McInnes Cooper

Employment Department

Atlantic Canada
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What the team is known for Pre-eminent employment and labour practice group, lauded for its skilful representation of local, national and international employers. Offers in-depth knowledge of labour relations and provides adept guidance on termination disputes, pensions and benefits, human rights matters and workplace health and safety. Industry expertise cuts across sectors including oil and gas, construction and property, mining, shipping and aviation.

Strengths Sources highlight the firm as being one of the "dominant" firms in Atlantic Canada for labour and employment law.

Notable practitioners

Denis Mahoney is "one of the best and most respected labour and lawyers in the province," said one source. His practice is distinguished by its breadth, encompassing issues from drug and alcohol and cannabis in the workplace to labour relations and human rights. He is based in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Jack Graham is well respected for his long-standing experience of employer-side labour law. He has notable expertise in such areas as compensation litigation, labour arbitration and human rights cases. His client base features a number of national tech and customer contact companies.

Market commentators regard Malcolm Boyle as an "amazing" and "very capable"practitioner. With experience across a wide range of issues, he is particularly well regarded for his representation of employers in the context of trade union action.