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Tara Erskine, QC, CPHR

Partner Halifax, Toronto, Calgary, T: 902.334.0436 C: 902.449.6948

Corinne Hartlen, Paralegal Assistant 902.334.0434 x634 chartlen@mathewsdinsdale.com


Bar admission

Law Society of Alberta
Law Society of Ontario
Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society


Dalhousie University, LL.B.
Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.M.
University of King’s College, B.A.

Membership and affiliations

CPHR Nova Scotia
Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers
Canadian Bar Association
International Bar Association


Tara provides strategic advice to employers and works as a partner with human resource professionals and in-house counsel of Canada’s leading employers. Working from the Halifax office, she represents employers across Canada.  Tara is a member of the Nova Scotia, Ontario and Alberta Bars.

Tara counsels her clients on all conceivable day-to-day employment matters, ranging from plant closures to advising them on conducting sexual harassment investigations to developing plans of action for employees seeking accommodation of disability, religion, and family status. She defends employers in court facing wrongful dismissal claims and argues grievance arbitration cases before labour arbitrators. Tara assists in the defence of human rights complaints and acts for employers in matters before labour relations boards including applications for certification and in bargaining collective agreements.

Tara is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) (formerly CHRP).  In 2003, Tara spearheaded the founding of the Canadian Association of Counsel of Employers (CACE) and was its first director.

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