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Melanie Young

Originally from Georgetown, Prince Edward Island, Melanie received her law degree from the University of New Brunswick (2006), where she graduated on the Dean's list. During law school, Melanie co-chaired the UNB Articling and Placement Committee and was awarded the Allen Earle Scholarship, the New Brunswick Law Foundation Scholarship, the Prince Edward Island Law Foundation Scholarship, and the Justice Mark A. MacGuigan Memorial Award.

Melanie also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies from the University of Prince Edward Island (2001) and a Master of Arts in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University (2003).

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Angeli Swinamer

Angeli joined the firm in 2011.  She worked as a Research Analyst and then as an Intake Specialist prior to commencing her articling year in 2016.

Angeli graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Philippines.  Prior to law school, Angeli graduated magna cum laude from the same university with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.  She was called to the Philippine Bar in 2010 and practiced in a law firm in Davao City, Philippines.

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Nicolle A. Snow

Nicolle Snow was admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2002.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Saint Mary’s University, and went on to obtain her law degree from Dalhousie University. Nicolle has practiced in the area of Personal Injury Law since her admission to the bar, and exclusively, since 2005. She is an active member of the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association. Nicolle has represented her clients before the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia as well as the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.

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Janus Siebrits

Janus Siebrits was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2006 after being accredited by the National Committee on Accreditation (Federation of Canadian Law Societies) as having an equivalent Canadian Law degree in 2005. Prior to moving to Canada in 2003; Janus received his law degree from the University of South Africa before becoming a member of the Western Cape Provincial Bar in South Africa in 2003. Janus's practice background includes commercial civil litigation, immigration and refugee law and personal injury and insurance litigation. Since 2006, Janus has been exclusively engaged in personal injury and insurance litigation with a focus on long-term disability claims and motor vehicle accident litigation. Janus has appeared regularly before Federal Canada Pension Plan Disability Tribunals (CPP), the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. Janus is a member of the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association and the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.

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Farhan Raouf

Farhan graduated with an LL.B degree from Pakistan and he was awarded the Jaishi Ram gold medal for his excellent performance in law school. Later, Farhan decided to move to Canada for his Master of Laws (LL.M) degree at the Schulich School of Law where he also received the Schulich Scholarship to study at Dalhousie University.

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Ali Imran Raja

Ali practiced law for ten years in Pakistan where he prosecuted and defended criminal cases, as well as represented client in constitutional matters. Ali got his Bachelors Degrees in Commerce and LLB from the University of Peshawar, NWFP, Pakistan. Before being called to the Bar in Nova Scotia in 2010, Ali was a research analyst with MacGillivray Law for three years.

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Leisa T MacIntosh

Leisa has been working with people caught in legal disputes since 2001, but coming from a family of legal professionals, some might say she was born into the legal tradition.  An advocate by nature, Leisa uses her passion for the law to help people in need.  She says: ‘I know that the legal system and the insurance industry can feel immensely overwhelming to people, particularly when they have other worries going on in their lives related to their health, employment or families.  My goal is to relieve that pressure.  Most importantly, I know that reaching resolution quickly can allow people to move forward with their lives.’

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Jennifer Langille

Jennifer was born and raised in the little community of Caribou, located in rural Pictou County. Jennifer attended West Pictou, keeping herself busy outside of school as a longtime member of the Heatherbell Girls Pipes and Drums. After graduating from West Pictou in 2001, she spent a year studying at Saint Mary's University before attending Saint Francis Xavier University, where she worked as a tour guide and in the admissions office. She graduated from St. F.X. in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Political Science and Sociology. Jennifer then attended Dalhousie Law School, while juggling a busy work schedule as a Caseload Planner for the Victorian Order of Nurses. She also spent a semester at the Dalhousie Legal Aid Clinic. Jennifer graduated with her law degree in 2008.

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Tristan Carroll

Tristan was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Memorial University (2013). He obtained his law degree from the University of New Brunswick (2016), where he was a teaching assistant. Tristan was engaged in his law school community as a moot coach and a volunteer with Pro Bono Students Canada.

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Jamie MacGillivray

Jamie was admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1994.  He has a Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Law from the University of New Brunswick.  Jamie has practiced personal injury and insurance law since 1994, and exclusively since 1999.  He is the principal and founder of MacGillivray Injury and Insurance Law which is now one of the region's leading Plaintiff personal injury practices and the largest in Atlantic Canada.  Jamie has extensive trial experience with 39 entries for decisions in the CanLii case law database.

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