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Areas of Practice

LaFosse MacLeod is a Cape Breton law firm in Sydney, Nova Scotia with extensive experience in trial work ranging from minor to major cases, as well as corporate-commercial law. If a case requires trial work in the areas of insurance defence, criminal or personal injury law, people turn to us. If a company or business owner requires corporate, commercial, property or estate planning law services, people turn to us. Our legal professionals are sought out for their knowledge and experience in the courtroom and boardroom.

Personal Injury

LaFosse MacLeod has extensive experience in Personal Injury. We are the firm of choice for numerous insurers from a defence perspective, but also represent those who are injured in personal injury claims.

Employment Law

Our firm acts for both employers and employees in wrongful dismissal suits. We provide advice to large and small employers on proper practices in the workplace, and provide employees advice as to their employment rights, and assist them in defending those rights.

Criminal Law

LaFosse MacLeod has a wealth of understanding of criminal law. Our lawyers have defended clients on major and minor criminal matters over the years. As well, we have extensive experience in defending drug and fishery cases.

General Litigation

From contract disputes to negligence claims, our professional reputation in civil litigation is well established in Cape Breton and beyond.

Property Law

Our property team will be able to assist with you with the purchase or sale of your home. All of our lawyers are certified to carry out property transactions and our paralegals are second to none.


LaFosse MacLeod assists clients with commercial transactions, both big and small. Whether it is a multi-million dollar transaction, or a small loan, we are ready to take on the file and guide you through the process.


Whether you are looking to incorporate or are seeking advice on existing corporations, we are ready to assist with all your corporate needs.

Wills and Estates

When it comes to estate planning, our lawyers have the experience and reputation to ensure your estate will properly be administered and that the documents are in place to avoid complications down the road.

Our Lawyers

Our team of lawyers at LaFosse MacLeod is highly respected for their extensive experience in trial and corporate law. Other law firms in Cape Breton and beyond frequently refer clients to us to handle their litigation needs. In the areas of insurance defence, criminal, personal injury, corporate-commercial, property or estate law, our trial and corporate lawyers are recognized for delivering results for our clients.

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Guy LaFosse, Q.C.

Guy is renowned for his vast experience before tribunals, with mediation and arbitration..….

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Stephanie Myles

Stephanie has been practicing law in Cape Breton since 2012, when she was called to the Nova…..

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Ian Parker

Ian received his law degree from the University of New Brunswick in 2011. After graduating...

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Michelle Lahey

Michelle obtained her B.A. from Cape Breton University, and received her LL.B., and B.C.L. .…..

Our Clients

Here are what colleagues and clients have to say about working with LaFosse MacLeod:

Guy is leading an excellent and trustworthy team, is approachable, patient when it comes to discussing the affairs and I highly recommend him. He’s the most outstanding, superior lawyer I ever commissioned.
The practice of law involves a great deal of responsibility and that is why the law firm of LaFosse MacLeod comes highly recommended. LaFosse MacLeod has the skills and character traits needed to practice in civil and criminal litigation: the ability to clearly communicate; the art of persuasiveness; confidence; negotiation skills; honesty and knowledge of the law and Rules of Evidence.

After 18 years of practicing law, I learned what it felt like to be a client. As my life began to unravel in March, 2003, I needed a lawyer. I looked around and thought of Guy LaFosse. Given our respective areas of practice, I knew Guy by reputation only as we seldom came into contact. Over the four months that Guy represented me, he was in regular contact, whether providing me with updates and materials, or just calling to inquire of me and my family as to how I was doing on a personal level. Guy was professional, forthright, and concerned. I would highly recommend Guy as a lawyer to call upon if you find yourself in distress.
A very professional and knowledgeable firm.
When we are privileged to work in a profession dedicated to providing service to others, it is natural that we can appreciate the unpredictable obstacles we face when dealing with legal struggles within the workplace and our specific industries. Labour legislation (Federal and Provincial) combined with the criminal and other pieces of legislation sometimes overlap and it is critical to be prepared, especially when selecting the best possible legal counsel to deal with all aspects of a case. I want to express my appreciation for all the time and energy LaFosse MacLeod spent in settling those cases I had the reason and privilege to partake in , it is genuinely appreciated.
“As a rural practitioner, I am sometimes required to seek expertise outside of my general practice. With respect to trial work, I continue to refer clients to Guy LaFosse. I am always confident that clients will be represented in a timely, civil and professional manner. ”
Whether it was for business or personal LaFosse-MacLeod (barristers & solicitors) is an excellent firm to deal with. They treat you like a friend and always give helpful advice. When I recommend LaFosse-MacLeod to others they can be confident they are dealing with the best.

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50 Dorchester Street, P.O. Box 297, Sydney, Nova Scotia, B1P 6H1
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