After a long and distinguished career, Hugh MacIsaac, LLB, retired on June 30, 2019.
A member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society since 1974, Harold brings a wealth of valuable experience and a diligent legal approach to his long-time partnership in Evans MacIsaac MacMillan.
Harold obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Summa Cum Laude) at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, followed by a law degree at Toronto’s Osgoode Hall Law School. A native of Upper Southwest Mabou, Harold returned to Cape Breton to article with the Port Hawkesbury firm of Doucet, Davidson & Kelly in 1972 while still a student at Osgoode. He joined the firm on a full-time basis following his graduation (1973). He became legal counsel to the Municipality of the County of Inverness in 1976, a position that he holds to this day. He became a partner of the firm in 1977.
Harold’s straightforward approach to legal issues has been a constant through his many years of practice. His concentration is in civil litigation, including fatal injury and personal injury actions arising out of motor vehicle accidents, unsafe premises and unsafe products. He also has a general practice in such areas as Wills and Estate Planning and Probate Administration, Contracts, Corporate and Commercial law, Real Estate law and Municipal law.
Harold’s practice has involved conduct of cases at all levels of the court, from Family Court and Provincial Court to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court (both Trial and Appeal Divisions) to the Supreme Court of Canada. He served as a member of the Nova Scotia Law Reform Advisory Commission from 1977 to 1979. In addition to being a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, he is also a member of the Strait Area Bar Association. He presently serves on the Board of the Strait of Canso Superport Corporation.
Harold lives in Port Hawkesbury with his wife, Janet, a nurse practitioner at the Mulgrave Medical Center, Mulgrave, Nova Scotia. They have four children.
All legal problems should be looked at first from a common sense point of view and then a solution fashioned within the parameters of the applicable law.Harold A. MacIsaac