Toll Free: 1-877-559-8585

Berwick Office: 902-538-3168

Kentville Office 902-678-3257

Waterbury Newton: A Full Service Law Firm in Berwick & Kentville

Waterbury Newton is a full service law firm serving the Annapolis Valley. It is the aim of each lawyer, paralegal and staff member to provide personalized legal services in the most efficient and effective manner possible. We work to create innovate solutions while still maintaining the old-fashioned values our firm was founded upon over 60 years ago.


To schedule a free 30-minute consultation, call Waterbury Newton. We operate out of two offices in Berwick and Kentville.

Civil Litigation

Waterbury Newton has a number of very experienced and senior lawyers who represent both plaintiffs and defendants in civil claims. These claims include:

  • Corporate Shareholder Disputes and Oppression Claims
  • Business Valuations
  • Disputes over the Use and Ownership of Land
  • Collection of Debts
  • Breach of Contract
  • Breach of Trust
  • Professional Negligence
  • Administrative Law (the Appeal or Review of Administrative Tribunals and Government Decision-Makers)
  • Claims for Disability Benefits under Private Short and Long Term Disability Plans and the Canada Pension Plan
  • Appeals of Civil Claims to the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal


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Corporate & Business Law

Waterbury Newton provides a variety of services to clients ranging from new entrepreneurs to long-established corporations. Our services include:

  • Company Incorporations, Amalgamations, Dissolutions, Purchases and Sales
  • Shareholder, Partnership and Trust Agreements
  • Contract Negotiating, Preparation and Enforcement
  • Intellectual Property Transactions
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate Governance
  • Risk Management
  • Legislative Advice and Due Diligence
  • Preparation and Filing of Documents with the Registry of Joint Stock Companies
  • Acting as Recognized Agent

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Criminal Litigation

Facing a criminal charge can greatly upset your life and future plans. With both criminal prosecution and criminal defence experience, Waterbury Newton has extensive experience in advocating for individuals charged with a crime.


Members of the criminal litigation practice group specialize in impaired driving and drug offences, but can diligently represent clients charged with any statutory or criminal offence.


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Family Law

Family law disputes and litigation can be difficult and emotional. Rely on our experienced team to give you the best and most cost-effective advice on how to deal with the following issues:

  • Separation
  • Divorce
  • Custody and Access
  • Maintenance/Support
  • Child Protection
  • Matrimonial Property
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Marriage Contracts
  • Adoptions

We also have family lawyers with extensive experience in alternative and less costly methods of resolving family law issues, such as mediation and collaborative family law.


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Labour & Employment

Waterbury Newton can give you expert advice, help you make claims and resolve disputes if the following happens:

  • Termination from Employment
  • Severance Offers and Negotiations
  • Health and Safety Issues at Work
  • Discrimination or Harassment in the Work Place
  • Discipline at Work
  • Difficulties Dealing with Your Union

We also have trained arbitrators and mediators who can resolve conflicts and claims in the work place.


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Personal Injury

Waterbury Newton represents clients who have suffered from personal injuries in a variety of areas including:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Slip and Falls, or Trip and Falls
  • Fatal Injuries
  • Sports-Related or Playground Injuries
  • Life Insurance Claims
  • Environmental Illnesses
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability


On behalf of our clients we manage claims from beginning to end. We gather medical and employment information and other relevant evidence, communicate with adjusters, lawyers and witnesses, conduct settlement negotiations and discoveries and pursue litigation in the event that negotiations fail.


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Property Law

Waterbury Newton has expertise in all aspects of property law including:

  • Purchase, Sale and Refinancing of Residential Homes
  • Purchase, Sale and Refinancing of Farms, Forestry Properties, Small Businesses, Retail Businesses, Insurance and Light Manufacturing Businesses
  • Migrations of Residential, Commercial and Vacant Land into the Nova Scotia Land Registry
  • Transactions involving the Development of Condominiums and Subdivisions
  • Landlord and Tenant Transactions and Disputes
  • Litigation of Property Disputes
  • Intellectual Property Transactions and Disputes

We can also act on your behalf in dealing with agents, lenders, insurance companies and municipal governments to ensure the details are taken care of and your transaction closes smoothly.


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Wills, Estates & Trusts

Our firm provides a variety of legal services in the areas of wills, estates and trusts:

  • Estate Planning: Drafting, Witnessing and Storing Wills, Powers of Attorney and Personal Directives
  • Guardianship Applications and Administration for Mentally Incompetent Persons
  • Probate and Administration of Estates upon Death
  • Trust Agreements and Administration
  • Estate Litigation
  • Legal Issues Pertaining to Seniors


Lawyers Practising in Wills, Estates & Trusts

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