Katie Barnstead

Katie Barnstead, Labour and Employment lawyer

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Katie was called to the Nova Scotia Bar and joined the Barteaux Durnford team in 2018. She gained a broad variety of legal experience,  including labour and employment law, while articling at a full-service law firm in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Katie completed an internship with the Office of the Municipal Clerk at Halifax City Hall. She also worked at Doctors Nova Scotia, the professional association representing physicians across the province.


During law school, Katie participated in moots, enjoying both internal and external competitions. She served as Vice-President of the University of Manchester Mooting and Advocacy Society.

Katie also contributed to the Manchester Law Review, as Editor and as a contributing writer for the monthly law student magazine.

While earning her bachelor degree in science and biology at St. Francis Xavier University, Katie was a middle-distance runner on the track and field team. 

Outside of work, Katie enjoys running, hiking, sailing and spending time with her toy poodle, Rory.


Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE) – Member
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Nova Scotia Barristers' Society – Member
The Advocacy Society – Member
Employment Law Alliance (ELA) – Atlantic Canada Member


Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia  Board Member
Ronald McDonald House Charities  PJ Walk for Kids

Year of Call

Nova Scotia, 2018

Law School

University of Manchester, 2015