Nicola Watson

Nicola is originally from Truro, NS. She completed her articles at Pink Larkin, and joined the firm as an associate in June 2016.

Nicola received her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University where she completed the Labour and Employment Law Program curricular stream. She advises both employers, unions, and individual employees on workplace matters with a focus on interpretation and drafting of contracts, navigation of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and termination of employment relationships.

Nicola also has a broader litigation practice with experience working on complex criminal matters.

Nicola has appeared before the Nova Scotia Provincial Court, the Supreme Court and various administrative tribunals. Nicola has also represented clients in alternative dispute resolution processes including mediations and arbitrations.

In her spare time, Nicola enjoys practicing yoga, travelling, and spending time with her rescue dog, Meeko. Prior to working at Pink Larkin, Nicola’s love of travel led her to spend 3 months working at Legal Aid of Cambodia in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, assisting with matters involving both international and domestic criminal law as well as land law.

Nicola also spends a significant amount of time involved in the community including sitting on the Board of Directors for the Halifax Regional Special Olympics Committee.

Nicola is a member of the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers, the Advocates’ Society, and the Canadian Bar Association.

Year of Call
Nova Scotia, 2016

Law School
J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, 2015

University of New Brunswick

Labour Law