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Just Right: Sometimes two words say it all. We chose these two because they represent who we are. Burchells LLP is a group of common sense lawyers whose clients appreciate our approachable style, practical advice and broad range of expertise.

We punch above our weight.  Over the past 100 years we’ve seen our share of major clients who trust us for the same reason our smaller ones do — the ability to understand their needs and find solutions that are Just Right.

Burchells provides clear business advice on ventures of all sizes, complex and simple, big and small. We also provide a full range of litigation advice and services, explaining options and making recommendations aimed at the issues relevant to you and your dispute. We value listening to our clients, learning their circumstances and understanding their unique needs.

Choosing Burchells is about choosing the right law firm for the right reasons. Burchells has a long history of working with a diverse clientele. Among other things we were the first law firm in our region to embrace Aboriginal law, and remain Atlantic Canada’s top firm in this field. We offer French/English bilingual services in every area of our practice.
We would be happy to discuss your legal needs. Feel free to contact any of our lawyers directly, or call our reception desk for more information.

  • The fun of law is being on a team with your client.

    D. Bruce Clarke, QC
    • Aboriginal Law
    • Banking & Insolvency
    • Corporate & Commercial Transactions
  • Working hard to help our clients achieve their goals.

    David Lasaga
    • Banking & Insolvency
    • Civil Litigation
    • Construction Law
    • Family Law
    • Insurance Law
    • Labour & Employment Law
  • Practical, creative and effective advocacy.

    Cory J. Withrow
    • Administrative Law
    • Banking & Insolvency
    • Civil Litigation
    • Construction Law
    • Insurance Law
    • Labour & Employment Law
    • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Progress requires struggle.  That's what an advocate is for.

    I. Andrew Rankin
    • Banking & Insolvency
    • Civil Litigation
    • Insurance Law
  • I enjoy working with my clients on creative yet pragmatic solutions.

    Jason Cooke
    • Aboriginal Law
    • Administrative Law
    • Civil Litigation
    • Education & Academic Law
    • Human Rights
    • Labour & Employment Law
    • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Committed to work for justice, particularly for those long denied it.

     

    Stuart C.B. Gilby
    • Aboriginal Law
  • I am inspired by activism and music. Think Rent: 'Draw a line in the sand and then make a stand'.

    Tiffany Cheverie
    • Administrative Law
    • Civil Litigation
    • Human Rights
    • Insurance Law
    • Real Estate
    • Regulated Professions
  • I'm proud to be part of an exceptional team of lawyers, helping our clients to achieve their goals.

    Meaghan A. Strum
    • Corporate & Commercial Transactions
    • Real Estate
    • Wills, Estates & Trusts
  • Clients deserve to be confident I know my stuff, am working hard to protect their interests, and keeping them informed about what I'm doing for them.

    Wayne Howatt
    • Construction Law
    • Corporate & Commercial Transactions
    • Real Estate
    • Wills, Estates & Trusts
  • My style of practice mixes tradition with creativity and common sense.

    Cheryl A. Canning, QC
    • Civil Litigation
    • Insurance Law
    • Professional Liability Insurance
  • 'Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction'  - Albert Einstein

    Derek A. Simon
    • Aboriginal Law
    • Banking & Insolvency
    • Corporate & Commercial Transactions
    • Environmental Law
  • "In every job that must be done there is an element of fun." – Mary Poppins

    Ashley Hamp-Gonsalves
    • Aboriginal Law
    • Administrative Law
    • Civil Litigation
    • Human Rights
  • What drives me as a lawyer is helping communities and individuals prosper in the face of adversity.

     

    Naiomi W. Metallic
    • Aboriginal Law
    • Administrative Law
    • Civil Litigation
    • Human Rights
    • Labour & Employment Law
  • Achieving results that make clients happy.

    Kevin Quigley
    • Banking & Insolvency
    • Civil Litigation
    • Insurance Law
  • A trusted advisor dedicated to helping you navigate complex legal situations and avoid costly obstacles.

    David G. Lewis
    • Corporate & Commercial Transactions
    • Real Estate
    • Wills, Estates & Trusts
  • "Well, every one can master a grief but he that has it."

    ― William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

    Kenzie MacKinnon, QC
    • Family Law
  • I want to know you and your business, and tailor solutions to you.

    Jonathan Saumier
    • Banking & Insolvency
    • Civil Litigation
    • Real Estate
  • Know where you stand.

    David A. Cameron
    • Civil Litigation
    • Insurance Law
    • Labour & Employment Law
    • Regulated Professions
  • A lawyer needs to help shoulder the load.  This means reliability, accessibility, and a readiness to take on and tackle the problem.

    David G. Hutt
    • Civil Litigation
    • Insurance Law
    • Labour & Employment Law
    • Media & Defamation Law
    • Professional Liability Insurance
    • Wills, Estates & Trusts
  • Practical, cost effective solutions are always attainable goals. 

    Denny L. Pickup
    • Aboriginal Law
    • Administrative Law
    • Banking & Insolvency
    • Corporate & Commercial Transactions
    • Real Estate
    • Wills, Estates & Trusts
  • “To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.” 
    ― Soren Kierkegaard

    Brennan W. MacDonald
    • Aboriginal Law
    • Administrative Law
    • Banking & Insolvency
    • Civil Litigation
    • Insurance Law
    • Real Estate
    • Wills, Estates & Trusts
  • Knowledge, insight and reliability.
    These things matter to clients.

    Alan G. Hayman, QC
    • Construction Law
    • Corporate & Commercial Transactions
    • Real Estate
    • Wills, Estates & Trusts
  • "It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." - Albus Dumbledore

    Roy T. Stewart
    • Aboriginal Law
    • Administrative Law
    • Civil Litigation
    • Labour & Employment Law
    • Wills, Estates & Trusts
  • “It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world.” –Mary Wollstonecraft

    Victor J. Ryan
    • Aboriginal Law
    • Administrative Law
    • Civil Litigation
  • “If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.”  - Thomas Edison

    Garnet E. Brooks
    • Aboriginal Law
    • Corporate & Commercial Transactions
    • Real Estate
  • Every problem has a solution; let’s find yours.

    Leon S. Tovey
    • Banking & Insolvency
    • Civil Litigation
    • Construction Law
    • Environmental Law
    • Family Law
    • Insurance Law
    • Labour & Employment Law
  • Attention to detail without losing sight of the big picture.  That’s my “just right” service.

    Kelly L. Greenwood
    • Corporate & Commercial Transactions
    • Environmental Law
    • Real Estate
    • Wills, Estates & Trusts