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BIO

Charles Whelly, QC, is Counsel and works from the Saint John office of Cox & Palmer. He was called to the New Brunswick Bar in 1978 after completing his education at the University of New Brunswick. Charles was appointed the designation of Queen’s Counsel in 1998. He provides litigation counsel in a broad range of cases, usually involving commercial, planning, environmental, construction or professional issues.

BACKGROUND

Queen's Counsel

  • 1998

Bar Admission

  • New Brunswick (1978)

Law School

  • University of New Brunswick

Education

  • University of New Brunswick (LL.B. 1978)
  • University of New Brunswick (B.B.A. 1975)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Member – RBC Life Insurance Company, Board of Directors (1998 – Present)
  • Member – RBC General Insurance Company, Board of Directors (2004 – Present)
  • Member – RBC Insurance Company of Canada, Board of Directors (2004 – Present)
  • Honourary Consul of the Netherlands for N.B. & P.E.I (1988-2003)
  • Canadian Bar Insurance Association – Board of Directors (1985-1995); Member of Management Board (1987-1995); Vice-President and Treasurer (1989-1991); Acting President (1990-1991); President (1991-1993); Past President (1993-1995)
  • Canadian Lawyers Insurance Association – Advisory Board (1988 – ), Treasurer (1994–2000); Executive & Finance Committee (1994 – Present); Vice-Chair (2000-2006); Chair (2006 – Present). [CLIA is an insurance reciprocal that provides errors and omissions coverage to lawyers throughout Canada]
  • Board of Directors – Chancery Reinsurance Limited (1992-1997)

Law Society Memberships

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