Jonathan Hooper

Legal Assistant: Thomasina Martin

Jonathan practises civil litigation and has appeared in all levels of court in Nova Scotia, as well as representing clients in Ontario court proceedings. He also practises in areas of wills and estates and corporate and business law.

Jonathan was first called to the bar in New Zealand and practised civil litigation in Auckland with a focus on multi-unit leaky building litigation before returning to Canada. He worked for a short time at a law firm in New Brunswick before moving to Halifax.
  • Bar Admission: New Brunswick, 2012
  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 2012
  • Bar Admission: New Zealand, 2010
  • Certificate of Qualification, Federation of Canadian Law Societies (2011)
  • Practising Certificate – New Zealand Law Society (2010)
  • Professional Legal Studies, College of Law (2010)
  • University of Auckland, Bachelor of Laws (2009)
  • Mount Allison University, Bachelor of Arts (2004)

Jonathan’ practice has included:

  • Litigation in all areas of law including: Estates, Corporate and Commercial, and Property law;
  • Company and Corporate law matters including: incorporations, sale and purchase of businesses, employment agreements, consulting contracts, debt collection and bankruptcy matters
  • Estate Planning; and
  • Prosecutor for the Federal Crown (agent of the Assistant Deputy Attorney General) for parking and Motor Vehicle Act offences on military bases – prosecuting in English and French
Professional Activities and Affiliations
  • Nova Scotia Barristers` Society
  • Canadian Bar Association 
  • Counsel Member, Canadian Bar Association, Nova Scotia Branch
  • Co-Chair, CBA Law Day Committee for Nova Scotia
  • Halifax Estate Planning Council
  • The Advocates` Society
Personal, Community and Volunteer Activities
  • Lawyer advisor to the Halifax Regional School Board Law Co-Op Program
  • “Ontario could look to New Zealand for condo reform ideas”, Law Times, October 29, 2012 
  • “New Zealand licensing process provides model for majority, minority options”, Law Times, December 2012 
  • “Powers of Attorney: The Importance of Well-Informed Decisions”, STEP Inside, February 2015
Qualifications
  • Bar Admission: New Brunswick, 2012
  • Bar Admission: Nova Scotia, 2012
  • Bar Admission: New Zealand, 2010
  • Certificate of Qualification, Federation of Canadian Law Societies (2011)
  • Practising Certificate – New Zealand Law Society (2010)
  • Professional Legal Studies, College of Law (2010)
  • University of Auckland, Bachelor of Laws (2009)
  • Mount Allison University, Bachelor of Arts (2004)
Experience

Jonathan’ practice has included:

  • Litigation in all areas of law including: Estates, Corporate and Commercial, and Property law;
  • Company and Corporate law matters including: incorporations, sale and purchase of businesses, employment agreements, consulting contracts, debt collection and bankruptcy matters
  • Estate Planning; and
  • Prosecutor for the Federal Crown (agent of the Assistant Deputy Attorney General) for parking and Motor Vehicle Act offences on military bases – prosecuting in English and French
Activities & Affiliations

Professional Activities and Affiliations
  • Nova Scotia Barristers` Society
  • Canadian Bar Association 
  • Counsel Member, Canadian Bar Association, Nova Scotia Branch
  • Co-Chair, CBA Law Day Committee for Nova Scotia
  • Halifax Estate Planning Council
  • The Advocates` Society
Personal, Community and Volunteer Activities
  • Lawyer advisor to the Halifax Regional School Board Law Co-Op Program
Publications & Presentations
  • “Ontario could look to New Zealand for condo reform ideas”, Law Times, October 29, 2012 
  • “New Zealand licensing process provides model for majority, minority options”, Law Times, December 2012 
  • “Powers of Attorney: The Importance of Well-Informed Decisions”, STEP Inside, February 2015