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.