What our clients say about us

Accomplished Litigator...

Throughout almost 10 years of representation in Nova Scotia, Nancy Barteaux has been responsive and effective with the day-to-day issues we face as employers. She is an accomplished litigator which leads to successful outcomes in arbitration and tribunals.

We rely upon Nancy’s strategic advice and strong negotiation skills to achieve collective agreements without labour dispute. Barteaux Durnford’s experienced and insightful representation is a value to our business and helps us to avoid litigation.

Over the years , we've developed a solid trust in the Barteaux Durnford team and enjoy a down-to-earth, easy working rapport. More than a relationship, we view Nancy Barteaux and her firm as valued business partners.
• Human Resource Executive, Entertainment and Hospitality Industry

Collective Agreements...

Unionization of a multi-site, complex organization is not a simple process. Negotiating a first Collective Agreement is an equally challenging task. We were referred to Barteaux Durnford for their outstanding reputation in these areas.

Thanks to the Barteaux Durnford team, we have successfully transitioned into a newly unionized operation. We ratified a first Collective Agreement to the satisfaction of both Union and Management. The guidance and education we received enabled new skills in our leadership, for both Board and Management.

Barteaux Durnford's professional support and experience made an onerous process manageable. They bring meaning to the term “value-added service.” We’re moving forward with confidence, knowing we can resolve future issues or challenges together.
• Executive Director, non-profit organization 

Workplace Investigations...

We have retained Barteaux Durnford to conduct investigations into various workplace complaints on behalf of our employer clients. The investigations are impressive, thorough and timely with well-rounded knowledge, sound assessment of facts assure us of  defensible conclusions.  

The reports very clearly present the facts, analysis and conclusions. Reports written in plain English are crucial as our clients must understand the report in order to act upon it. 

Investigations can require witnesses to discuss sensitive topics or mistakes they’ve made. We receive consistent feedback on Barteaux Durnford's professionalism, which strengthens the credibility of the investigation process and the final outcome. 
• Partner & Queen’s Counsel

e-Discovery Management...

We were facing a critical issue of potential privacy breaches involving a large amount of data, some of which was highly confidential. Barteaux Durnford employed sophisticated litigation software and technical knowledge to promptly and systematically analyze over 20,000 files.

Their team developed a detailed coding scheme to isolate files as per privacy laws to identify risk of foreseeable harm such as identity theft and reputational damage. Reports were generated instantly, enabling us to prioritize our resources and focus on breaches posing the highest risk.

Thanks to Barteaux Durnford's solutions and support, a complicated process that would have strained our internal resources became effective and efficient.  
• Privacy Officer, Public Body

What our peers say about us

Recognition from other legal professionals is an endorsement of our commitment to successful workplaces on behalf of employers.