Title: Admiralty and Maritime


John D. Laidlaw, Q.C.



John Laidlaw

Firm: Cox & Palmer
Address:Brunswick Square, Suite 1500
1 Germain Street
Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4V1
Phone:506 633 2710
Fax:506 632 8809
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Local Time:Thu. 06:39
Web site: Direct Page


General experience in corporate and commercial law. Negotiating and drafting various commercial contracts, agreements of purchase and sale of assets and shares. Negotiating agreements on behalf of clients with private, institutional, and venture capital lending agencies. Representing clients in financial, fisheries, retail and professional services. Negotiating with government agencies. General experience in real estate law - acting for purchasers, vendors and financial institutions in commercial and residential real estate transactions. General experience in acting on behalf of municipalities on all aspects of municipal law.


Areas of Practice


  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Municipal
  • Real Estate
  • Securities & Corporate Finance


Professional Career


Significant Accomplishments

Queen's Counsel: 2008

~ Listed as a leading practitioner by the publication The Best Lawyers in Canada since 2012 for his practice in the area of Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law.
~ Consistently recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading practitioner in Corporate Commercial Law.

Professional Associations

    Canadian Bar Association
    Saint John Law Society
    Law Society of New Brunswick


Presented lectures and papers on real property law and municipal law including “Title Requisitions” and “Municipal Liability: How To Cut Services Without Increasing Legal Exposure”. Lecturer at Bar Admission Course - Commercial Law Subsection Lecturer at Continuing Legal Education Programs.

Bar Admission

New Brunswick (1984)



Mount Allison University (B.A. 1980)
University of New Brunswick (LL.B. 1983)