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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 is a litigator whose diverse practice encompasses administrative law, professional regulation, municipal law, privacy, and labour and employment. Hilary also has experience in civil litigation and has represented clients in a range of civil and commercial disputes. She has appeared before the Supreme Court and Provincial Court of Prince Edward Island, and has also represented clients in administrative proceedings before a variety of tribunals, including the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission and the Atlantic Provinces Harness Racing Commission. Hilary’s 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 with the representation of professional associations defending medical malpractice claims.
  • Representing a municipality in relation to a land use planning appeal before the Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission.
  • Advising clients on privacy and disclosure obligations in response to freedom of information requests.
  • Preparing a privacy impact assessment for a client addressing the new collection, use and disclosure of personal health information.
  • Acting for municipalities in expropriation proceedings and representing municipalities seeking to enforce compliance with municipal bylaws in the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island.
  • Assisting with the representation of professional associations before administrative tribunals in disciplinary matters.
  • Acting as an agent of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada in the prosecution of offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

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, Laskin Competitive Moot Team, University of New Brunswick Law, 2015 – 2016


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


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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