After a long and distinguished career, Hugh MacIsaac, LLB, retired on June 30, 2019.
Having practised law for over 37 years, Hugh brings a veteran’s skill and extensive knowledge of the law to the firm of Evans MacIsaac MacMillan.
Hugh was born and raised in Upper Southwest Mabou, Inverness County. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Summa Cum Laude) from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish. He went on to study law at Toronto ’s Osgoode Hall Law School and obtained a law degree in 1974. While still a student at Osgoode, he commenced his career in Cape Breton’s legal community by articling at the Port Hawkesbury firm then known as Doucet, Kelly in 1973. After the completion of his articles and his admission to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1974, Hugh continued as an associate with the firm, becoming a partner in 1978.
Hugh has always maintained a no-nonsense approach to the law. He specializes in civil litigation, specifically personal and fatal injuries arising out of motor vehicle accidents, as well as claims concerning unsafe premises and unsafe products. He also has a general practice in Real Estate Law, Wills and Estate Planning, Probate Administration and Civil Litigation.
Hugh’s practice has involved conducting 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 also has an extensive mediation practice. In addition to his membership in the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society he is a longstanding member of the Strait Area Bar Association.
Hugh and his wife, Florence, live in Port Hawkesbury.
When the law departs from the high perfection to which humanity is called and caters to the lowest common denominator, we are all the poorer.Hugh MacIsaac