About Hilary

Hilary is a part of the firm’s asset recovery and insolvency group. She provides advice and litigation support to individual and institutional clients, including receivers and trustees, with respect to a range of bankruptcy, insolvency and financial matters. Through her time at the firm, Hilary has gained experience advising clients with respect to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and other statutory restructuring regimes.

Prior to joining McInnes Cooper, Hilary articled with Emera’s in-house legal department, gaining experience in corporate and commercial matters. Her in-house experience provides her with a well-rounded perspective on the needs of corporate clients.

During law school, Hilary earned a number of scholarships and prizes, including the Insolvency Institute of Canada Prize in Insolvency Studies, STEP Canada Trusts and Estates Prize, the W.A. Tomblin Memorial Prize and the Clifford Rae Achievement Award for law students achieving the top 3 marks in their respective years. In addition to her studies, Hilary was involved with the Dalhousie Feminist Legal Association and provided pro bono services for ISANS.

Hilary is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society. When not at the office, she enjoys travelling, running and spending time outdoors.


  • J.D., Dalhousie University (2019)
  • B.Sc. (Psychology, Minor in Law), Dalhousie University (2015)

Bar Admissions

  • Nova Scotia (2020)


  • English