Andrew Nickerson QC is the Society’s 2022-2023 Second Vice-President.
Andrew was acclaimed as Second Vice-President after the nomination process closed on February 15th. He will assume the post and its responsibilities after the Society’s Annual Meeting on June 18, 2022. Melanie Petrunia will serve as the 2022-2023 President and Mark Scott QC will serve as 2022-2023 First Vice-President.
The Second Vice-President holds a key position in governance and continues to become First Vice-President and then President of the Society.
“I have had the opportunity to work with Andrew on committees and the Society’s Council. His insight and experience will be an asset to the Society, to the membership and to the public, ”said the Society’s First Vice-President Melanie Petrunia
Andrew Nickerson QC practises with Nickerson Jacquard Russell Barristers | Solicitors, a full-service law firm in Yarmouth. Andrew was admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1978 and received his Queen’s Counsel appointment in 1997.
Andrew was on Council in the 1980s but also finished his third term on Council as the Southwestern District representative this past June. He has sat on many committees and currently serves on the Society’s Governance and Nominating Committee and the Distinguished Service Award Committee.
Andrew is recognized for his work in corporate law, business acquisitions, business financing, commercial law, fisheries law and taxation, and is often called on to handle real estate transactions. He also regularly handles a wide variety of civil litigation cases, many of which are related to commercial matters, construction or shareholder disputes.
Representing some of Western Nova Scotia’s leading companies, Andrew also regularly performs agency work for several Halifax law firms. He has substantial international experience and has managed legal matters for clients doing business in Africa and Southeast Asia and supervised litigation in the United States and the United Kingdom. Andrew regularly appears before the Nova Scotia Supreme Court and the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal and has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada.
From 2006 to 2013, Andrew served as a member of the Canada Pension Plan Review Tribunal. Since 2014, he has been a Small Claims Court Adjudicator sitting in Yarmouth, Shelburne, Digby and Annapolis Royal.