Navigating complex litigation
Delivering practical solutions
Book Law is committed to delivering smart, strategic advice and excellent professional service to clients of all sizes, from individual entrepreneurs and family-run businesses to large, publicly-traded companies. Book Law practices exclusively in commercial litigation, ensuring that clients are provided with sophisticated representation drawn from years of experience.
Hilary’s judgment, creativity and persistence have earned her a reputation as a go-to commercial litigator. She has been recognized as “Repeatedly Recommended” and a “Rising Star” by Lexpert and as a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark. Before founding Book Law, Hilary was a partner at one of Canada’s leading litigation boutiques and at a well-regarded full-service Bay Street firm.
Hilary’s commercial litigation practice includes shareholder disputes, commercial real estate litigation, professional negligence and product liability cases. She is experienced in cases involving fraud and conspiracy, contempt of court and jurisdiction challenges, and has represented clients as lead counsel at all levels of court in Ontario on motions, trials and appeals.
Hilary is a frequent speaker and skills instructor on a variety of civil litigation topics. Hilary is a member of the Board of Directors of the Advocates’ Society, and is a former Chair of the Society’s 10+ Standing Committee aimed at improving the engagement of mid-career advocates. She was also a member of the Best Practices for Civil Trials task force. Hilary is a long-time volunteer with Pro Bono Ontario’s Amicus Duty Counsel project at the Ontario Court of Appeal, and her community involvement includes serving as a director of the Village Family Health Team.
Lia has a broad litigation practice which includes civil, commercial and employment matters. She has worked with a variety of clients, ranging from large corporations and public institutions to small businesses and individuals. Lia has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario on trials, motions and appeals, as well as before various administrative tribunals.
Lia has experience in complex property and real estate disputes, contract disputes, fraud cases, debtor/creditor matters and employment litigation. Lia also has experience in municipal law, including land use planning and development, expropriation and issues related to municipal powers and jurisdiction.
Before joining Book Law, Lia worked at a highly-respected full service Bay Street firm. In 2021, Lia was recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the area of corporate and commercial litigation.
Samantha is a strong analytical thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit. Samantha joined Book Law after completing her articles in the litigation group of a leading Bay Street firm. Prior to practicing law, Samantha worked in the education sector.
Samantha has impressive leadership skills. She founded a not-for-profit organization and recruitment event that has changed the way legal employers hire internationally trained lawyers across Canada. Samantha holds leadership positions on the Ontario Bar Association’s Health Law and Administrative Law Sections and is Associate Editor of the Health Law in Canada Journal.
Alycia comes to Book Law with a diverse background, including experience in municipal government, health sciences and law. Alycia began her legal career with the Crown Attorney’s Office, where she routinely served as a prosecutor on a diverse set of cases and ran multiple trials in the Ontario Court of Justice. Prior to joining the Crown Attorney’s Office, Alycia was actively involved in municipal politics, serving on the tour staff for a successful mayoral campaign and then helping to manage the office of a Toronto City Councillor.
Book Law practices in all areas of commercial litigation, including:
Clients don’t litigate just for the sake of it. They litigate to protect and advance their business and personal goals. Book Law keeps those goals in focus at all times.
Creativity is important to finding winning legal arguments, streamlining or finding alternatives to litigation, and reaching settlements, especially where there’s an on-going business relationship. Book Law always looks for creative options to achieve the best possible client outcome.
Book Law tailors its services to meet each client’s needs, whether that means writing detailed strategy memos, sending brief emails or meeting in person to discuss the file. Clients are always kept up-to-date on the status of their files and any important developments.