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Melissa Dolhanty
902-377-2233 x110


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Barteaux Durnford

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1701 Hollis Street, Suite L106
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3J 3M8

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Personal Background

Nancy has an extensive practice in the areas of labour and employment law. She represents a wide range of unionized and non-unionized employers in many sectors and industries. Nancy takes pride in providing her clients with pro-active, strategic and timely advice. She has extensive experience as a chief negotiator in collective bargaining. Nancy has a successful record representing employers in grievance arbitration, and before administrative tribunals such as the Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal, the Labour Relations Board and the Labour Standards Tribunal. She also has successfully represented clients before the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.

Nancy is a frequent writer and speaker on labour and employment related issues. She is past Chair of the Nova Scotia Labour & Employment Law Section of the CBA and currently sits on the National Executive. Her areas of practice include: labour and employment, human rights and administrative law, and general litigation.

Firm Background


We are a labour and employment law firm representing private and public sector employers throughout Atlantic Canada. 


We offer decades of experience focused on practicing labour and employment law. Whether through negotiations, tribunal or arbitration hearings, trials or appeals, we are there for you.


Legal advice in a vacuum is ineffective. We take the time to understand your enterprise, your team members and your industry. In-depth knowledge of your business lets us provide timely, complete and practical legal solutions.


Labour and employment issues don’t stick to a 9 to 5 schedule. Neither do we. We are available to help tackle your legal issues whenever and wherever we are needed. It’s how we do business.

Firm Practice Areas

  • Labour and Employment
  • General Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution and Mediation