About Us

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.

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Hilary Book

Founder

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 actively involved in The Advocates’ Society, where she is Chair of the 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.

CREDENTIALS

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2006
  • J.D., University of Toronto Faculty of Law, 2005
  • B.A. (Honours) in Political Science, University of British Columbia, 2002
  • Fluent in French

Email:   hilary@booklaw.ca

Phone:   (416) 613-9161

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Alycia Young

Associate

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.

CREDENTIALS

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2019
  • J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2018
  • B.Sc. (Honours) in Science, York University, 2014

Email:   alycia@booklaw.ca

Phone:   (647) 847-6806

Practice Areas

Book Law practices in all areas of commercial litigation, including:

  • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Real estate litigation
  • Fraud and asset recovery
  • Professional negligence
  • Product liability
  • Injunctions
  • Appeals
  • Cross-border disputes

Our Approach

Strategic Advice

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.

Creative Solutions

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.

Client Service

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.

Cost-Effective Representation

Most of Book Law’s files are billed on an hourly basis, but clients are only billed for work that adds value, not for work that adds hours.  Book Law will also enter into alternative fee arrangements (AFAs), such as contingency fee agreements, discounted rates and fixed fees where appropriate.  Regardless of how the bill is determined, Book Law is always transparent about its fees.

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