Meaghan is an associate with the Cox & Palmer office in Charlottetown. She graduated from the University of Prince Edward Island (BBA) and received the 2009 Prince Edward Island Law Foundation Scholarship, following which she attended Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law attaining a Juris Doctor (2011).
Meaghan practices in the areas of litigation, employment and labour law, administrative law, estate planning and real property. Her experience in the areas of employment, labour, and administrative law has provided her opportunity to work on a variety of issues including wrongful dismissal lawsuits, governance and regulatory issues, drafting employment/termination agreements, judicial review applications and the resolution of human rights complaints.
With extensive exposure to large files, Meaghan has litigation experience that exceeds what would be typical for a lawyer of her tenure. Additionally, she is the Vice-Chair of the provincial Workers Compensation Appeals Tribunal where she presides over a number of cases regularly which afford her valuable insight and perspective.
Open and approachable, Meaghan works closely with her clients to gather all the important details at the outset so that she can provide advice tailored to their needs with a goal of achieving timely resolutions.
- Acts for health authority with respect to administrative and human resource matters.
- Acts for licensing body relating to licensing, and provides governance and regulatory advice.
- Conducts by-law prosecutions for municipal authority.
- Acts for various employers on employment and labour related matters.
- Prince Edward Island (2012)
- Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law
- University of Prince Edward Island (BBA, Co-operative Education, 2007)
- Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law (J.D., 2011)
Community & Volunteer Activities
- Executive Member – Charlottetown Federal Liberal Association Riding (past)
- Member – Charlottetown Curling Club
- Young Lawyers Chair- Canadian Bar Association (CBA-PEI)
- FUSION Charlottetown, Corporate Secretary and Legal Counsel, 2014-present
Law Society Memberships
- Canadian Bar Association
- Law Society of Prince Edward Island
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- Legislative Update: Human Rights Act, RSPEI 1988, c H-12
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