Peter Darby

1118 Waterloo Street
Halifax NS  B3H 3L4
Tel: (902) 423-5319
Fax: (902) 429-1324

Primary Jurisdiction

Nova Scotia

Arbitration Practice

In practice since 1984; also active in Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island.


B.A., 1955, Mount Allison University; LL.B., 1958, Dalhousie University.


Professor, Dalhousie Law School, 1968-1997; Partner, Willet & Darby, Saint John, 1960-68; Solicitor, Imperial Oil, 1959-60.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

No charge three weeks or more prior to hearing, unless extensive correspondence/work on file is involved; $400 less than three weeks prior to hearing; no charge if date of cancelled hearing is used for another hearing, unless extensive correspondence/work on file is involved. For ministerial appointments, cancellation fees conform to Department of Labour guidelines (e.g. no charge seven days or more prior to hearing; $350 one to seven days prior to hearing; $700 on day of hearing).

Lists and Panels

Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Workforce Development Minister’s List of Arbitrators; Labour Canada; Halifax-Dartmouth Industries Ltd./Marine Workers; Mount St. Vincent University/Faculty Association; Memorial University of Newfoundland/Faculty Association; Canada Post/Letter Carriers Union.

Related Adjudication Experience

Chair (1990-present) and Vice-Chair (1972-90), Nova Scotia Labour Relations Board; Member, Dalhousie University Senate Academic Appeals Committee.

Arbitrators are invited to send awards to In an effort to facilitate access to justice, Lancaster House forwards all awards it receives from arbitrators to CanLII.