well as Premier Stephen

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McInnes Cooper Privacy Lawyer David Fraser on data breach disclosure in TechVibes
June 27, 2015

Privacy lawyer David Fraser was recently quoted in an article in TechVibes online in regards to the new law being introduced which requires business to disclose data breaches.   Read a full copy of the article on TechVibes.

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Ann Marie McDonald appointed judge to the Federal Court
June 26, 2015

McInnes Cooper is proud to congratulate Ann Marie McDonald on being appointed to the Federal Court of Canada.   Madam Justice McDonald first joined McInnes Cooper in 2000 and currently serves as Deputy Managing Partner based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She is replacing Mr. Justice R.T. Hughes, who elected to become a supernumerary judge, effective September

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