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BA (Queen’s), LLB (Dalhousie)
Hugh is McInnes Cooper’s CEO and Managing Partner. He practices with the firm’s Pensions & Benefits Practice Group, and is a leader in Canada’s retirement income industry.
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 and L’Expert in the area of pensions and benefits law. He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada as Employee Benefits Lawyer of the Year for Halifax for 2017 and listed for his practice in Employee Benefits law since 2006. He is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of Canadian Pension Management, a former 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.