John P. Merrick, Q.C.
John P. Merrick, Q.C., Counsel


(902) 429-3123

One of Atlantic Canada’s most prominent advocates, He acted as Counsel to the Commissioner of the Public Inquiry into the Westray Mine Disaster and was the Consumer Advocate in water, gas and electric power rate applications.


John has represented individuals, companies and organizations in every kind of proceeding from litigation in all levels of courts (including the Supreme Court of Canada), arbitrations, regulatory hearings, mediation, public hearings, negotiation and dispute resolution proceedings


He has acted as an arbitrator and mediator and holds a mediation certificate from the Harvard Law School Mediation Program.

LEXPERT Recommended for:


Litigation - Directors' & Officers' Liability
Litigation - Commercial Insurance
Litigation - Corporate Commercial
Professional Liability

Professional Skills

(902) 429-3123

(902) 429-3522 (fax)

  • More than forty years of experience as an advocate and counsel.

  • Knowledge of the law and an understanding of its application in a wide range of situations, including corporate matters, commercial transactions, tort and contract liability and employment and labour issues.

  • Effective communicator.

  • Ability to assimilate large amounts of information and to identify the key facts and issues necessary to achieve a successful result.

  • Skilled at finding acceptable solutions.

  • Experience with the procedures of judicial and administrative bodies and an ability to make reliable predictions of the outcome of such proceedings.

  • Awareness of current developments in alternative dispute resolution and methods of structuring the resolution process to maximize the desired objective.

  • BA Acadia University (1964)

  • LLB Dalhousie University Law School (1967).

  • Certificate in mediation Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers (1998).


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