Peggy Power has been with the Truro office of Burchell MacDougall since she was called to the bar in 1990.
Before attending the University of New Brunswick for law school, she graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with both a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education. She decided on a career in the law when a lack of teaching positions took her in another direction.
Peggy’s practice focuses on the areas of family and insurance law.
“I find insurance law interesting, especially the medical aspect,” she explains, “And with both insurance and family law, I get to help people when they are, very often, at their most vulnerable.”
“I have time and patience for people,” she goes on, “I’m a good listener.”
Having been a lawyer for over 25 years, Peggy’s clients also benefit from her experience.
Peggy is involved with the Public Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia’s referral service, where she gives advice to people who cannot afford a lawyer. She also provides free consultations through an Employee Assistance Program.
In her free time, Peggy enjoys golf and walking everywhere. She plays fiddle and piano.
- Personal Injury
- Civil Litigation
- Family Law
- Insurance Law
- Municipal Law
- Wills and Estates
Professional Qualifications & Education:
- Nova Scotia Bar Admission 1991
- Saint Francis Xavier University (B.A., 1984)
- Saint Francis Xavier University (B. Ed., 1985)
- University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 1990)
Professional Associations & Membership in Community Organizations:
- Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Arthritis Society of Nova Scotia
- Member, Ski Wentworth
- Member, Truro Golf Club
- Member, East Coast Music Association
- Canada Pension Appeals
- Workers Compensation Appeals
- Trials and mediation to achieve results for clients
- Representing clients in resolving motor vehicle accident claims
- Representing clients in resolving Medical Malpractice claims
- Representing clients in occupier liability cases
- Obtaining settlements through negotiation
- Representing persons in contract disputes
- Contested Divorces and uncontested divorces
- Custody and access disputes
- Child and spousal maintenance and support disputes
- Division of matrimonial property
- Common Law Relationships, including co-habitation agreements and disputes
- Adoptions, contested and disputed
- Same sex adoptions, adoptions for unmarried persons
- Preparation and negotiation of Separation Agreements
- Long term disability claims
- Fire Insurance disputes
Probate, Estates, Wills and Trusts
- Preparing valid Wills and Powers of Attorney
- Probating Estates and providing advice to Executors and Administrators
- Guardianship applications