The Honourable Clyde K. Wells Joins St. John’s Office as Counsel

February 19, 2013

ST. JOHN’S (February 19, 2013) – Cox & Palmer, a preeminent full-service law firm in the Atlantic region, today announced that the Honourable Clyde K. Wells QC, former premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, has joined their St. John’s office as counsel.

“We are delighted to welcome Clyde to our firm. As one of Canada’s highly respected legal minds, he is a valuable addition to our office,” says Alexander MacDonald QC, managing partner of Cox & Palmer’s St. John’s office. “In his new role as counsel, Clyde’s availability and advice will be a tremendous asset, and will further enhance our accomplished team, practice, and client-service.”

Clyde has had an extensive legal and political career. A graduate of Dalhousie Law School, Clyde built a thriving legal practice before serving as the fifth Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1989-1996. Upon his departure from politics, Clyde joined one of Cox & Palmer’s predecessor firms, where he practiced for two and a half years before being appointed as a justice of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Court of Appeal). He was appointed Chief Justice of the province in 1999, holding the position for 10 years until choosing to step down. Clyde remained as a supernumerary justice of the appellate court until his full retirement from the bench in November 2012.

“This is a very natural fit for me,” says Wells. “Cox & Palmer is a top-tier firm with a reputation for providing outstanding legal service. Rejoining the firm I was earlier connected with gives me an opportunity to continue my long-term involvement with the legal profession. I am looking forward to that involvement and hope to make a positive advisory contribution in the process.”

Cox & Palmer has been an integral part of Atlantic Canada’s business community for over a century. With almost 200 lawyers in offices throughout the region, Cox & Palmer is a preeminent full–service regional firm providing advice in many sectors including, banking and financial services, construction, fisheries & marine, health, insurance, municipal, energy & natural resources, telecommunications, and transportation.

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