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Nancy F. Barteaux, K.C.

Nancy F. Barteaux, K.C.


Practice Overview

Nancy is a senior labour and employment lawyer with an acute focus on issues affecting the workplace.

As a management-side advocate, she provides day-to-day counsel as well as long-term strategic advice to employers across a broad spectrum of industries throughout Atlantic Canada.

She acts for employers dealing with concerns that range from all manner of employment-related issues including complex disputes and collective bargaining negotiations.

Nancy has an admirable success record representing employers before the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal and in grievance arbitrations. She also regularly represents employers before administrative tribunals, such as the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal, the Labour Relations Board and the Labour Standards Tribunal. In 2019, Nancy appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada in a precedent-setting case on the duty of good faith in employment and contractual clarity in incentive-based compensation agreements.

Nancy received her Queen’s Counsel (now King’s Counsel) designation in 2014.

Year of Call

Nova Scotia, 1995

  • Nancy’s work and reputation is recognized by Best Lawyers® which is a respected peer review publication. She’s included on the Best Lawyers® List (a resource for lawyers and clients seeking exceptional legal talent) and has received several Best Lawyer® awards. Nancy was also an HR Award finalist: Best Labour and Employment Lawyer in a practice.

    • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers – Member
    • Canadian Association of University Solicitors – Member
    • Employment Law Alliance – Atlantic Canada Member
    • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society – Past Representative on Bar Council and Past Member of the Complaints Investigation Committee and the Entity Regulation and Risk Working Group. Previous committee work also includes the Governance and Nominating Committee, roundtable sessions for Managing Partners, and the Bar Admission Course.
    • CBA Nova Scotia Labour and Employment Law Section – Past Chair
    • CBA National Labour and Employment Law Section – Past Member-at-Large
    • Symphony Nova Scotia – Chair of the Board of Directors
    • Canadian Cancer Society NS Division – Past Chair and Director
  • LL.B., Dalhousie University, 1994