About Malcolm

Malcolm is a Partner in our Halifax office with a well-established practice in labour and employment law. Malcolm represents local, national and international employers throughout Canada in all sectors and industries. He has a successful record representing management during union organizing campaigns and he appears regularly as employer counsel before provincial and national labour boards, employment standards tribunals, human rights tribunals, workers’ compensation hearing boards and many private arbitration or mediation boards. In addition, Malcolm provides strategic advice on all matters dealing with employees from employment termination and OH&S accidents to pension plan matters.

Malcolm has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada for his practice in Labour and Employment and Workers’ Compensation Law since 2006 and was named the Best Lawyers 2018 Labour and Employment “Lawyer of the Year” award in Halifax. He is ranked by Lexpert Magazine as a Leading Practitioner in Labour and Employment Law and is listed in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. He is also ranked in the Chambers Canada 2023 Legal Rankings for Employment & Labour. Malcolm is a frequent writer and speaker on labour relations, employment and employment benefits. He also provides human resources and positive employee relations training to clients’ personnel.

Malcolm is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, past Chair of National Labour and Employment Law Section and past Chair of NS Labour and Employment Law Subsection. He has been inducted to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and belongs to Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Nova Scotia (CPHR Nova Scotia, formerly HRANS).

Malcolm is involved in his community and has served as an expert member of the United Church of Canada Pension Board. He also chairs a branch of a national mentorship program.


  • J.D., Queen's University (1982)
  • M.A., University of Toronto (1979)
  • B.A., Bishop's University (1978)

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario (1984)
  • Northwest Territories (1988)
  • Nova Scotia (1991)
  • Prince Edward Island (1993)


  • English

Awards & Recognitions

  • Repeatedly Recommended by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for Labour Relations (2023)
  • Repeatedly Recommended by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for Workers' Compensation (Employer) (2023)

Appointments & Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors on the Canada Games Council
  • Former Board Member of the United Church of Canada Pension Board