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Randall P. H. Balcome, Q.C.: Kentville Lawyer in Personal Injury and Business and Employment Law

Randall P. H. Balcome

Randall P. H. Balcome, Q.C.

Kentville Office

Telephone: 902-678-3257

Fax: 902-678-7727

Email: rbalcome@wnns.ca

Paralegal: Debbie VanBlarcom


Randall is a senior lawyer with Waterbury Newton and has been with our firm since 1992. Randall is a very successful lawyer and puts his considerable knowledge and experience at the service of his clients. He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Randall has been a practising member of the Nova Scotia Bar since 1982.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury and Insurance Claims
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Contract and Commercial Law
  • Estate Claims
  • Estates, Trusts and Wills
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Commercial and Property Transactions

Community Activities & Interests

  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Risk and Practice Management Committee (2005 - 2006)
  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee (2003 - 2005)
  • Chairperson, Nova Scotia Practice Assistance Committee (1999 - 2005)
  • Executive Member of Kentville and Area Minor Hockey Association (1998 - 2004)
  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society Legal Ethics Committee (1998 - 2003)
  • Soccer Coach for Kings West Soccer Association (2001 - 2003)
  • Nova Scotia Bar Council (1998 - 2000)
  • President of Kings County Barristers’ Society (1996 - 1997)
  • Treasurer and Secretary of the Kings County Barristers’ Society (1995 - 1996)
  • Member of Executive of Kentville and Area Minor Hockey Association (2002 - 2007)
  • Chairperson of Constitutional Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, Nova Scotia Branch (1987 - 1991)
  • Member of Committee for Constitutional Options for Atlantic Canada (1991)
  • Kings County Coordinator for Canadian Bar Association “Law Day” Campaign (1983, 1987 and 1988)
  • Chairperson of Annapolis Valley Chapter of Amnesty International (1984 - 1987)
  • Chairperson of Fund Raising Drive of Kings Historical Society (1983)
  • Member of Annapolis Valley Affiliated Board of Trade (1982 - 1989)
  • Member of Kentville and Area Board of Trade (1982 - 1989)
  • Member of Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (1982 – Present)

Education

  • Masters of Law – University of London (London School of Economics and Political Science), London, England (1984)
  • Bachelor of Laws – Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (1981)
  • Bachelor of Arts – Saint Mary’s University Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (1978)

Achievements & Affiliations

  • Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Administrative Law (1989 - 1992)
  • Lecturer, Faculty of Commerce, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Commercial/Business Law and Labour Relations Law, (1995 - Onward)
  • Lecturer, Faculty of Commerce, Department of Accounting, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1991 - 2002)
  • Lecturer, Faculty of Arts, Department of Political Science, St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Law and Politics; Comparative Constitutional Law (1986 - 1990)
  • Lecturer, Department of Education, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Education Law (1996)
  • Lecturer, School of Education, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Education Law (1997 - 1998)
  • Lecturer, School of Education, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Education Law (Summer of 1985, 1987, 1991)
  • Casual Lecturer, Westminster School, London, England, Civics/Public Law (1983)

Presentations & Publications

  • Lorman Education Conferences on “The Rights of Disabled Employees” (from 2008)
  • “CPP Benefits,” “Long Term Disability Benefits” and “Educational Accommodation and Access Issues for the Disabled” at ReachAbility Conferences (Since 2004)
  • “Issues of Independence: The Great Identity Crisis” at Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice Seminar for Administrative Tribunals, May 3, 1995, Halifax, N.S.
  • “Issues of Independence: The Great Identity Crisis” at Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice Seminar for Administrative Tribunals, October 21, 1991, Halifax, N.S.
  • “Civil Remedies under the Planning Act”, at Annual Meeting of Municipal Lawyers Section of the Canadian Bar Association – Nova Scotia Branch – April 16, 1991, Halifax, N.S.
  • “Application of Charter of Rights by Administrative Tribunals” at Continuing Legal Education Society of Nova Scotia Conference on Administrative Law, April 28, 1990, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • “Multiculturism and the Charter of Rights” at Annual General Meeting of the West Nova Multiculturism Society, November 6, 1986, Bridgetown, N.S.
  • “Iran Rand and Federalism” at the Saint Mary’s Law Society, February 19, 1986, Halifax, N.S.
  • “Equality Rights and Non-Discrimination” at “Schools and the Charter of Rights Seminar”, at the Dalhousie University Institute of Public Affairs, March 19, 10, 1985, Halifax, N.S.
  • “Administrative Law 101″ (2001) 26 Nova Scotia Law News 37
  • “Research Paper on Administrative Law Reform in Nova Scotia” – Research Paper for Nova Scotia Law Reform Commission – March 14, 1995
  • “Administrative Law Remedies: How to Win the Battle but still lose the War – Case comment on Mossman v. Nova Scotia” – Reid’s Administrative Law
  • “The New Heights of Procedural Fairness” (1993) 19 Nova Scotia Law News 108
  • “Statutory Injunctions in Municipal Legislation” (1992) 18 Nova Scotia Law News 145
  • Supreme Court of Canada Decision Making; The Benchmarks of Rand, Kerwin and Martland (Toronto: Carswell Co. Ltd., 1990)
  • “Book Review of Zuker, The Legal Context of Education” (1990) 2 Education Law Journal 354
  • “Application of the Charter of Rights by Administrative Tribunals: The “Cuddy Chicks Decision” (1990) 16 Nova Scotia Law News 193
  • Consulting Editor to Nova Scotia Law News (Administrative Law and Civil Rights), 1989 – 2010
  • “Issues of Independence: The Great Identity Crisis” a paper presented for the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice Seminar on Administrative Tribunals, October, 1991
  • Preparation of Submission of the Canadian Bar Association – Nova Scotia Branch – to the Nova Scotia Task Force on Court Structure concerning Judicial Independence (pp. 19 – 22 of Final Submission)
  • “Protection Against Discrimination” and “The Charter of Rights and Freedoms” – Scripts for the Canadian Bar Association “DIAL-A-LAW” Program in Nova Scotia, 1987, Revised in 1990 and 1991
  • “Scope and Methods, and Rand and Federalism” – a Paper Presented to the Saint Mary’s Law Society, 1986
  • Balcome, Randall, “Historical Development of Products Liability Law” (1993) Canadian Consumer Magazine, Winter 1983
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