Associated Areas of law
We are creative and responsive in helping our clients work though disputes. Whether you are a large national company looking for Nova Scotia-specific regulatory advice, a local business facing a contract dispute, or an individual with a negligence claim to work through, we strive to provide the most cost-efficient and timely resolution to our clients. We are proud that clients value our clear and open communication, strong advocacy skills, and willingness to work towards creative and fair solutions.
Our strength is in our depth and breadth of experience. We have the technical, research and staffing capabilities to deal with large and complex commercial litigation, sometimes involving thousands of documents and numerous parties. We can also provide tailored advice and representation on smaller or more discrete issues. Our two offices in Halifax provide key access to appeal courts and government offices. At the same time, we also have offices situate in Truro, Bridgewater and New Glasgow, and our lawyers live and work in communities across mainland Nova Scotia, connecting us to rural Nova Scotia and enabling us to truly understand local issues.
Lives and businesses do not fit into neat categories, and likewise, a legal dispute is often not limited to one discrete area of law. At Patterson Law, we have a talented team of litigation lawyers and support staff with a diversity of skills to draw on, and with collective experience in the following litigation areas:
- commercial litigation (for example, breach of contract or unjust enrichment claims, frustration of contract disputes, or injunction proceedings)
- class actions
- family law and divorce
- criminal defence
- estate litigation
- personal injury (including motor vehicle accident claims, slip-and-falls and other types of personal injury occurrences);
- insurance defence and subrogation
- medical malpractice
- professional liability
- environmental law
- administrative law and regulatory tribunal matters
- labour and employment law and human rights
- municipal law (including municipal planning disputes)
- expropriation of lands
- property and real estate litigation
Our team of lawyers has appeared before all levels of court in Nova Scotia, as well as before many tribunals, boards, and other courts and administrative decision-makers. We have guided clients through mediation, arbitration, settlement conferences, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Some of our lawyers also act as mediators and arbitrators.
We invite you to reach out to one of our team for more information about how we may be able to assist you.