Tim Hill, Q.C.

(902) 460-3442(902) 463-7500thill@boyneclarke.ca
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"Looking for solutions is always a challenge. Finding the solution and putting that solution into effect for a client is what the client expects, and what we do."

About Tim

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 - 2019 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. In 1997, he was Registrar in Bankruptcy until 2004. 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.

Areas of Practice

Tim's Background

  • 1985: LL.B., Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 2012 - Present: Counsel, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2005 - 2012: Principal, Tim Hill Law Practice
  • 2001 - 2005: Partner, Burchell MacDougall
  • 1991 -2001: Partner, Maddalena Hill and Edmonds
  • 1990 - 1991: Associate, Crow Dillon Robinson
  • 1988 - 1990: Partner, Bureau Hill
  • 1986 - 1988: Associate, Davies Bagambiire & Associates
  • 1985 - 1986: Articled Clerk, Kitz Matheson
Professional Memberships & Activities
  • Member - Canadian Bar Association
  • Member - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Member - Canadian Association of Law Teachers
  • Lecturer - Schulich School of Law (1998 - 2017)
  • Member - International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL)
  • Member - Canadian Insolvency Foundation
  • Member - Faculty Counsel, Schulich School of Law (2001-003, 2014)
  • Past Registrar in Bankruptcy (1997 -2002)
  • Past Chair - CBA NS Insolvency Sub-section
Community Activities
  • Counsel - Dalhousie University Student Union
  • Chair - St. Margaret's Community Centre Association
  • Chair - Halifax Summer Opera Festival
  • Volunteer - Minor hockey & Junior hockey (TASA and Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League)
  • Past President of Dalhousie University and Saint Mary's University Student Unions
  • Past Chair - Organizing Committee- 2010 Don Johnson Atlantic Cup
  • Past President - Glen Arbour Homeowners' Association
  • Past Counsel- Saint Mary's Student Association
  • Founder & Past President - Bay Ducks Junior B Hockey Club
  • Past Club Leader - Glen Haven Cub Scout Pack
Awards & Honours
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014 -2019 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.