Stewart McKelvey

Employment Department

Atlantic Canada
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What the team is known for First-class team which services public and private sector employers in labour and employment matters both regionally and nationwide. Sought-after defence counsel for wrongful dismissal claims and human rights complaints and highly rated for its advice on workplace safety and workers' compensation issues. Also evokes praise for its excellent experience of labour board proceedings, collective bargaining and grievance arbitrations. The firm also advises on pensions and employee benefits.

Strengths Sources regard the firm as "fantastic" and a "really big player in Atlantic Canada."

Notable practitioners

Brian Johnston QC holds a wealth of experience in management-side employment law. His wide-ranging practice covers collective bargaining, terminations and drug and alcohol policy, among other areas of expertise.

Based in Saint John, New Brunswick, Clarence Bennett is highly regarded for his work on management-side employment and human rights law. He has been engaged by a variety of public and private sector clients, including Crown corporations.

Harold Smith offers extensive experience servicing clients from a broad range of industries, including mining, offshore oil and manufacturing. His broad skill set lends itself to issues involving collective bargaining, arbitration and OHSA advice.