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Christopher Madill


Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 2006

Legal Assistant(s): Jenn Stark

Providing legal services through a professional corporation.

Clients want to have their litigation risk identified early and managed appropriately. Chris brings a practical approach to resolving his clients’ issues by providing frank and timely advice aimed at maximizing client goals and proactively managing downside litigation risk.

Chris works with a diverse group of clients including insurers, construction companies, real estate developers, manufacturers, distributors, banks and securities firms. Some of the ways he has helped his clients are by:

  • Acting on behalf of insurers on coverage issues and the defence of claims in the areas of automobile and personal injury, product liability, occupiers’ liability, property insurance and professional liability.
  • Acting on behalf of owners, general contractors and subcontractors on construction matters, including contract and negligence claims, construction liens, bond claims, tendering disputes and delay claims.
  • Acting on behalf of companies with respect to product liability claims including negligent design, negligent manufacture, failure to warn and warranty claims.
  • Acting in disputes involving corporate and securities issues, such as shareholder disputes, oppression claims and directors’ and officers’ duties.
  • Acting on behalf of banks, mutual fund dealers and securities firms in matters involving trading issues and contract claims.

Education & Career


Dalhousie University, LL.B., 2005
Concordia University, B.A. (honours), 2001


Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers, 2006 to present.
Board Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers, 2014 to present.
AGM Planning Committee, Canadian Defence Lawyers, 2013 to present.
CLE Committee, Canadian Defence Lawyers, 2014 to present.
Chair, Dalhousie Medical School Admissions Committee, 2014 to present.
Member, Dalhousie Medical School Admissions Committee, 2010-2011, 2013-2014.
Board Member, Paths 2 Learning, 2013 to present.
Board Member, Nova Scotia Health Organizations Protective Association (NS HOPA), 2011-present.
Chair, Audit Committee, Nova Scotia Health Organizations Protective Association (NS HOPA), 2013-present.
Member, Audit Committee, Nova Scotia Health Organizations Protective Association (NS HOPA), 2011-2013.
Board Member, Halifax Association for Community Living, 2004-2006


Lexpert rating: Litigation – Commercial Insurance, 2021
Lexpert rating: Litigation – Corporate Commercial, 2021
Benchmark Canada, local litigation star (General Commercial, Insurance), 2017 – 2021
Benchmark Canada, future star, 2016

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