Ian D. Brown

(902) 460-3425(902) 463-7500[email protected]
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"Whether it is assisting individuals or companies in navigating challenges in the workplace or advocating for clients in the litigation process, my approach is to be practical and provide advice to clients to help get them to where they need to be as efficiently as possible."

About Ian

Ian is a Partner and member of the Business Law Team focusing on Labour and Employment Law, as well as a member of the firm’s executive committee. As a member of the bar in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, he has appeared before the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s bench, as well as all levels of Court in Nova Scotia. He has also appeared before various administrative tribunals in Nova Scotia such as the Workers' Compensation Appeals Tribunal, the Labour Board and the Human Rights Commission.

Ian regularly advises clients on all matters related to the workplace, from the hiring process through to termination including managing employees, employment agreements and restrictive covenants, Human Rights, employee absences and related matters.

In his spare time, Ian enjoys playing the guitar, camping and spending time with his family and friends. He is conversant in Japanese and is a member of the Japanese Society of Halifax. Ian also practices Karate and is a member of the Metro Karate Training Centre in Dartmouth.

Areas of Practice

Ian's Background

  • 2006 - 2010: LL.B. (Certificate of Specialization in Marine Law), Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1995 - 2001: Honours Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy), Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2022: The Osgoode Certificate in ESG, Climate Risk & the Law, York University
  • 2022 - Present: Partner and Executive Committee Member, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2020 - Present: Partner, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2011 - 2019: Associate Lawyer, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2009 - 2010: Articled Clerk, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2009: Summer Student, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2008: English as a Second Language Teacher, Canadian Language Learning College, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2004 - 2007: English as a Second Language Teacher, Japan Exchange Teaching Program (JET), Mino City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
Professional Memberships
  • Member - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Member - Law Society of New Brunswick
  • Member - Canadian Bar Association
Community Activities
  • Board Member - Callow Veterans and Invalids Welfare League
  • Member - Japanese Society of Halifax
  • Member - Metro Karate Training Centre

Recent Blog Posts by Ian

Blog Post | Monday April 27, 2020

Options for Your Business During the Pandemic (Besides Layoffs)

Authored by: Ian D. Brown 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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