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Blair C. Fraser
Partner
Legal Assistant
BIO

Blair is a Partner with Cox & Palmer and a member of our Litigation Practice Group servicing an extensive range of local, national and international clients such as insurance companies, banks, large corporations and federal crown corporations. Blair works extensively within the Insurance Group providing counsel to major national and local insurers for auto, home, commercial general liability, professional liability, product liability, as well as matters dealing with subrogation, and disability benefits. He sits on our Regional Insurance Practice Group and was also responsible for recruiting for many years for the New Brunswick offices.

His practice includes trial and pre-trial representation, settlement negotiations and mediation. This representation involves litigation at various levels of the judicial system including the Court of Appeal and Trial Divisions of New Brunswick and the Supreme Court of Canada. Blair’s general litigation experience includes liability, negligence cases, contract disputes and interpretation, representing clients on product liability cases and professional negligence cases, health law, property claims and disability claims.

BACKGROUND

Bar Admission

  • New Brunswick (1997)

Law School

  • Université de Moncton

Education

  • Trent University (B.A. Honours in Political Science, 1991)
  • Université de Nantes (Diploma in Fr. Litt., Nantes, France 1992)
  • Université de Moncton (LL.B 1996)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Member – Federal Judicial Advisory Committee of Canada (2017 – 2019)
  • Board Member – Ethics and Research Committee, Regional Health Authority A, Province of New Brunswick (2010 – 2018)
  • Member – New Court House Committee, L’association des juristes d’expression française du Nouveau-Brunswick (2003 – 2006)
  • President – Moncton Area Lawyers’ Association (2002 – 2003)
  • Vice-President – Moncton Area Lawyers’ Association (2001 – 2002)
  • Vice-President – Young Lawyers of Canada, NB Chapter (2001 – 2002)
  • Board Member – Strategic Planning Committee, Canadian Bar Association, New Brunswick Branch
  • Board Member – Canadian Bar Association, New Brunswick Branch
  • Member – Judicial Liaison Committee, Moncton Area Lawyers’ Association

Community & Volunteer Activities

  • President – Nicholas Beach Community (2016 – )
  • Vice-President – Tennis New Brunswick (2010 – )
  • Board Member & Treasurer – Jeunesse Musical Canada (2004 – 2007)
  • Executive Member – Alzheimer’s’ Society of South East New Brunswick (2004 – 2006)
  • Vice-President – Moncton Tennis Club (1998 – 2002)
  • Volunteer – Mobile Soup Kitchen

Lectures & Presentations

  • Speaker – Appellate Advocacy Under 3 Different Angles (regarding the Court of Appeal), CBA-NB Branch, MidWinter Meetings (2017)
  • Speaker – Appellant Advocacy, L’association des juristes d’expression française du N.-B. (2016)
  • Lecturer – Civil Litigation, Bar Admission Course
  • Lecturer – Appeal Advocacy Course, Université de Moncton Law School

Law Society Memberships

  • Law Society of New Brunswick
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Association des juristes d'expression française de la Nouveau-Brunswick

Languages

  • English
  • French