We are real people who happen to be lawyers.

Our experience and expertise span across many areas of law allowing us to guide you through the pivotal moments of your life.

While our profession is the law, our mission is peace of mind.

COVID-19 Employment Law Helpline

If your employment situation has been affected by COVID-19, give us a call at 613-231-8334 for a free 20-minute consultation with a legal professional.
Elder Law
Nelligan News
Reading time: < 1 mins
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), a time to recognize a global social issue that affects the health and human rights of millions of older persons around the world. Communities around the world use this day to raise the visibility of elder abuse, by sharing information about abuse and neglect and promoting the resources and services that increase seniors’ safety and well-being. Lawyers and staff at Nelligan O’Brien Payne wore purple today in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Employment Law for Employees
Reading time: 2 mins
Press release: Constitutional challenge to remove damages caps from the Canadian Human Rights Act
Nelligan Law is representing Parkdale Community Legal Services (“PCLS”) in a constitutional challenge to remove damages caps from the Canadian[...]
Estates Law
Reading time: < 1 mins
Nuwanthi Dias on CTV's Ask the Expert
Nuwanthi Dias joins CTV’s Ask the Expert to answer commonly asked questions about creating a Will and planning your estate.[...]
Employment Law for Employees
Reading time: < 1 mins
Renewed calls for Legislative Changes to Support Military Victims of Sexual Assault, Harassment and Discrimination
“Women should no longer feel like guests in the Canadian Armed Forces” states former Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour in[...]
Employment Law for Employers
Reading time: 3 mins
What should you consider before shifting to the four-day work week?
The four-day work week has been generating a lot of buzz lately. Benefits such as increased productivity, better work-life balance,[...]
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Reading time: 4 mins
Crypto Confusion and Misuse of Mareva Injunctions
On February 17, the Plaintiffs in the widely reported Ottawa “Freedom Convoy” class action obtained a Mareva injunction freezing assets. [...]

In July 2009 my four friends and I were struck in a hit and run collision in Kanata. The immediate need was to heal my body and then ultimately mitigate the impact of the injuries on my professional career and personal life. Peter Cronyn was recommended by a family friend. From the first interview onward, I respected Peter and asked him to represent me in the foreseeable legal challenges.

Peter was an invaluable resource of information and sage council. Council that protected and guided me through both turbulent and supportive events with my employer and numerous representatives of insurance companies. He is an adept voice of reason that artfully commands respect and attentiveness in any crowded arena of litigation adversaries and competitors.

I am extremely grateful to Peter for being my adviser, voice and representative when my energy was consumed by healing, gauging my post-collision abilities and saving what I had worked very hard to achieve. Recovery from the collision is life long challenge and adventure. I start this adventure with the help from the very best. Thank you Peter.

- M.W

I am impressed by your profound knowledge on patent. I look forward to more of your guidance and help in the future.


Thanks again for your thoughtful and considered advice. It was most appreciated. You can be assured that if I ever need services of this nature again, I'll be calling you.


Your expert advice, hard work and friendly manner have helped me so much! I appreciated your patience and yet strong approach.


"Again I can't stress enough how much my wife and myself have appreciated your expertise and your insight throughout this ordeal. Should I need legal counsel in the future I will not hesitate to contact you."

Thank you for all the work you did Taiji. I appreciated the effort and strategy you brought forward.


Thank you for the opinion letter and the draft of the settlement letter. I feel that both letters are extremely well written and you did an incredible job with the presentation of the facts with regards to my early termination of my contract.


“I wanted to say thank you for everything you did...I had absolutely no idea what to do when presented with the Statement of Claim. Your explanations of what it all really meant and your advice were extremely helpful to me, and I might not be in the position of knowing that everything will be taken care of if it had not been for your help.”

Thanks so much! You really make me feel calm and comfortable. I really appreciate how quick you get back to me


I could not have accomplished this conclusion without your support and advice.

- L.B

I would first like to say on behalf of my wife and I that although the topic of wills and such is not high on the morning coffee chat, your professionalism and 'the way' you discuss and explain the aspects and importance of a will should be commended. We 'will' definitely recommend many of our other non-will friends to contact you.


Great job on the factum!

Thanks for all of your help over the years.


Talk to Us

We appreciate your interest in our legal services and will do our best to respond to your inquiry within 24 hours. Before we can discuss representing you, we must first ensure that we do not have a conflict of interest.