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December 27th, 2019

Sydney, NS – Sampson McPhee Lawyers are pleased to announce the naming of Liam Gillis
and Tyler MacLennan to their partnership. On January 1, 2020, Gillis and MacLennan will join
the three present partners, Robert Sampson Q.C., Harvey McPhee Q.C. and Elsbeth Cassidy.
“Liam and Tyler have proven to be exceptional lawyers and are well respected by their clients
and our community at large,” says Robert Sampson, Founding Partner, Sampson McPhee.
“Liam and Tyler continue to impress with their ability to handle complicated cases, as well as
their passion for helping the communities they serve, here in Cape Breton. On behalf of our
entire team, we want to congratulate our two new partners on their achievements and welcome
them to our partnership team!”

Both Gillis and MacLennan joined Sampson McPhee in 2015, after receiving their Juris Doctor
from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. Gillis’s practice focuses primarily on
civil litigation and personal injury, as well as labour, employment, and property law.
MacLennan’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, including corporate
restructuring, shareholder disputes, contracts and tax planning.

“It’s an honour to be named a partner at Sampson McPhee. This announcement speaks to the
firm’s commitment to attracting and retaining fresh talent, as well as the firm’s continued growth.
I am grateful for the opportunity to build my career at home in Cape Breton,” says Gillis.
MacLennan adds: “Both Liam and I look forward to continuing to provide the utmost
professionalism and quality service to our clients and to expand on our contributions to the
practice of law as a whole.”

For over 35 years, Sampson McPhee has provided innovative and practical solutions, timely
and efficient service and a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience in all areas of the
law to a diverse client base. As Cape Breton Island’s largest law firm, they provide services of
the highest calibre in every area of law, a goal to which the members of the firm are committed
to at every level.

Media Contact:
Robert Sampson Q.C.
Founding Partner, Sampson McPhee Law Firm