Hill, Tim Q.C.

  Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Tim is a member of the Business Litigation team. His practice focuses on secured creditor rights and liabilities, bankruptcy and insolvency and debt restructuring, and commercial, personal injury and real property litigation. During his career, Tim has been involved in many of the largest insolvency matters arising in the province.

Tim is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and a member of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers. He was included in The Best Lawyers in Canada’s 2014 - 2018 editions for Insolvency and Financial Restructuring and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Insolvency Section of the Canadian Bar Association in 2012.

Tim has frequently presented papers and made presentations to meetings of various groups involved in commercial credit issues, including CAIRP, the CBA Nova Scotia Insolvency and Construction sections, the Atlantic Credit Association, staff of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy, and Credifax member groups.  He has participated in the Superintendent of Bankruptcy’s panel on Bankruptcy & Insolvency Act reform, and in 2004 assisted with the national training program for staff of the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy.  In 2005 Tim participated with the Superintendent and the President of CAIRP in the keynote panel at the National Conference of the Credit Institute of Canada.

In his spare time Tim, chairs the Board of Directors of St. Margaret’s Centre, a position he has held for the last 17 years.  Tim led the expansion of that facility, which is now one of the premier recreation facilities in the municipality. In 2011 the Centre was awarded the prestigious Recreation Nova Scotia Bluenose Award.  This award recognizes outstanding achievements in the improvement of recreation/leisure opportunities locally, regionally or provincially.  In 2014, Tim received a volunteer recognition award from Halifax Regional Municipality.


1985: LL.B., Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS


2012-present: Counsel, BOYNECLARKE LLP
2005-2012:  Principal, Tim Hill Law Practice Inc.
2001-2005:  Partner, Burchell MacDougall
1991-2001:  Partner, Maddalena Hill and Edmonds
1990-1991:  Associate, Crowe Dillon Robinson
1988-1990:  Partner, Bureau Hill
1986-1988:  Associate, Davies Bagambiire & Associates
1985-1986:  Kitz Matheson (articled clerk)


• Member – Canadian Bar Association
• Member – Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
• Member – Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
• Member – Canadian Association of Law Teachers
• Member – International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL)
• Member – Canadian Insolvency Foundation
• Member – Faculty Counsel, Schulich School of Law (2001-2003, 2014-present)
• Lecturer – Schulich School of Law (1998-present)
• Past Registrar in Bankruptcy (1997-2002)
• Past Chair – CBA NS Insolvency Sub-section


• Past Counsel – Saint Mary’s Student Association
• Counsel – Dalhousie University Student Union
• Chair – St. Margaret’s Community Centre Association
• Past Cub Leader – Glen Haven Cub Scout Pack
• Past President – Glen Arbour Homeowners’ Association
• Volunteer – Minor hockey & Junior hockey (TASA and Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League)
• Founder & Past-President – Bay Ducks Junior B Hockey Club
• Past Chair – Organizing Committee – 2010 Don Johnson Atlantic Cup
• Past President of Dalhousie University and Saint Mary’s University Student Unions


• Included in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014 - 2018 published by Best Lawyers® for Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
Included in The Best Lawyers International 2013 & 2014 published by Best Lawyers® for Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
• Listed in the 2014 Canadian Legal LExpert Directory for Insolvency (Insolvency Litigation)
• HRM Volunteer Award (2014)
• Leonard Kitz Prize for Advocacy (Dalhousie Law School, 1985)
• Appointed Queen's Counsel (2014)
• 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring Section, Canadian Bar Association


• Lectures & presentations to groups including the Canadian Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Professionals; CBA NS Insolvency Sub-Sections: Insolvency, Young Lawyers, Construction Law; Atlantic Credit Association; Credit Institute of Canada; Superintendent of Bankruptcy; Canadian Federation of Students; Canadian University Press.


• Secured Creditor Rights • Bankruptcy & Insolvency • Commercial & Personal Injury Litigation