Emma practices in the litigation group.

Emma prides herself on developing relationships with her clients and ensuring that she understands their concerns and needs. Emma maintains a general litigation practice with particular interest in property disputes, sport law, human rights matters, as well as administrative and regulatory matters. She has experience at various stages of the dispute resolution process.

While studying, Emma was awarded Schulich Academic Excellence Funding to complete an internship with the Hate and Hostility Research Group (since renamed as European Centre for the Study of Hate) in Ireland . As part of this internship, she contributed to a project funded by the European Union, co-published a journal article on the monitoring of hate crime, and presented at the International Network of Hate Studies Biennial Conference. This diverse research background lends itself well to her litigation practice. 

Emma is an active member of the Canadian Bar Association. She is currently the Chair of the Young Lawyers Section and sits on the Sexual Harassment Work Group for CBA NS which is developing and implementing bystander intervention training on how to address sexual harassment in legal workplaces.

Emma was recipient of a Schulich Scholarship and graduated with the Muriel Duckworth Award.

Emma is involved with various community groups. She sits on the Board of Directors for the Dartmouth Heritage Museum Society. She is also involved in the canoe/kayak community through Banook Canoe Club, where she has paddled, coached, and served on the Board.

Professional Associations

  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Advocates’ Society

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Criminology (Honours), 2016
  • Juris Doctor, Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, 2019