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902-429-3400 ext. 3314

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Ritch Durnford

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CIBC Building
1809 Barrington Street
Suite 1200
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3J 3K8

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Personal Background

Nancy has an extensive practice in the areas of labour and employment law. She represents a wide range of unionized and non-unionized employers in many sectors and industries. Nancy takes pride in providing her clients with pro-active, strategic and timely advice. She has extensive experience as a chief negotiator in collective bargaining. Nancy has a successful record representing employers in grievance arbitration, and before administrative tribunals such as the Workers' Compensation Appeal Tribunal, the Labour Relations Board and the Labour Standards Tribunal. She also has successfully represented clients before the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.

Nancy is a frequent writer and speaker on labour and employment related issues. She is past Chair of the Nova Scotia Labour & Employment Law Section of the CBA and currently sits on the National Executive. Her areas of practice include: labour and employment, human rights and administrative law, and general litigation.

Firm Background

Ritch Durnford is located in downtown Halifax in the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada, where we have provided quality legal service since 1948.

Loyalty and client satisfaction have remained top priorities since the firm's inception. Ritch Durnford offers client-centred legal services in a wide range of practice areas, but our ongoing success in providing cost-effective solutions for insurers led to the Lexpert Directory recognizing us as the leading litigation and specialty boutique firm in Nova Scotia.

In addition, in June 2008, Ritch Durnford expanded the firm to include an extensive practice in the areas of labour and employment law. This expansion has created greater depth in the services we are able to offer to our clients and is part of our on-going commitment to providing outstanding service to our clients.

We succeed when our clients succeed. That's why Ritch Durnford takes such pride in being an approachable and accessible law firm. Our employees are experienced, versatile, practical and attentive to clients' needs. The firm's rapport with its clients makes Ritch Durnford the preferred law firm in Nova Scotia for local, regional, national and international people and businesses.

Firm Practice Areas

Insurance Defence
General Litigation
Labour and Employment
Dispute Resolution and Mediation
Municipal Law
Wills, Estates, and Trusts
Property TransactionsAd
Admiralty Environmental and Marine