Sean F. Layden, Q.C.

902-460-3405 (902) 463-7500
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"For the last 22 years I've been helping and serving people who have been injured to obtain the compensation they are entitled to for the losses they have suffered."

About Sean

Sean is a Partner and practices in the area of Personal Injury Law. Having practiced Personal Injury law for over 20 years, Sean has experience dealing with many different types of injury claims and complicated issues, including liability and causation issues.

Sean’s priority is helping his clients get the justice and compensation they deserve. He is never deterred by difficult claims and works relentlessly until the claim is settled. He is easy to talk to and eases clients needs and concerns so that their top priority can be healing their injuries.

Sean utilizes the resources available to him to benefit his clients. He continually attends conferences and seminars that keep him current with legislation changes and case law and to further his knowledge of the law.

Sean has been, and continues to be, very active in his community. He has recently joined the board of the Alderney Landing Community and Cultural Centre. Sean is very family oriented and in his spare time he is very involved in his children’s hockey and soccer teams and is active in Federal Liberal politics.

Areas of Practice

Sean's Background

  • 1991: LL.B., Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1988: Bachelor of Arts (Honours), St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
  • 1999 - Present: Partner, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 1992 -1998: Associate, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Professional Memberships
  • Member- Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Council Member - The Canadian Bar Association (CBA)-NS
  • Member - Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association (ATPLA)
  • Member - Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association's (APTLA) Education Committee
  • Former Member - Lawyers Insurance Association of Nova Scotia (LIANS)
  • Former Chair - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society Credentials Committee
  • Former Member - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society Finance Committee
  • Former Member - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society Ad Hoc Infant Settlement Documents/Precedents Review Committee arising out of new Civil Procedure Rules
  • Former Participant in Uniform Limitations of Actions Act working group in 2006
  • Former Council - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society (3 Terms) 2005 to 2011
  • Former Member - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society Credentials Hearing Panel that sat in 2007
  • Former Member of 2009 Law Week Organizing Committee and Co-Chair of 2008 Law & Democracy Week
  • Past Chair - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society Continuing Competence Task Force
Community Activities
  • Vice-Chair - Alderney Landing Association
  • Dalhousie Law School Student/Alumni Mentoring Program
  • Primary Pro Bono Legal Counsel for the Nova Scotia Liberal Party
  • Pro Bono Legal Counsel for the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust (CNMT)
  • Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia: Former Provincial President and member of various committees; Formerly President of Halifax Metro Chapter
  • Executive Member: Dartmouth North Liberal Association
  • Formerly Chair of Lake Banook events, Halifax- Dartmouth Natal Day Committee 2002-2011
  • Former Co-Chair of Fundraising for Nova Scotia Liberal Party - 2009 Provincial Election Campaign Committee
  • Former Dartmouth United Soccer Club U4 Soccer Coach, 2005 season and Team Manager for 2009 Whalers Novice Minor Team and Team Manager of the 2009 Atlantic Hockey Group Eastern Heat Novice Minor Team
  • Former Member of 2007-2009 Dartmouth Tree Lighting Committee
  • Former Member of Ticket Sales Committee for October 25, 2007 Liberal Party Fundraising Dinner Featuring Leader Stéphane Dion
  • Former Door to Door Canvasser with Liberal Candidate Darren Fisher, now MP of Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, in October 2015 Federal Election
  • Former Chair of Fundraising in 2008, 2006, 2004 and 1997 Federal Elections for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour MP, Mike Savage
  • Past Presenter at Nova Scotia Liberal Party Campaign College in April 2007, on topic of Fundraising
  • Former Member of Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil's fundraising team during 2007 Provincial Liberal Leadership Race
  • Former Door to Door Canvasser with Liberal Candidate Kelly Rambeau in Cole Harbour Eastern Passage October 2, 2007 By-Election
  • Former Delegate at 2006 Liberal Party of Canada Leadership Convention
  • Former Chair of Fundraising for Dartmouth East Liberal Candidate Tracey Devereaux during 2006 Provincial Election
  • Member of Planning Committee of Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia 2006 Hawaiian Oyster Odyssey Fundraiser
  • Former President from 2001 - 2005 and a member of various committees; member of the Executive Committee, Dartmouth-Cole Harbour Liberal Association
  • Former Official Agent for Dartmouth Centre Candidate Pete Majeau during 2004 Municipal Election
  • Former Nova Scotia Returning Officer for 2003 Liberal Party of Canada Leadership Convention and volunteered at 2005 Liberal Party of Canada Biennial Convention
  • Former Chair of Bar Services, 2003 Nokia Brier (Curling)
  • Former Member of the Rules Committee for 2002 Nova Scotia Liberal Party Leadership Convention
  • Former Co-Chair of Fundraising in 2000 Federal Election for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour Liberal Candidate Bernie Boudreau
  • Presented on the Occupiers Liability act at the CBA-NS Professional Development Conference on January 8, 2010
  • Presented on the topic of Personal Injury Litigation to a Paralegal class at NSCC Waterfront Campus
  • Presented at November 13, 2009 - Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association (APTLA) continuing education conference in Halifax; Topic: "War and Peace? How a "Monk" Can Help You Win Against Your Own Insurer; Important lessons from the Ontario Court of Appeal
  • Presented a Continuing Education Seminar at the Massage Therapists Association of Nova Scotia's Annual General Meeting at White Point, May 2009
  • Conducted Mock Interviews with second year Dalhousie law students to prepare them for articling interviews, September, 2008
  • Presented a Continuing Education Seminar to graduating class of Dalhousie University School of Physiotherapy, September 24, 2008 & September 30, 2009
  • Wrote Case Comment on Beaulieu v, Gyurszi decision, September 2008 for the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society Library Information Services
  • Presented at the Nova Scotia College of Chiropractors Annual General Meeting in March 2008 Re: $2, 500 Minor Injury Cap
  • Presented Occupiers Liability Act paper to CBA-NS Young Lawyers Section in January 2008
  • Interviewed and quoted in Lawyers Weekly in 2008 Re: Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
  • Interviewed and quoted by CBA National in 2008 Re: Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
  • Interviewed by The National Law Journal in 2008 Re: Continuing Education for Lawyers
  • Writer for Nova Scotia Barristers' Society -Society Record Magazine
  • October 2006: Article on $2500 Minor Injury Cap
  • July 2007: Article on Continuing Competence
  • Presenter at Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association (APTLA)- Continuing Legal Education Sessions
  • November 2003 - Personal Injury Claims - From Stem to Stern; Whether to Accept The Premises Case
  • November 2005 - The Anatomy of Damages: Getting the Right Remedies ( & the Remedies Right); Thinking Clearly About Brain Injuries & Proving Injuries- Making the Visible Visible
  • Presenter at Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Spring 2007 Lunch 'N Learn; The Pros and Cons of Fundraising Boards
  • Quoted in article on Political Volunteerism for the Halifax Chamber of Commerce Business Voice Magazine in 2004
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