The lawyers at Scott Phelps & Mason share a total of over 135 years of professional legal experience in Saskatchewan.
 
The partners are: Andrew Mason (civil litigation, administrative and criminal law), Gordon Phelps (corporate and commercial, real estate and wills and estates), Jessie Buydens criminal Law and civil litigation and Kevin Scott (corporate/commercial, real estate).

Our associate lawyers are: Nancy Brown, who has a busy family law practice, and Nicole Payne, who joined us in 2012, assists in all areas and specializes in litigation. Jean-Pierre Séguin joined us in 2016 as an articling student and provides assistance in all areas of law.
 
For further details about the people at Scott Phelps & Mason, click on the name below:

Kevin Scott    Andrew Mason    Gordon Phelps    Nancy Brown    Jessie Buydens    Nicole Payne    Jean-Pierre Séguin   

 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 

Kevin W. Scott B.A., LL.B.

    Email: k.scott@spmlaw.ca 

    Areas of Practice

    Kevin has practiced law in Saskatchewan since 1978, with an emphasis on business, franchise, commercial and real estate law. He is a trade marks agent and also has extensive experience in the areas of wills and estates, personal injury claims, and residential school claims. Throughout his career, Kevin has represented a broad spectrum of clientele, ranging from individuals to large corporations.

    Professional & Community Involvement

    Kevin has had a life-long commitment to sport, and has been an active volunteer in the Saskatoon and Saskatchewan communities:

    • player and coach with the Saskatoon Hilltops Junior Football Club spanning 15 years
    • member of the Board of Directors of the Meewasin Valley Authority (Saskatoon's river valley conservation and development authority) for 14 years
    • co-chair of an international sports and cultural exchange between Tartu, Estonia and the City of Saskatoon
    • member of various local community, civic and school organizations and committees
    • coach, organizer, executive member and volunteer for his children's minor sports, including hockey, softball, baseball, canoe and kayaking
    • years of involvement with Sask Sport Inc., the Federation of Provincial Sport Governing Bodies, including a term as President, Vice- President of Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund, Board Member, and chairing and serving on many committees of the Federation and its member organizations
    • Member of the Board of Trustees of the provincial Community Initiatives Fund

    Professional activities

    Professional activities have included:
    • Chair, Saskatoon Ad Hoc committee for the Saskatchewan Corporations Branch
    • presentations to Canadian Bar Association conferences
    • presentation to Saskatchewan Physical Education Association conference on Liability in Sport
    • facilitating dispute resolutions in sport
    • member of dispute resolution tribunal in sport

 
 
 

Andrew M. Mason B.A., LL.B

    Email: a.mason@spmlaw.ca

    Areas of Practice

    Andrew's practice emphasis is in the areas of labour and human resources law, adminstrative law, litigation (civil and criminal), as well as intellectual property and information technology law. Prior to entering law, Andrew worked in international trade (Interimco Ltd., Ottawa, 1978-1979), arctic transportation (Northern Transportation Co. Ltd. 1975-1977, Northwest Territories) and nuclear physics (Queen's University, Kingston, summer 1974).

    Professional & Community Involvement

    Andrew's involvement in the community and legal profession includes:

    • Member of the Law Society of Saskatchewan (1983-present)
    • Member of the Canadian Bar Association, (1982-present), Provincial Council Member (1996-2006)
    • National Chair, Legislation and Law Reform Committee of the Canadian Bar Association, 1991-1993, member 1986-1993.
    • President of the Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan 2001- 2004, Member of PLEA Board 1996 - 2006
    • President, Saskatoon Criminal Defence Lawyers Association, 2014-present; Member of Executive, 1994-present, Member since 1983.
    • Membre du conseil d'administration, Association des juristes d'expression française de la Saskatchewan 1994 - 2002
    • Member, Technology Subcommittee, Saskatchewan Legal Education Society Inc., (1997-1999)
    • Member of the planning committees for the 1996 annual, 1997, 2001 and 2005 mid-winter meetings of the C.B.A. in Saskatoon
    • Member, Canadian Institute for Synchrotron Radiation since 1997
    • Chair of the Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Committee, City of Saskatoon, 2002-2006, Member 2001-2006.
    • President, Saskatoon Symphony Society, 2003-2004, Member of Symphony Board 2001-2004.
    • President, Canadian Institute of International Affairs, 1999-2000
    • Member of Council and College Solicitor, College of Emmanuel & St. Chad, 2004 - present.
    • Registrar, Anglican Diocese of Saskatoon, 2010-present
    • Chancellor, Anglican Diocese of Saskatoon, 2016-present

    Presentations:

    • Presenter, Seminar on Current Legal Issues in Biotechnology, Innovation Place , September, 1996 with Dr. Bin Yan.
    • Presenter, Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association conference, 1990 and 1997 on information technology.
    • Presenter, Canadian Bar Association Mid-Winter meeting, Saskatoon, Jan. 1999, Information technology
    • Presenter, Saskatchewan Legal Education Society Inc., December 1999 and June 2001 on technology and the practice of law
    • Presenter, Saskatchewan Legal Education Society Inc., Saskatoon, May 2002, on Criminal Law Practice
    • Presenter, Saskatchewan Legal Education Society Inc., Saskatoon, May and June 2003, on Law Office Technology
    • Co-Presenter, Canadian Bar Association, Saskatoon, February 2007, entitled "Defamation on the Web" (with Brian Scherman, Q.C.)
    • Co-Presenter, Canadian Bar Association, Saskatoon, March 2008, entitled "The Science of Fact-Finding" (with Judge Gerald Seniuk)
    • Presenter, Saskatchewan Legal Education Society Inc., Saskatoon, April 2, 2009, on DNA Evidence in Criminal and Civil Cases (televised seminar throughout Sask.)
    • Presenter, Saskatchewan Law Society., Webinar with Hon. Marty Irwin, - October 30, 3012, Criminal Practice Directives, (televised seminar throughout Sask.)

    To view some of Andrew's legal publications, see our Publications page

    Personal / Education

    • Married to Susan (Sibby) Mason
    • four children and one grandchild
    • Admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1983
    • LL.B., 1982, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont.
    • B.A. (Mathematics/Physics), 1976, Queen's University, Kingston, Ont.

    Interests outside of law:

    References

    • Martindale Hubble - Bv (very high) rating

 
 
 

Gordon W. Phelps, LL.B., M.B.A.

    Email: g.phelps@spmlaw.ca

    Areas of Practice

    Gordon's practice emphasis is in the areas of corporate commercial, estate and real property law

    Education

    • Admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1978
    • LL.B., 1977, University of Saskatchewan College of Law
    • M.B.A., University of Saskatchewan, 1980

 
 
 

Nancy Brown, M.A., LL.B.

    Email: n.brown@spmlaw.ca
     

    Areas of Practice

    Nancy's practice emphasis is in the areas of general litigation and family law

    Education

    • Admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar in 2002
    • LL.B., 1999, University of Saskatchewan College of Law
    • M.A., University of Saskatchewan, 2001 (Political Studies)
    • B.A. (Hons.), University of Saskatchewan, 1997 (Political Studies)

    Community Involvement and Experience

    • Member of The Advisory Committee on Women's Issues, City of Saskatoon (2001 - 2003)
    • Representative Member of Social Policy Development Round Table, City of Saskatoon (2001 - 2003)
    • Northern Teacher's Education Program (NORTEP) Sessional Lecturer (Indian Studies) through the University of Regina (2000-2001 Academic Year)
    • Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, ON 1999, Intensive Programme in Lands, Resources and First Nations Governments;
    • Three-month placement with Aboriginal Justice Learning Network, Federal Department of Justice, Ottawa
    • Research Assistant to Professor Joseph Garcea (Prairie Centre on Immigration and Integration) (June - August, 1998)
    • Health Evidence Application and Linkage Network (HEALNet) · Research Assistant - 1999-2000)


 
 
 

Jessie Buydens, B.A., LL.M.

    Email: j.buydens@spmlaw.ca
     

    Areas of Practice

    Jessie's practice emphasis is in the areas of general litigation, including criminal law, family law and civil litigation. Jessie also practices in the areas of wills, estates, corporate/commercial and real estate law.

    Education

    • Admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar in 2008
    • LL.M. 2008, University of Saskatchewan College of Law
    • LL.B., 2006, University of Saskatchewan College of Law
    • B.A. (Hons.), University of Saskatchewan, 2003

    Awards

    • Queen's Jubilee Medal, 2003 for volunteerism with Youth in Saskatchewan and Scouting
    • Chief Justice E.M. Culliton Award (awarded twice) 2006-07 and 2007-08

    Community Activities

    • Member of the Board of Directors of Dream Catcher Housing Co-operative
    • Member of the Board of Directors of The Sheaf (University of Saskatchewan) 2003-2006
    • Director of the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union Help Centre 2004-2006
    • Youth Member and Adult Leader, Scouts Canada 1994-2005
    • Athletic Director, Law Students Association 2004-2005
    • Member, Pro Bono Students of Canada 2003-2006
    • President, University of Saskatchewan Sociology Students’ Association 2002-03
    • Vice-Chair, Saskatchewan Youth Network 1999-2001
    • Volunteer, Saskatchewan Senior Summer Games 1999
    • Volunteer, Canadian Mental Health Association 1999
    • Volunteer, Girls Action Information Network (GAIN) 2006-2008
    • Member, Working Group to Stop Sexual Exploitation of Youth in Saskatoon, 2006-present

    Interests:

    • Rugby (coach and player) and Football (player)
    • Member of Saskatchewan Senior Women's Rugby Team 2000-present
    • Member of Canada's first National Women's Football Team at IAFA World Championships in Sweden, 2010
    • Member of the Saskatoon Valkyries, Western Women's Canadian Football League, 2011 and 2012.
    • Track and Field (U of S Huskies)
    • Women's issues and Inner City social development


 
 
 

Nicole V. Payne, J.D.

    Email: n.payne@spmlaw.ca

    Areas of Practice

    Nicole graduated from the University of Saskatchewan, College of Law, in 2012, and has been employed with Scott Phelps & Mason since that time. Nicole maintains a general practice with an emphasis on litigation including builders' lien disputes, personal injury law, family law, and contract law disputes, as well as an emphasis on real estate law and wills and estates.

    Education

    • J.D., 2012, University of Saskatchewan College of Law
    • B.A., University of Saskatchewan, 2009

    Awards

    • Dean's Honour List, 2009-2010
    • Three Letters of Recognition from the University of Saskatchewan in core areas of Criminology.

    Professional, Community and other Interests

    • Music - numerous voice awards at the Kiwanis Music Festival
    • Invited to be Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society.
    • Team Member for the Gale Moot 2010/2011
    • Volunteer at Campus Legal Services (CLS) 2009-2010
    • Member of "The Dissent", the law school band that raises money for the Legal Follies charity.
    • Participant in "Legal Follies", a variety show that the College of Law produces to raise money for charity.
    • Singing Performances - Volunteering to perform at fundraising events for the Canadian Cancer Society on numerous occasions.


 
 
 

Jean-Pierre C. Séguin, B.A., J.D.

    Email: jp.seguin@spmlaw.ca
     

    Areas of Practice

    Jean-Pierre began with Scott Phelps & Mason in May 2016 as an articling student and has met all requirements to be admitted to the Saskatchewan Bar in June 2017. He maintains a general legal practice with an emphasis criminal and civil litigation. More specific areas include personal and commercial contract disputes, foreclosures, real-estate, wills, and family law matters. He also welcomes clients who are dealing with Small Claims, City of Saskatoon By-laws, and Provincial Traffic Court matters.

    Jean-Pierre is also fluent in French and is happy to assist clients who wish to communicate in either of Canada's official languages.

    Education

    • J.D., 2016, University of Saskatchewan College of Law
    • B.A., University of Saskatchewan, 2013. (Sociology with minors in Political Studies and Economics)

    Awards

    • Recipient of the Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewan (2005)
    • 2002 SaskSport Youth Male Athlete of the Year - Fencing

    Community Activities

    • 2015 to Present - President of the Saskatoon Fencing Club.
    • 2014 to Present - President of the University of Saskatchewan Fencing Club.

    Interests

    • Fencing - Athlete (12-time National Team Member; under-17 World Champion in 2002) and Administrator
    • Jean-Pierre also enjoys a variety of activities including Recreational Hockey, Kayaking, Adventure Motorcycling, Camping and Snowboarding.
 
 
 
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