Bettina practices primarily in the field of labour, employment, pension and employee benefits law.
Originally from the Toronto area, Bettina moved to Halifax and joined the firm in 1996. She is a member of the Nova Scotia Bar and the Ontario Bar. She has served as the Chair of the Labour and Employment Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association of Nova Scotia. Bettina has been a speaker at numerous conferences relating to the fields of labour and employment law, and pension and benefits law.
Bettina has appeared before all levels of court in Nova Scotia, and has experience with various administrative tribunals in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and New Brunswick, in a wide range of issues relating to labour law, human rights, administrative law, and pension and benefits law.
She also has extensive experience in matters before the Canada Industrial Relations Board, and in providing advice to pension and benefit plan sponsors, trustees, administrators, unions and members with respect to employer-sponsored and multi-employer plans.
Her practice extends to human rights and other areas of administrative law, and to representing unions and pension plan administrators in insolvency proceedings, including proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act.