Neala Kielley is an associate with Cox & Palmer in St. John’s, where she primarily practices in the areas of labour and employment law, administrative law, human rights law and litigation. Neala began her legal career with Cox & Palmer in 2017 as a summer student and was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar in February, 2020.
Clients rely on Neala’s guidance and rigourous attention to detail when navigating legal complexities. Prior to receiving her Juris Doctor from Dalhousie University, Neala attended Memorial University, where she earned her Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (Co-operative), with a focus in human resources.
Upon convoking in 2016 Neala was awarded the Faculty of Business Administration Dean’s Award for her commitment to volunteering, community leadership, and academic excellence. Neala’s commitment to the community continues today. Outside the office, she volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters, and with Operation Entrepreneur (Prince’s Trust Canada), teaching military veterans business law basics to help them reintegrate into the workplace by starting their own business.
Neala likes to stay active by attending spin classes, practicing yoga, and hiking with her beloved canine companion, Jordyn. She is an avid cook and loves venturing to new restaurants.
- Newfoundland and Labrador (2020)
- Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law
- Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law (2019)
- Memorial University of Newfoundland (Bachelor of Commerce (Cooperative), Hons. 2016)
Activities Within Firm
- Member, Labour and Employment Practice Group
- Member, ALT (Start-ups) Practice Group
- Member, Insurance Litigation Practice Group
Lectures & Presentations
- Co-Presenter, Operation Entrepreneur (Prince’s Trust Canada): Business Law Basics, July 2019
Law Society Memberships
- Law Society of Newfoundland & Labrador
- Canadian Bar Association
- Impact of COVID-19 on the Reasonable Notice Period
- Corner Brook (City) v Bailey: Insurers and Defence Counsel Breathe a Sigh of Release
- Getting it Right on Human Rights
- The Supreme Court of Canada Ends the Debate - Waiver of Tort is Not an Independent Cause of Action: Atlantic Lottery v. Babstock
- Insurance Litigation Group: Atlantic Canada Case Law Updates
- Temporary Lay-off Period Extended in Newfoundland and Labrador
- COVID-19 Travel Restrictions in Atlantic Canada - A Summary for Business Travelers
- Employee Refusals to Work: Employer Rights and Obligations under OHS Legislation
- COVID-19 Public Health Measures and Essential Services in Atlantic Canada
- COVID-19 – How Employers Can Manage the Workplace in These Uncertain Times
- How to Prepare for Coronavirus in the Workplace