Sheilagh Murphy

Sheilagh Murphy

70 Portugal Cove Road
Suite 201
St. John’s NL  A1B 2M3
Tel: (709) 726-8844
Fax: (709) 726-5705

Primary Jurisdiction

Newfoundland and Labrador

Arbitration Practice

In practice since 2016; also active in the federal jurisdiction.


LL.B., 1998, University of New Brunswick; B.Sc., 1995, Memorial University; B.A., 1995, Memorial University.


Partner, MacNab Fagan & Murphy, 2017-current; Chair, LRB NL, 2009-2017; Partner, Curtis Dawe, 2006-2012; Associate, Curtis Dawe, 1999-2006.

Standard Fees for Cancellation

No charge if canceled 30 days prior to hearing; ½ day rate per hearing date if cancelled between two weeks and 30 days of hearing date; full day of scheduled hearing dates if cancelled within two weeks of hearing date; unless otherwise discussed with parties in advance.

Lists and Panels

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador ministerial list of arbitrators; HPEO/HMDC Collective agreement list of approved arbitrators.

Related Adjudication Experience

External Adjudicator, Canada Industrial Relations Board, 2019-current; Chair, NL Labour Relations Board, 2009-2017; Vice-Chair, NL Labour Relations Board, 2007-2009; Complaints Authorization Committee member, Institute for Chartered Accountants, NL, 2007-2017.


ADR Institute of Canada; Canadian Bar Association – ADR and Labour and Employment section; CCAT.

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.