About Peter

Peter 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 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.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Ranked by Chambers Canada 2024 for Litigation: General Commercial [Atlantic Canada – Band 3]
  • Repeatedly Recommended by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for Litigation - Commercial Insurance, Litigation - Corporate Commercial and Professional Liability (most recently in 2024)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® Canada for his practice in Administrative and Public Law (since 2013), Insurance Law (since 2009), Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation (since 2011)
  • Listed as Provincial Litigation Star in Benchmark Litigation Canada


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

Bar Admissions

  • Nova Scotia (1987)


  • English