- Former Director of Blue J Legal Product Advisory Council 2020-2021
Primrose is a lawyer at McInnes Cooper’s Halifax, NS office. Her practice focuses on tax, estate planning, trusts and corporate law. Primrose provides various tax-effective planning strategies for businesses and their owners and resolves disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency. She is a regular contributor to Taxnet Pro™ Tax Hyperion Expert Insight from McInnes Cooper. In addition, she is currently pursuing Chartered Professional Accountants Canada’s In-Depth Tax Program.
Primrose immigrated to Halifax from Sri Lanka in 2007. While in Sri Lanka, she was pursuing the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) program. She has been invited to speak about her path to becoming a lawyer in Canada on several occasions. She presented at the 2019 Spring Dinner for the Halifax Chamber of Commerce on work-integrated learning and how Nova Scotian employers can attract and retain talent. She was also named one of the Most Inspiring Immigrants of the Maritimes for 2020.
Primrose shows great discipline to pursue goals and navigate complex obstacles. Her resilient sense of determination is injected into her practice for the benefit of clients. She leads with a solution mindset, applying professional experience in sales, insurance underwriting and financial accounting to the practice of law.
She has volunteered in every federal, provincial and municipal election for nearly a decade in various support and leadership roles. From volunteering for the Dalhousie Alumni Association Board of Directors to coaching students on how to navigate law school and the legal recruitment process, she is an avid supporter of initiatives that create positive outcomes. Showing great enthusiasm, Primrose is a valued mentor to many. She is a respected advocate for democracy, empowerment, inclusion and work-life balance/choice.
Primrose is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.
Sep 29, 2020
This publication has been updated as of June 30, 2022. Recent incidents in Canada and the U.S. have impinged that the impact of systemic…
Jan 18, 2020
McInnes Cooper is pleased to congratulate Primrose Watson for being selected as one of the Most Inspiring Immigrants in the Maritimes for 2020…