Our Lawyers HALIFAX, BEDFORD AND TANTALLON

The Team at Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc.

We provide you with sophisticated guidance throughout your legal process while providing fair, efficient and cost-effective legal services to Nova Scotians.

Lisa was raised in St. Margarette’s Bay. She founded Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc. with her brother Shawn Scott. She is senior legal counsel. She has been a practising lawyer for 25 years. Lisa is passionate about empowering laypeople with the law and making the law more accessible and therefore fairer to Nova Scotians.

Lisa has a deep knowledge of family law and employment law and how to manage tough conflicts. Using this experience, she developed the Three-Five Week Mediation Programs for families and employers. This reduces the time and resources required to resolve family law and employment law conflicts. She also has extensive experience in Wills and Estate planning.

In 2015 she was an honoree at an Extraordinary Alumnae Lunch from the Schulich School of Law. Lisa graduated from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. Lisa Teryl is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. She served for six years as the senior legal counsel at the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission (2009-2015).

Lisa is also a legal educator and authored Nova Scotia Law: Everything You Wanted To Know But Couldn’t Afford To Ask (Pottersfield, 2002). A local bestseller and an early effort to empower laypeople with the law.

In her spare time, Lisa plays fiddle in the country and western fiddle band, The Wheelers. The Wheelers band members are a collection of lawyers from Teryl Scott Lawyers Inc, Brookshire Law Office, and Richardson’s Law Office – Lisa’s mother also joined the band and plays the piano. They began volunteering to perform in local nursing homes when Lisa’s father was admitted to White Hills Nursing Home.

Tandiwe is our family lawyer and assists many clients with our pay-as-you-go legal coaching services. She also assists with the workplace investigations for small and major employers across the province who require formal investigations by an independent investigator. Her conflict resolution skills are also used in family matters as a trial lawyer and mediator.

Tandiwe is a Haligonian. She received her Graduate Diploma in Public Relations Management from McGill and provides legal services in French and English. She has a Juris Doctor from Dalhousie Law School.

Tandiwe is the proud mother of twin boys and has an interest in English literature. She enjoys fencing and martial arts.

Dan

Daniel Wilband
Lawyer

After clerking with the prestigious Appeal Court of Ontario, Daniel Wilband has focused on employment and labour law. He has worked closely with unions assisting with collective agreement matters, constitutional law and complex employment issues. He now assists non-unionized employees with severance and employment termination issues. He has taught labour law at Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law.

Daniel is a Maritimer and grew up near Saint John, New Brunswick. He is fluently bilingual, and his wife Michelle is an Acadian from the same area. Daniel attended McGill University’s Faculty of Law graduating on the Dean’s Honour List in 2015.
Daniel likes to cook, read, and spend time outdoors with his two young children. He plays guitar and clawhammer banjo and is the newest member of the Wheelers– the firm’s country and western fiddle band.

Asaf

Asaf Rashid
Lawyer

For criminal law and prison law matters, we partner with Asaf Rashid of Asaf Rashid Law. Asaf Rashid is a Halifax-based criminal defence and prison lawyer. For years, he has worked alongside people with limited incomes to secure affordable housing. He has also worked with newcomers in their struggles to remain in Canada and to enjoy the rights and freedoms available here.

Asaf grew up in Fredericton, New Brunswick, where he graduated from the University of New Brunswick Law School. Asaf has articled in Calgary and practised in Toronto before coming to Nova Scotia. He recently took up sea-kayaking and is an avid runner. In 2016, he ran the “Legs for Literacy” marathon in New Brunswick.

Alan

Alan Freckelton
Lawyer

Alan has been practicing in immigration law for approximately 25 years. Alan is widely published in the area of immigration law with 17 scholarly articles on this topic. He has also written a textbook on Australian immigration law. He is licensed in Nova Scotia and has practiced immigration law in three countries (including America and Australia).

He obtained undergraduate degrees in Economics and Law at the University of Sydney. Alan passed his Canadian National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) law exams and relocated to Canada with his family in 2010. He then obtained his Masters’ degree in Law at the UBC in 2013. In 2020 he relocated to Nova Scotia and joined our team.

Shannon

Shannon McMullin
Paralegal

Shannon grew up in St. Margarette’s Bay and is the firm’s paralegal. Shannon is happy to assist us with administrative matters pertaining to legal separations, divorces, Wills and other estate documents.

Shannon has a background in biology and dietetics from Mount Saint Vincent University. She also has two small children that keep her busy!

Maegan

Maegan Field
Controller

Maegan joined our team with a significant amount of experience in accounting and administration. She graduated with her business administration degree from Memorial University in 2009 and attended St. Mary’s University in 2010 to further her accounting education. She has played on the women’s basketball team for Memorial University of Newfoundland and St. Mary’s University.

Maegan was born in Newfoundland and married a Newfoundlander. While building her career, she has had the opportunity to work in various locations across the country because her husband works for the Department of National Defence.