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 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 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.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Ranked by Chambers Canada 2024 for Employment & Labour [Atlantic Canada – Band 1]
  • Named the Best Lawyers Labour and Employment “Lawyer of the Year” award in Halifax for 2018 and 2024
  • Ranked in the Chambers Canada 2023 Legal Rankings for Employment & Labour
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada for his practice in Labour and Employment (since 2006) and Workers’ Compensation Law (since 2012)
  • Ranked by Lexpert Magazine as a Leading Practitioner in Labour and Employment Law
  • Repeatedly Recommended by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for Labour Relations and Workers' Compensation (Employer), most recently in 2023

Memberships

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Past Chair, National Labour and Employment Law Section (CBA)
  • Past Chair, NS Labour and Employment Law Subsection (CBA)
  • Inducted to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Member, Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Nova Scotia (CPHR Nova Scotia, formerly HRANS)

    Appointments & Community Involvement

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

    Education

    • 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)

    Languages

    • English