University Law

Taylor MacLellan Cochrane has been providing legal services to one of Canada's leading secondary educational institutions, Acadia University, for over 35 years. Acadia University has been consistently ahead of most other undergraduate Canadian universities in the annual MacLean's magazine survey of universities in Canada. Acadia University is located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and has an annual enrolment of over 3500 students, who come from around the world to attend the university.

As with any business, the University requires a broad range of legal services in its own unique setting including general advice, preparation and drafting of contracts, work regarding property acquisition and disposition, document and statutory interpretation and financing and trust issues. In addition to these services, Taylor MacLellan Cochrane provides a comprehensive range of litigation support for a wide range of legal issues.

The unique nature of a university community with its constituent parts -- governance, academics, other staff and students require that legal services recognize this unique composition and the special interests that arise from that uniqueness.

Taylor MacLellan Cochrane has been involved with Acadia University's legal needs since the mid 1970's following the appointment of the University's former solicitor, J.A. (BAS) MacLellan (also of Taylor MacLellan & Cochrane) to the Provincial Court Bench. Taylor MacLellan Cochrane is a member of the Canadian Association of the University Solicitors. This unique body brings together lawyers from across Canada who do legal work for universities and colleges and allows for a free flowing exchange of ideas, trends and expertise in University Law.

Having the opportunity to do legal work for Acadia University over a continuous period of over 35 years has provided Taylor MacLellan Cochrane with the opportunity to bring history and consistency to bear on the provision of legal advice to the University. The same opportunity has given Taylor MacLellan Cochrane the advantage of working with the law and legal issues in a unique setting for a unique and progressive client.

Representative Client

Acadia University

Acadia University


The Taylor MacLellan Cochrane University Law Team can be contacted by e-mail at TMC University Law or visit the contact page for information on how to contact them by phone, fax, mail or to find out where our office is located.



Legal Services

Kentville Office / Mailing Address:
50 Cornwallis Street
Kentville, NS
B4N 2E4

Kingston Office:
643 Main Street
Kingston, NS

Windsor Office:
189 Gerrish Street
Windsor, NS

t: 902.678.6156 Kentville
t: 902.242.6156 Kingston

t: 902.472.6156 Windsor

f: 902.678.6010
Toll Free: 1-888-4-TMC-LAW

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