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Nelson Blackburn, K.C., Arbitrator & Mediator, Bedford, Nova Scotia.

Nelson Blackburn, K.C.

Blackburn Law
1595 Bedford Highway
Suite 231, Bedford House, Sunnyside Mall
Bedford, NS B4A 3Y4
Tel: (902) 835-8544
Fax: (902) 835-4310
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Recognized to Nova Scotia Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation; Labour Arbitration

Other ADR Services: Med-Arb

Video Conferencing
  • Practice Commenced1984
  • # of MEDS (as of 29/2/24)5
  • # of ARBS (as of 29/2/24)10
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


E.A. Nelson Blackburn, Q.C., has practiced law since 1971 and has served as an arbitrator and mediator in numerous cases using mediation and arbitration as an alternate dispute resolution mechanism, primarily in the areas of labour, employment and civil litigation cases.

Case Experience

  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Human Rights Act
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Personal Injury
  • Workplace Rights
  • Wrongful Dismissal


B.Com, Dalhousie University
LLB, Dalhousie University
Arbitration Development Program (N.S. Department of Labour)
Certificate in Negotiation and Conflict Management from Dalhousie
Law School and Henson College with courses as follows:
(a) Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
(b) Family Mediation
(c) Advanced Mediation
(d) Advanced Negotiation and Dispute Resolution

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member of the Nova Scotia Barrister Society since 1971 and hold Queens Counsel designation
  • ADR Atlantic Institute
  • Arbitrator under the Condominium Act
  • Former Chairman of Nova Scotia Insurance Review Board
  • Currently on the Civil Mediation Roster of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia
  • Current member of the Pipeline Arbitration Committee

Current Small Business Advocate for the Utility and Review board on electricity rates for the Province of Nova Scotia Current member of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Board of Inquiry Panel; Current Small Claims Court Adjudicator;

  • Former member of the New England Trade Council
  • Former Member of the Greater Halifax Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.
  • Past President of the Bedford/Sackville Bar Association
  • Former Council member NS Bar Society
  • Former Chair Taxing Master Committee
  • Former Member of Administration of Justice Committee, Civil Justice Task Force Committee and Implementation Committee, and Supreme Court Liaison Subcommittee (Civil),
  • Former lecturer in commercial law, Saint Mary�s University
  • Former Chairman of the Psychiatric Facilities Review Board
  • Former Vice-Chair of Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board
  • Former member of various Town of Bedford committees
  • Former chair of Amalgamation Task Force Advisory Committee for Town of Bedford
  • Former President and Charter member of Bedford Sackville and District Rotary club
  • Former Secretary and Director of Neptune Theater Foundation

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