BA (Queen’s), LLB (Dalhousie)
Hugh is a Partner in McInnes Cooper’s Halifax office and Group Leader of the firm’s Pensions and Benefits Practice Group. He was admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1993 and has practiced with McInnes Cooper since that time.
Hugh provides advice to pension plan sponsors, administrators, employee groups and governments in all areas of the pensions and benefits field. He regularly advises pension plan sponsors and administrators concerning pension standards legislation, guidelines, common law requirements, pension governance requirements, and pension issues arising from corporate transactions. He acts for administrators, employers and employee groups in pension related litigation.
Hugh is listed in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Lexpert in the area of pensions and benefits law. He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada for his practice in Employee Benefits law since 2006. He is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of Canadian Pension Management, Director of the Canadian Bar Insurance Association, and a member of various pension industry organizations. Hugh regularly presents on pension and benefits topics to pension industry groups.