Scot is thrilled to be joining Kennedy Schofield after moving to Nova Scotia in mid-2020. Scot received his call to the bar in Ontario in 2005 and managed his own firm in Toronto and Stratford for a number of years. In 2013, Scot moved to the United Kingdom where he acted as a consultant to law firms, banks and government agencies until he moved to Ireland for two years to manage a Canadian immigration consulting company. Now back in Canada, Scot and his family have set down roots in the Tantallon area and was called to the Nova Scotia bar in October 2020.
Scot’s practice will primarily be in the areas of criminal law with a focus on financial crime, Youth Criminal Justice and Controlled Drugs and Substances; child protection, and civil litigation, focusing on personal injury, wrongful dismissal, and intellectual property disputes. Legal Aid cases are welcomed.
Scot will be offering mobile services to his clients. If you are unable to meet at our office, he will be happy to attend a more convenient location within the Halifax Regional Municipality. While he appreciates standard office hours, he understands that typical office hours may not work for everyone, and can be flexible with meeting clients when needed. Virtual meetings are also available for the time being over Zoom, Skype or FaceTime.
Scot was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta where he developed lifelong passions for travel, cooking and skiing, all of which he hopes to instil in his three young daughters. He moved to Ontario to attend university in 1987 where he lived in Ottawa and Toronto before graduating with a Juris Doctorate at the University of Western Ontario in 2004 and moving to Stratford. He is a former director of the Huron Perth Legal Clinic and hopes to become involved with the Nova Scotia Barristers Society as he establishes his local practice. In his off hours, he looks forward to exploring the places and history of his new home in Atlantic Canada.