Christopher Phillips, accused in chemical scare, seeks early trial

April 13, 2015 | In the News

 man accused of possessing dangerous chemicals is seeking a trial in Halifax as soon as possible and will appear in Nova Scotia Supreme Court Thursday to set dates.
Christopher Phillips has...

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Judge adjourns bail hearing for man charged in chemicals case

April 13, 2015 | In the News

A judge has adjourned a bail hearing for a Cole Harbour man charged in a January chemicals scare that prompted evacuations in two Halifax-area communities.
Judge Alanna Murphy was expected...

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Judge rules against bail application for N.S. man accused in chemicals case

April 13, 2015 | In the News

HALIFAX -- A Halifax man accused of threatening police with a dangerous chemical had his application for bail rejected Tuesday after a judge ruled that his estranged wife can't ensure he will...

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Nova Scotia to save $482,000 per year in closing satellite courthouses, but move rapped

April 13, 2015 | In the News | In the Community

Seven of 12 satellite courthouses in rural Nova Scotia will soon close, saving the province about half a million dollars a year.
Court matters will not be heard in Barrington, Comeauville,...

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CNIB makes deal with 2 kiosk operators over missing money claims

March 3, 2015 | In the News

CNIB has reached agreement with two former lottery kiosk operators and is negotiating a possible settlement with another, CBC News has learned.
The national charity claims it’s missing $100,...

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January 21, 2015 | In the News | In the Community

We are pleased to announce that Jack Innes, QC, has joined the firm as counsel.  Jack joins Pressé Mason with over forty-five years of experience providng legal counsel to clients in areas of...

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Nova Scotia Lawyers Receive Prestigious Designation

December 18, 2014 | In the News | In the Community | Awards

Our very own Barry Mason has been awarded the prestigious designation as Queen's Counsel (Q.C.).

Nova Scotia Lawyers Receive Prestigious Designation

Department of Justice


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Olivia's Divas 2014

November 13, 2014 | In the News | In the Community

On October 18, 2014, our firm participated in the annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada's fundraising walk, called "Light the Night".  Our team, Olivia's Divas, raised almost $15,000.00...

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Anderson lawyer pleads for leniency in fraud case

November 13, 2014 | In the News

YARMOUTH — Frank Anderson, former head of the South West Shore Development Authority, will have to wait another couple of weeks to learn his fate.
The 65-year-old pleaded guilty in August to...

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Closing arguments in Pictou Co. human rights case to be heard Monday

July 5, 2014 | In the News

The lawyer for Pearl Kelly will complete his closing argument in Kelly’s human rights case against the Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. on Monday at the Museum of Industry in Stellarton.

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MacKean sentenced to 2 years in chained teen case

June 24, 2014 | In the News

BRIDGEWATER — The Bridgewater mother looked John Leonard MacKean in the eye with deep anger Tuesday morning and told the convicted sex offender she wanted to tell him about her son.

The 17...

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Lyle Howe found guilty of sexual assault

May 31, 2014 | In the News

A jury has found lawyer Lyle Howe guilty of sexually assaulting a young woman in metro in March 2011.

The verdict was delivered Saturday afternoon at Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax....

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Lyle Howe trial goes to jury

May 28, 2014 | In the News

The defence says it’s a case about regret. The Crown says it’s a contrast between evidence and a story.

Those were the positions of the two sides in the Lyle Howe case as they made their...

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Defense on verdict in Kirwan murder trial

January 28, 2014 | In the News

Defense attorney Mike Taylor says his client, Christopher Falconer, is disappointed in the guilty verdict at his first degree murder trial.

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Decision deferred in Paris case

January 16, 2014 | In the News
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Human rights case slated to resume in Stellarton

January 5, 2014 | In the News

Thorborn woman alleges gender discrimination by Nova Scotia Liquor Corp.

More witnesses are to testify this month at an enduring human rights hearing involving a Thorburn woman alleging...

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Former gambler tries to sue N.S. for addictive VLTs

December 5, 2013 | Other Legal Cases
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'Best Lawyers in Canada' for seven consecutive years

November 1, 2013 | In the News

Barry Mason has been selected to be included in the 2013 edition of "The Best Lawyers in Canada" in the specialty of Personal Injury Litigation.  Inclusion in "Best Lawyers" is based on more than...

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