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About Peter

Peter Rogers is a civil litigator whose areas of special interest include administrative law, municipal law, commercial litigation, health law, and constitutional law. He has extensive land use planning and development advocacy experience. He has also been involved in complex multi-party litigation, shareholder oppression claims, insurance litigation and a wide variety of other commercial, municipal and hospital disputes.

Peter has served as both the primary municipal solicitor and as external counsel for municipalities on individual cases or special projects. Recently, he has been involved in a number of town dissolution or municipal amalgamation proceedings before the Utility and Review Board. He also acts for health authorities, particularly in connection with medical staff privileges issues, disciplinary issues, human rights complaints and contractual disputes between health authorities and physicians.

Peter has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as well as the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for his practice in administrative and public law, corporate and commercial litigation, insurance law, and personal injury litigation. He is also listed as Provincial Litigation Star in Benchmark Canada. He inspires client confidence through his ability to objectively assess the merits of his clients’ legal position. Realistic, sound advice and candour are his hallmarks.

Having began his career serving as a law clerk to then-Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, the Hon. Brian Dickson, Peter learned first-hand early on the importance of keeping one’s eye at all times on the big picture. He continues to lead with this mindset today.

Peter has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as all superior courts in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. He has conducted hearings before a variety of statutory boards, tribunals and arbitrators.

Education

  • LL.B., Dalhousie University (1985)
  • B.A., Carleton University (1974)

Bar Admissions

  • Nova Scotia (1987)

Languages

  • English