Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc.

Lisa Teryl Halifax Lawyer

Welcome To Our Law Firm

Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. family lawyers provide legal mediations, arbitrations and legal coaching for divorces, legal separations.

Our employment lawyers provide legal mediations, arbitrations and legal coaching for employers and employees. On the toughest human rights issues and terminations. We also prepare wills and have helpful estate lawyers.

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Why Choose Teryl Scott

Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. offers affordable legal services by not requiring legal retainers. We have pay-as-you-go services so that you can manage your legal budget.

Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. resolves conflict by creating fair and reasonable outcomes in ways that are cost effective. We serve Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and the surrounding areas.

We are conveniently located at the corner of Larry Uteck Boulevard and the Bedford Highway– overlooking the beautiful Bedford Basin.

Our Lawyers' Reviews

    5 star review  Lisa is extremely knowledgeable, professional and personable. She made the entire process as painless as possible and I felt very supported throughout. I would highly recommend Lisa’s services.

    thumb Myra Davis
    October 19, 2021

    5 star review  Truly incredible working with them! Strongly recommended!

    thumb Sruly Kalfa
    October 13, 2021

    5 star review  Respectful, thorough and professional...answered all questions at length and provided a comfortable, 'safe' environment to do so!

    thumb Roseita Corbett
    September 17, 2021

Our Values

What you can expect from our experienced Halifax lawyers

No Retainer Fee

You pay at the end of each appointment by e-tranfer or credit card—“pay-as-you-go.” Most of the work is done with you present so you can easily manage your legal fees.


Our past clients have stellar things to say about our work. We pride ourselves on empowering our clients and customers to resolve their conflicts effectively and efficiently.


Teryl Scott professionals are easy to contact. Clients and customers appreciate that they can be contacted not only by email, phone and in person but also by text!


Confusing legal jargon/problems? Your first appointment will answer all your questions.

Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. Values and Vision

What makes Teryl Scott Lawyer Inc. unique?

Maritimers are looking for better ways to control their legal fees. We understand it is a hardship to pay large retainer fees upfront–traditionally required by law firms. These retainers make it difficult to have control over your legal budget.

We do not require retainers it’s pay-as-you-go. To help you navigate the steps involved to complete the work, we give you a cost estimate and a timeline upfront.

Our vision is to simplify the legal process for you. We work with you to de-escalate conflict in the workplaces and in families.

Fiscal responsibility  •  Strength of integrity 
​Transparency  •  Personal responsibility and accountability   •  Creating no further harm

Our commitment is to provide you with the best legal guidance in the most cost-effective way.

Halifax Law Firm Teryl Scott Lawyers

Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. making the right changes

The lawyers at this Halifax law firm have listened to client concerns. We recognize the problems with the traditional ways of delivering legal services. We are continually looking for ways to improve legal services.

For family legal mediations, arbitrations and legal coaching, let us show you how to Divorce Well™. We also prepare wills and estate documents, effectively manage employment disputes, quickly arbitrate terminations, and make broad system changes through human rights litigation.

Book Your Appointment

To get started, book your first appointment online with senior legal counsel, Lisa Teryl. We’re here to listen to your legal issues and resolve them fairly, efficiently and cost-effectively.​

How we are different from a traditional Halifax Law Firm

Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. was first established in 1995 by the sister – brother team, Lisa Teryl and Shawn Scott. Since then, the firm recognizes the need Nova Scotians have for better clarity and help navigating Nova Scotian laws and the court systems.

These are some of the issues we had when we were a traditional law firm and how we fixed them:​

TRADITIONAL: Large retainers prevent many Nova Scotians from being able to hire a lawyer.

NEW: Pay-as-you-go system, pay for one meeting at a time–you’re in control. We also do a lot of our work on a flat fee basis.

TRADITIONAL: Lawyers often approach the work in an adversarial manner. This approach is costly.

NEW: Legal mediators are available to arbitrate between the parties. This approach de-escalates conflict and saves you money.

NEW: Teryl Scott mediators are highly experienced and will create a more peaceful way to resolve legal conflicts without putting the parties in the same room!

TRADITIONAL: Legal services are packaged as adversarial and controlled by the lawyer.

NEW: Legal coaching is presented as an option that allows clients to self-represent. Self-representing is a cost-effective way to handle a legal conflict if you can’t afford a lawyer to represent you.

Legal coaches explain effective legal strategy, how to resolve the issues fairly and efficiently. Their guidance properly prepares you for your day in court in order to maximize your chances of success.

Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc.

Lisa Teryl is a co-founder and senior legal counsel for Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. Seeing the need Nova Scotians have for quick and easy answers to their legal problems, she authored the Nova Scotian best-selling book Nova Scotia Law: Everything you wanted to know but couldn’t afford to ask. 

This book answers many common questions and misconceptions people have about Nova Scotia law. You can buy her book from Amazon.

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