Hilary Smith is an associate in our Business Law Group in Toronto. Her practice focuses on the regulation of financial institutions. She advises financial service providers, insurance companies, and Fintech entities on a variety of federal and provincial regulatory matters that arise under the Bank Act, consumer protection legislation, and anti-money laundering legislation. She also practices in the area of Pensions, Benefits and Executive Compensation. She advises pension plan administrators and sponsors on regulatory compliance, taxation and governance matters. She also advises on pension and benefit issues that arise in commercial transactions and secured lending arrangements.
Hilary had a brief career in television prior to embarking on her career in law. She worked at one of Canada’s leading production companies as, variously, a business and legal affairs coordinator, a script analyst, and an executive assistant. At law school, Hilary was awarded prizes in Environmental Protection Law and Legal Research and Writing. She also held the position of Faculty Board Representative with the Law Students’ Society council and volunteered with the Queen’s Law Journal.
Hilary obtained her Honours BA in English and Drama from the University of Bristol in 2011 and an MA (with Merit) in Film Curating from Birkbeck College, University of London in 2012. Hilary received her JD from Queen’s University in 2018.
Hilary was called to the bar in 2019. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.