Brenda G. Noble, QC
Legal Assistant

Brenda G. Noble, QC, is a partner in the Saint John office of Cox & Palmer. She was called to the New Brunswick Bar in 1982 after completing her education at the University of New Brunswick. Brenda was appointed the designation of Queen’s Counsel in 2001.  Brenda was a partner of the former firm Barry Spalding and has an established reputation as a senior and respected practitioner in the area of family and estate law. In addition to traditional litigation and negotiation of family law matters, her practice includes the ability to act in the capacity of mediator or arbitrator in cases where alternative dispute resolution is sought . Currently, a member of the Strategic Development Committee for the Rules of Court and Complaints Committee of the NB Law Society.

Brenda was born in Fredericton and was a member of the Minister of Justice of New Brunswick’s Task Force on Access to Family Justice which resulted in a report in 2009. That report brought about the changes that have been invoked in the Judicial District of Saint John in an effort to make the courts easier and faster to navigate.

Outside the office, Brenda is passionate about the equestrian sport of dressage.


Queen's Counsel

  • 2001

Bar Admission

  • New Brunswick (1982)

Law School

  • University of New Brunswick


  • University of New Brunswick (B.A., 1976)
  • University of New Brunswick (LL.B., 1981)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

As a former course leader and long-time lecturer for the Bar Admissions Course; member, chair, co-chair and presenter for Continuing Legal Education programs; involvement with the Practice and Procedures Committee of the Queen’s Bench Family Division and having served on the Rules of Court Revision Committee and currently serving on its successor, the strategic Development Committee for the Rules of Court, Brenda has influenced many people and made significant contributions to the legal community.

Law Society Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of New Brunswick
  • Saint John Law Society