Dickson, Robert K. Q.C.


  Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada
 +1 902 460 3466
 +1 902 463 7500
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Robert is a Partner and practices primarily in the areas of Personal Injury, Insurance, Expropriation and Business Litigation.  He has represented businesses and property owners in well over 100 Expropriation cases in addition to providing seminars on the topic. He is currently Chair of the firm’s Personal Injury Team.

Robert understands the seriousness of his clients cases and he therefore remains available at all times to address any question or concerns they may have.  He is approachable and supportive throughout the entire process and advocates for his clients best interests.   

His practice includes appearances before all levels of Court in Nova Scotia including Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Trial Division and Appeal Division, Federal Court, New Brunswick Court of Queens Bench, Supreme Court of Canada, as well as numerous tribunals and boards.

Robert is very involved in the community, contributing to Nova Scotia “Dial-A-Law” Public Legal Education Project and provides Pro Bono legal advice for Researchability.  He participates in the Chamber Skills Course for the NS Barristers Society and is the author of legal information articles for the Truro Daily News.  In his spare time, Robert enjoys sailing during the warm weather and traveling. 

EDUCATION

  • 1995: Completed level 1 Arbitration and Mediation, Arbitration and Mediation Institute
  • 1984: LL.B., University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • 1980: Masters of Education, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1979: Bachelor of Education, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1977: Bachelor of Arts, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

EMPLOYMENT

  • 2006 – Present: Partner, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 1985 – 2006: Partner (and previously Associate), Patterson Palmer Law, Truro, Nova Scotia

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES

  • Member – Canadian Bar Association
  • Member – Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Contributor - Mock Chambers Skills Course for Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Past member – Board of Directors, Lawyers Insurance Association of Nova Scotia
  • Past member – Investment Committee, Lawyers Insurance Association of Nova Scotia
  • Past member – Claims Review Committee, Lawyers Insurance Association of Nova Scotia
  • Past Member – QC Appointments Advisory Committee, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Past President – Colchester County Bar Society
  • Past Chair – Civil Litigation Section, Canadian Bar Association
  • Former Regional Assessment Appeal Court Adjudicator (Cumberland County and Halifax Regional Municipality)

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Past Chair – Board of Stewards, First United Church, Truro, NS
  • Contributor to Nova Scotia Dial-A-Law, Public Legal Education Project
  • Participant - ReachAbility Legal Referral Service, ReachAbility Association 
  • Planning Committee Member – Truro Development Corporation Limited
  • Chairman – Law Day Presentations, assisted for several years and coordinated events
  • Chair and media liaison – Cobequid Education Centre 30 year reunion and scholarship fundraiser
  • Past Regional Representative – Tennis Nova Scotia
  • Member – Truro Tennis Club
  • Past Member – Advisory Committee, Transportation Truck Route, Town of Truro
  • Member – Barrachois Harbour Yacht Club

AWARDS AND HONOURS

  • Included in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015 - 2018 published by Best Lawyers®
  • Recipient of the Commission of Queen's Counsel, 2006

PUBLICATIONS

  • Author - Legal information articles for the Truro Daily News
  • Contributing author – Public Legal Education Project

PRESENTATIONS

  • Presenter of Civil Jury Trials - Canadian Bar Association (2013)
  • Presenter – High School and Junior High Schools – various legal topics
  • Presenter – Various seminars for Insurance Companies (1984 – present)
  • Presenter – Buisness Law Seminar – Federal Business Development Bank
  • Presenter – Continuing Legal Education for students and associates in-house
  • Presenter – Rights and Obligations in Public Information Forum on Expropriation Law
  • Guest Speaker – Cobequid District Fire Brigade regarding various insurance issues pertaining to Volunteer Firemen

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Significant experience in personal injury plaintiff cases, marine accident cases, life and disability insurance matters, medical malpractice, wrongful dismissal cases, expropriation and commercial litigation cases.