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Bar Admission

  • Nova Scotia

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Employment/Labour/Human Resources


  • Dalhousie Law School – 2004
  • Mount Allison University – Bachelor of  Arts – 1999


  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Pictou County Barristers’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers


Sarah MacIntosh is a Partner in our Labour/Employment and Litigation Groups. She takes pride in providing strategic, timely and cost-effective advice to institutional and corporate clients, including many in the non-profit and health care sectors.  Sarah is part of the third generation of four MacIntosh’s to serve the clients of Mac, Mac & Mac. Her early exposure to the legal world has taught her that success is based on working harder and smarter than the client expects. She believes that a good lawyer gets to know the client’s business and never loses sight of keeping the business’ objectives and priorities aligned with legal strategy.

Sarah’s practice primarily focuses on providing employers and their management teams with practical, valued-added advice in both unionized and non-unionized environments.  In addition to guiding employers through day-to-day labour and HR issues, Sarah trains management-side bargaining teams in interest focused bargaining and sits as lead negotiator for a number of our clients during collective bargaining.

Sarah obtained her law degree from Dalhousie Law School in 2004 and her Bachelor of Arts degree, with a Special Major in Commerce/Management of Organizational Change from Mount Allison University in 1999. Since then, she has represented clients through the processes of conciliation, grievance arbitrations and investigations/hearings before the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission and the Department of Labour and Advanced Education, as well as representing clients in civil litigation actions and hearings before a variety of administrative tribunals.

Sarah believes in the value of giving back to her community through volunteer work. In early 2017, she was awarded the Canadian Bar Association’s Community Service Award (NS) in recognition of her community based efforts.  She has served extensively on the local boards of Highland Community Residential Services and Summer Street Industries and provides pro bono management training seminars for many local and non-profit organizations.  Most recently, Sarah founded and sits as Chair of Pictou County Safe Harbour, a non-profit society dedicated to supporting the resettlement and sponsorship of Syrian refugees in Pictou County, where she oversees the fundraising and volunteer efforts of several hundred community members.  As a Board member of the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce, Sarah stays connected with the issues that are relevant to our local business community.

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