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

Hilary has a broad practice which expands to meet her clients’ needs. She has assisted in all stages of the litigation process, from preparing statement of claims, defences, motion/application materials, factums and affidavits for complex civil litigation files. Hilary also has experience preparing submissions for labour arbitrations and has conducted legal research on an expansive range of legal issues, including issues relating to real property disputes, commercial law and civil procedure.  Throughout her practice, Hilary has:

  • Acted as an agent of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, working with investigative agencies in the prosecution of Controlled Drugs and Substances Act offences.
  • Acted for insurance companies in an array of insurance matters, including coverage opinions, subrogated actions and insurance defense in the area of bodily injury.
  • Provided employment advice to businesses and non-profit organizations with respect to human rights matters.
  • Represented vendors and purchasers in real property transactions.
  • Prepared wills, powers of attorney and health care directives.
  • Guided executors and personal representatives through the probate and estate administration process.
  • Represented permanent residents of Canada with respect to citizenship and spousal sponsorship immigration applications.

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