Donald C. Murray, Q. C.

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One of the benefits that Mr Murray brings to the table for all of his clients is his more than 30 years of trial and appeal litigation experience in the Nova Scotia Provincial Court, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, and the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. Mr Murray has also appeared on behalf of clients in the provincial courts of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island. He has acted as counsel for matters in the Federal Court, Trial Division, and Federal Court of Appeal. Mr Murray has been honoured to appear in the Supreme Court of Canada on several occasions where that Court’s permission is required for a case to be heard.

In addition to his own appearances before these Courts, Mr Murray has appeared before a number of regulatory bodies, agencies, and tribunals as part of his practice. Mr Murray has also functioned as a decision maker himself.

Mr Murray’s experience with courts and other tribunals as an advocate, as well as an adjudicator, qualifies him to provide useful services as a consultant in criminal and regulatory defence strategy. Mr Murray’s assistance may be sought either through a request by counsel of record, or on a confidential basis to clients who are feeling uncertain or anxious about the progress or management of their case with another lawyer. Consultation often facilitates better communication between the client and counsel of record about practical representation issues.

On rare occasions, a consultation inquiry may lead a client to decide that there is a need to change his representation. If such a situation arises, Mr Murray is able to provide counsel about how to make the change in a way that causes the least harm to the client’s position before the Court. Mr Murray is also able to make any appropriate follow-up referrals.