About Ian

Ian is a Partner in our Halifax office. He provides advice daily to all kinds of employers across Nova Scotia in all matters relating to human resources, hiring, discipline and termination. Ian has successfully argued civil jury cases relating to both employment and personal injury before all levels of court in Nova Scotia; he has also appeared numerous times before the Labour Relations Board and the Labour Standards Tribunal. Ian is also listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.

Ian acts as chief negotiator for several major employers and school boards in Atlantic Canada. He conducts collective bargaining for large and small employers in Nova Scotia and has considerable expertise in negotiating and drafting collective agreements. He frequently participates in arbitrations on behalf of employers in Nova Scotia.

A much sought after presenter, Ian regularly speaks at labour and employment conferences and education law seminars. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, and the Canadian Association Counsel to Employer (CACE). Ian is past President of the Canadian Association Practical Study of Law in Education (CAPSLE) and has served as past President of the Oakfield Golf and Country Club. Ian is the solicitor for Hockey Nova Scotia and currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Halifax Major Bantam Hockey Club.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recipient of CPHR Nova Scotia's Collaborative Counsel Award (2023)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® Canada for his practice in Labour and Employment Law (since 2006) and in Education Law (since 2014)

Appointments & Community Involvement

  • Vice President on the board of the Ashburn Golf Club
  • Former Board Member and Past President of the Canadian Association Practical Study of Law in Education (CAPSLE), 2012-2018


  • LL.B., Dalhousie University (1991)
  • B.A. (Hons.), Mount Allison University (1988)

Bar Admissions

  • Nova Scotia (1992)
  • Prince Edward Island (2013)


  • English