Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. provides family lawyers, legal mediations, arbitrations and legal coaching for divorces, legal separations, employment lawyers, terminations, and human rights. We also prepare wills and have helpful estate lawyers.

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 Utech Boulevard and the Bedford Highway– overlooking the beautiful Bedford Basin.

Word on the Street about our Halifax Law Firm

  • review rating 5  Lisa is just wonderful! Very kind and compassionate, patient yet efficient and supportive. I highly recommend her!

    thumb Sandy Davison

    review rating 5  Passionate, friendly and caring lawyer. You could not have a better advocate.

    thumb Rosie Hatton

    review rating 5  Lisa goes above and beyond. Nice to find someone with strong ethics and who is using her profession to try and make the world a better place. She looks to settle conflict-not to continue it. The minute you meet her you will trust her and she will take care of you. She is upfront and reasonable with her rates. Don’t look any further.

    thumb Glenn Nightingale
  • review rating 5  Lisa does excellent, thoughtful work and with a gentle manner that makes it easier to navigate the system - highly recommend! Cathy Leslie

    thumb Catherine Leslie

    review rating 5  Lisa is extremely knowledgably, and a brilliant legal mind, a true strategist. Thanks G Skinner

    thumb wayne skinner

    review rating 5  Lisa is incredible. Kind, caring and compassionate. As well as knowledgeable. I couldn't have made it through to the end of my divorce without her support! I would highly recommend her!!!

    thumb Courtney Blandin

Legal Services Offered By Our Law Office


Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. strives to ensure you understand how the legal process works. Being informed empowers you to make good decisions about your legal needs. For example, read our information on Divorcing Well™, or learn more about what is required to prepare your wills and estate planning.

What you can Expect from our Experienced Halifax Lawyers

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; you 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.

One of the goals of Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. is to remove the obstacles to expedient results. This often requires de-escalating conflict in workplaces and in families. Reducing conflict allows us to better manage your issues and ultimately reduces legal fees.  

  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.

How we are different from a traditional Halifax Law Firm

Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. was first established in 1995. Since then, we recognize the need Nova Scotians have for better clarity and help navigating Nova Scotia 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.

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. making the right changes

Halifax Law Firm Teryl Scott Lawyers

The lawyers at this Halifax law firm have listened to the 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.

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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