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Our Commitment to Client Service, Health and Safety

We have moved to a fully remote environment for all lawyers and staff. We continue to operate and serve our clients.

In accordance with government COVID-19 mandates, and for the safety of our staff and clients, BOYNECLARKE LLP’s office space is closed. We are monitoring the situation very closely, and the health and safety of our clients and colleagues is top of mind. We are committed to following the best practices recommended by government and health organizations.

Continuity of Service 

While we implement changes to prioritize health and well-being, it is important for us to maintain the highest level of service that clients have come to expect from the firm. We will continue to act as trusted advisors as we navigate this difficult time together.

While working from home, we continue to be committed to client service. We will be here for you and your ongoing business needs – continuity of service is a priority.  

Adapting to Change

As we ensure our availability to meet the needs of our clients, we are ready to connect virtually. Our lawyers are able to help via phone or virtual meeting platform (Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, etc.). We are adapting and finding innovative ways to meet your business and personal needs – from video conference meetings, to virtual notarization and estate planning, to remote mediation. We will continue to focus on what has always been our top priority – ensuring our clients receive top quality service from us.

Contact us at (902) 469-9500 to set up your phone or virtual appointment.

Clients in the News

We want to share some positive stories in the news recently. Some of our clients have been doing great things!

Recent Posts

Blog Post | Wednesday May 20, 2020

Can Your Business Survive
COVID-19?

Authored by: Tim Hill, Q.C. Posted in: Business Litigation COVID-19

Many, if not most, businesses in Canada have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some major businesses are already looking at restructuring options. Many of these will be hoping that they are “too big to fail”. They may be right.

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News | Thursday May 7, 2020

BOYNECLARKE LLP's Home Offices

This is what BOYNECLARKE LLP looks like as we work from home!

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Blog Post | Thursday May 7, 2020

Court Warns Preventing Co-Parent from Accessing Child has Consequences

Authored by: Peter D. Crowther Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

“Unreasonable failure to support a child’s relationship with the other parent is a failure of parenting,” says Ontario Family Court judge.

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Blog Post | Friday May 1, 2020

Court Grants Parent Additional Parenting Time Amidst COVID-19

Authored by: Peter D. Crowther Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

In two recent Ontario cases, the courts ordered shared parenting amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Blog Post | Thursday April 30, 2020

Small and Medium Business FAQs During COVID-19

Authored by: A. Meaghan Kells Posted in: Business Litigation COVID-19

During the COVID-19 crisis, we are focused on ensuring we do our part in keeping your business running smoothly. This article addresses some frequently asked questions by small and medium businesses during this time, including an overview of the current programs available to businesses.

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Blog Post | Thursday April 30, 2020

UPDATE: Supreme Court (Family Division) – Court Options to Proceed Amidst COVID-19

Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Family Division) issued additional updates to its Notices dealing with court operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following summarizes those updates.

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Blog Post | Monday April 27, 2020

Options for Your Business During the Pandemic (Besides Layoffs)

Authored by: Ian D. Brown Authored by: Kathryn A. Raymond, Q.C. Posted in: COVID-19 Employment Law

Employers have been faced with immense challenges in this unprecedented situation, including the possibility of employee layoffs. While this may be an option to consider, we want to let you know that there are other options available.

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Blog Post | Friday April 24, 2020

Landlord and Tenants in Nova Scotia – Changes due to COVID-19

Authored by: A. Meaghan Kells Authored by: Allison J. Godwin Posted in: Business Litigation COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought dramatic changes in our daily lives. This article addresses some of the changes that are affecting landlords and tenants in Nova Scotia.

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Blog Post | Wednesday April 22, 2020

The Coronavirus v. “the Virus of Conflict”: Using COVID-19 as Excuse to Deny Parenting Time

Authored by: Bryen E. Mooney Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently released yet another COVID-19 parenting decision. In this case, the mother brought an urgent motion trying to vary a shared parenting order between her and the father.

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Blog Post | Tuesday April 21, 2020

Supreme Court (Family Division) – Court Options to Proceed Amidst COVID-19

Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

On Monday, April 20, 2020, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Family Division) issued updates to its Notices dealing with court operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following summarizes those updates.

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Blog Post | Tuesday April 21, 2020

Nova Scotia Court Rules on COVID-19 Parenting Time

Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Authored by: Peter D. Crowther Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

The courts of Nova Scotia are currently operating under an emergency services model.

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Blog Post | Wednesday April 15, 2020

Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Family Division) Update

Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

On April 14, 2020, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Family Division) issued an updated Notice.

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News | Monday April 6, 2020

Virtual Notarization

Do you need something signed by a notary or commissionaires of oaths? Our lawyers can help.

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Blog Post | Monday April 6, 2020

Ontario Court of Appeal Finds Ways to Hear Appeals During COVID-19

Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

Unlike Nova Scotia, the Ontario Court of Appeal is allowing parties who had scheduled appeals to request their appeal be heard in writing. In contrast, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has adjourned or postponed all hearings that were scheduled for May/June with no option to proceed in writing.

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News | Friday April 3, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Effective Monday, April 6, we are moving to a fully remote environment for all staff and lawyers. Our office will be closed. While working from home, we will continue to operate and serve our clients.

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Blog Post | Friday April 3, 2020

Immunocompromised Mother Granted Exclusive Possession of Matrimonial Home After Father Failed to Take COVID-19 Seriously

Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

In an Ontario decision released on March 31, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice dealt with an urgent issue regarding the mother’s exclusive possession of the matrimonial home.

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Blog Post | Thursday April 2, 2020

UPDATE: Moving between homes during COVID-19: Public health advice versus legal obligations

Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, Nova Scotia’s chief public health officer, Dr. Strang, advised that children moving between homes in co-parenting situations may increase the child and family’s exposure to COVID-19.

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Blog Post | Wednesday April 1, 2020

Ontario Decisions on Parenting Time During COVID-19

Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

Yesterday, Dr. Strang recommended that children should not be moving back and forth between two homes. However, Courts in Ontario have indicated otherwise. You should seek legal counsel prior to altering any current parenting order or agreement.

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Blog Post | Wednesday April 1, 2020

PGWP Eligibility and COVID-19

Authored by: Scott McGirr Posted in: COVID-19 Immigration

For university students, the arrival of spring signals the approaching end of the academic year. For students completing their studies, the end of their final semester is usually marked by graduation ceremonies, celebrations, and the start of a post-university life and career.

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Blog Post | Tuesday March 31, 2020

Moving between homes during COVID-19: Public health advice versus legal obligations

Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

This afternoon, Nova Scotia’s chief public health officer, Dr. Strang, advised that children moving between homes in co-parenting situations may increase the child and family’s exposure to COVID-19.

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Blog Post | Friday March 27, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on Contractual Obligations

Posted in: Business Law Business Litigation COVID-19

In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many businesses are confronted with questions about the legal and regulatory implications.

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News | Thursday March 26, 2020

AFCC's Guidelines For Parents Who Are Divorced/Separated and Sharing Custody of Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts has a new coronavirus resources and information page.

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News | Wednesday March 25, 2020

Notice: COVID-19 Update

Please note that our office is closed to clients and visitors. Our legal professionals, however, continue to operate.

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Blog Post | Tuesday March 17, 2020

COVID-19 & Parenting Time

Authored by: Terrance G. Sheppard Posted in: COVID-19 Family Law

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting more than just toilet paper sales. It is also impacting divorced and separated parents regarding parenting time with their children.

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News | Monday March 16, 2020

BOYNECLARKE LLP's response to COVID-19

BOYNECLARKE LLP is monitoring the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”) very closely, and the health and safety of our clients and colleagues is top of mind.

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