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Hilary Newman


65 Grafton St.
Charlottetown, P.E.
C1A 1K8



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Prince Edward Island, 2017

Legal Assistant(s): Daisha Richardson

Hilary practices in litigation & alternative dispute resolution.  She provides employers, municipalities, insurers, individuals and professional associations with tailored advisory and advocacy services.  Her representative experience includes:

  • Providing employment advice to businesses and non-profit organizations with respect to accommodation issues, wrongful dismissal actions and human rights complaints.
  • Assisting employers in handling and responding to workplace investigations.
  • Acting for clients in drafting, negotiating, and executing employment documentation, including employment contracts, confidentiality agreements, and non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.
  • Preparing submissions on behalf of private corporations objecting to the disclosure of information subject to Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act requests.
  • Representing a professional association pursuing disciplinary action against its members for breaches of a professional code of conduct.
  • Representing municipalities on land use planning appeals before the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission.
  • Acting as agent for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, prosecuting Controlled Drugs and Substances Act offences in Provincial Court and in the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island.
  • Acting for municipalities seeking to enforce compliance with municipal bylaws in the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island.

Education & Career


University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law, JD, 2016
Saint Mary’s University, B.Comm., 2011


Young Lawyers Chair, Prince Edward Island Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, 2022 – Present
Member, Stewart McKelvey Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, 2021 – Present
Member, Articling & Admissions/Board of Examiners, Law Society of Prince Edward Island, 2021 – Present
Member, Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Club of Charlottetown and Montague, 2017 – Present
Member, Laskin Competitive Moot Team, University of New Brunswick Law, 2015 – 2016
First Year Moot Coach, University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law, 2015
Member, Animal Advocacy & the Law Society, University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law, 2014 – 2015
Student Volunteer, Fredericton Legal Advice Clinic, 2013 – 2014
Student Delegate, Alliance of Nova Scotia Students Association, 2010 – 2011


McInnes Cooper Prize in Trial Practice
Sobey School of Business Dean’s List (2010 – 2011)
Certificate of Distinction for Services in Student Affairs
Doctors Nova Scotia Sport Fund Post-Secondary Scholarship

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Thought Leadership

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Co-presenter, Labour & Employment Client Seminar: Emerging Employee Benefits Issues – September 15, 2022

September 15, 2022

Co-presenter, Canadian Bar Association webinar, Mandatory Vaccinations: Calling the Shots

November 23, 2021

Co-presenter, Labour & Employment Client Seminar: Investigating Misconduct and Workplace Culture

October 29, 2019

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