Kevin Gibson, Q.C.

Kevin's litigation practice focuses on construction, natural resources, infrastructure projects, and commercial, administrative and tort matters.

Kevin’s practice is concentrated in the litigation of construction disputes, including those related to offshore oil and gas installations, mining and infrastructure projects, as well as complex commercial, administrative and tort matters. He has successfully presented cases as counsel in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Canada and before arbitration panels in large construction claims.

Kevin regularly advises owners, architects, engineers and contractors in the negotiation, drafting and interpretation of procurement and construction agreements, including those in significant public transportation, P3 and hydro-electric energy infrastructure projects. He has provided advice to governments and government agencies across Canada in the negotiation and drafting of construction agreements for civil works projects, athletic facilities and public housing projects, and drafted procurement policies for public and institutional clients, including municipalities and universities. Kevin has also published articles in the areas of construction contracts, international trade and professional liability, and has lectured frequently in the Construction Association of Nova Scotia and industry seminars on the resolution of construction disputes, the law of tendering and construction contracts, as well as electronic and traditional procurement methods.

Kevin is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Canadian Bar Association, where he was chair of the Nova Scotia Construction and Infrastructure Law Section from 2017 until 2019 and chair of the planning committee for the 2018 National Construction and Infrastructure Law Conference in Halifax. Active in university affairs, Kevin served for many years as Secretary of the Board of Governors of the University of King’s College, where he was a member of several university committees, including the Executive Committee and the Board of Appeal and Discipline, which he chaired. Kevin co-founded and continues to teach the course in Construction Law in the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, where he previously taught Civil Trial Practice for several years. Kevin is also a director of the Supply Chain Management Association of Nova Scotia.

Kevin is listed as a leading practitioner in Construction Law in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and has been named a Litigation Star in Commercial and Construction Law for Nova Scotia in Benchmark® Canada.

Year of Call
Nova Scotia, 2001
Newfoundland and Labrador, 2016

Law School
LL.B., Queen's University
B.A. (Hons.) (Jurisprudence), Oxford University

B.A. (Hons.), University of King's College