Kevin is a Partner in our Halifax office and a member of the firm’s Construction & Infrastructure and Energy practice groups. His practice is concentrated in the litigation of construction disputes, including those related to offshore oil and gas installations, as well as complex commercial, administrative and tort matters. He has successfully presented cases as counsel in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Canada and before arbitration panels in large construction claims. Kevin is also frequently called upon to provide advice in the negotiation, drafting and interpretation of procurement and construction agreements for owners, architects, engineers and contractors, and to litigate the enforceability of clauses limiting or excluding liability. He has published articles in the areas of construction contracts, international trade and professional liability, and regularly lectures in the Construction Association of Nova Scotia and industry seminars on the litigation of construction disputes, the law of tendering and construction contracts, as well as electronic and traditional procurement methods.
Kevin is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Canadian Bar Association, where he is Chair of the provincial Construction Law Section. Active in university affairs, Kevin served for ten years as Secretary of the Board of Governors of the University of King’s College, where he was a member of the Board’s Executive and Governance Committees, as well as Chair of the university’s Board of Appeal and Discipline. Kevin also co-founded and continues to teach the course in Construction Law in the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie, where he previously taught Civil Trial Practice for several years. Recently, Kevin was appointed to the Board of the Supply Chain Management Association Nova Scotia.
Kevin is ranked in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for his practice in Construction Law and since 2016 has been named a Litigation Star for Nova Scotia in Benchmark Canada.
LL.B., Queen's University
B.A. (Hons) (Jurisprudence), Oxford University
- Nova Scotia (2001)
- Newfoundland & Labrador (2016)