CLIFFORD SHIELS LEGAL (CSLegal) is built on a partnership between two lawyers: Natalie Clifford and Sarah Shiels. Natalie and Sarah attended Dalhousie law school together, articled at the same firm in Halifax, and then opened up their own practice in September 2013. They have been serving corporate and individual clients ever since.
As a partnership, we desire to meet the legal needs of the people around us in a responsive and innovative way. We are sensitive to changing legal, political, and economic climates and believe that our backgrounds in marine, environmental, and aboriginal law will provide our clients with added value in the years to come.
We are both long-time residents of Nova Scotia and have strong ties to this region. We come from different educational and experiential backgrounds but find that our diverse skills sets complement each other and our business well. For example, Natalie offers public relations consulting in conjunction with legal services, assisting clients caught in the cross-fire between media and the law.
We have many contacts in the local legal community and are grateful for the support we continue to receive from this network. We will sometimes refer clients to other lawyers, particularly when their needs do not align with our practice areas.
Our firm operates on a mobile basis throughout the Halifax Regional Municipality. We find this approach works well for our clients – whether they are busy small business owners or stay-at-home moms (or both!). Our service model is flexible and adaptive; we adjust to meet our clients’ needs.
In terms of practice areas, we focus on small business, wills & estates, real estate, litigation, marine, environmental, aboriginal, and international law. We strive to keep pace with the changing face of the legal profession and to do our part in improving access to justice.