Hilary Foster

Associate

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

+1.902.629.4590

+1.902.566.5283

hfoster@stewartmckelvey.com

Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Prince Edward Island, 2017

Legal Assistant(s): Daisha Richardson

When clients come to Hilary with an issue, she ensures that she makes it her issue as well. Because of this, clients know that their problems will be resolved as quickly as possible. Hilary does for her clients what she would want her lawyer to do in a challenging situation, and so she is sure to provide a clear, concise explanation of the law to bring about successful outcomes. Throughout her practice, Hilary has:

  • Assisted in all stages of the litigation process, from preparing statement of claims, defences, motion/application materials, factums and affidavits for complex litigation files.
  • Prepared for discoveries, pre-trials and trials.
  • Assisted in the preparation of submissions for labour arbitrations and administrative hearings.
  • Prepared share purchase agreements and agreements of purchase and sale.
  • Prepared Wills, power of attorney documents, and health care directives.
  • Researched a wide range of legal issues, including issues related to child and spousal support, labour and employment, personal injury damages, wills and estates, negligence, Charter violations, real property disputes, commercial law and civil procedure.

Education & Career

Education

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

Activities

Member, board of directors, Boys and Girls Club of Charlottetown and Montague
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Lead tutor, Frontier College, 2015 – 2016
Member, University of New Brunswick Law Laskin Competitive Moot team, 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
Elected grad class secretary, Saint Mary’s University, 2010 – 2011
Student delegate, Alliance of Nova Scotia Students Association, 2010 – 2011

Accolades

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

Thought Leadership