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The team at Gillian Hnatiw & Co. are available for legal commentary on today’s news and trending topics. To book an interview, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

May 2, 2024: CBC News, “Experts accuse Peter Nygard of intimidation after he sues complainant for defamation”

January 28, 2024: CTV National News, "Hockey player Alex Formenton charged with sexual assault.”

February 13, 2023: CTV News, “When does a workplace relationship cross the line? This is what experts say”

February 12, 2023: Toronto Star, “Romance in the office: when do workplace relationships cross a line? Experts weigh in after John Tory revelation”

January 26, 2022: Chatelaine, “What’s Next for Prince Andrew?”

August 20, 2021: Chatelaine, “Prince Andrew is facing a civil sexual assault suit. Here’s what this could mean”

March 2, 2021: Hamilton Spectator, “Glued locks, smeared feces, fish carcasses and unheeded cries for help: Did the system fail Marilyn Mitton?”

February 11, 2020: Global News, “Refugee adjudicator says woman’s choice to keep baby means rape never happened”


November 7, 2023: CBC News, “Ontario considers banning NDAs in cases of workplace harassments. Here's what that might mean for employers and its staff."

February 13, 2023: National Post, “John Tory still hasn't officially resigned after admitting affair — and he may not have to”

December 9, 2022: CTV News, "Canada needs to overhaul how it handles stalking, harassment cases: experts"

September 9, 2021: Precedent Magazine, “How Gillian Hnatiw became a top advocate for survivors of sexual misconduct”

August 18, 2021: Financial Post, “One in four Canadian women has been target of sexual harassment at work: StatsCan

October 9, 2020: CBC News, “Law Society of Manitoba ordered to investigate complaint against Peter Nygard's lawyer”

December 3, 2019: Global News, “Broken: A series on Canada’s ongoing failure to end violence against women”


October 15, 2019: The Globe & Mail, “Former CEO of Dying with Dignity Canada accuses organization of systemic discrimination in lawsuit”

February 27, 2019: CBC News, “Human rights complaint filed in connection with Canadore College staff member in North Bay”

March 10, 2017: Chatelaine, “Why Canada needs more female judges”

May 15, 2019: CBC News, “Judge allows women’s rights group to challenge use of past sexual history in Joshua Boyle’s trial”

February 14, 2019: CBC Listen, “Supreme Court ruling on voyeurism case involving a London teacher”

February 5, 2016: Toronto Star, “Lucy DeCoutere’s lawyer Gillian Hnatiw makes statement to media”



Gillian Hnatiw is recognized as a top practitioner in her field and is the recipient of various legal honours based on her accomplishments and approach.

November 25, 2019: Law Times, “Greenspan and Hnatiw named as awardees at the TLA 2020 awards”

November 6, 2019: Law Times, “LEAF announces board of directors for 2019 to 2020”

November 5, 2018: Cowling Legal Freelance Blog, “Women Leading in Law: Gillian Hnatiw”


November 5, 2018: Cowling Legal Freelance Blog, “Women Leading in Law: Gillian Hnatiw”

December 1, 2015: Lexpert, “Gillian Hnatiw – Lexpert Rising Stars 2015”


The team at Gillian Hnatiw & Co. are sought after speakers and writers, and regularly share their experience and passion with communities across the country on issues affecting the legal sector and the equality and advancement of women. To request a team member’s attendance at an event, please fill out the form below.

May 29, 2024 – “The 2024 Guide to Civil Sexual Assault Claims” (Osgoode PD)

October 17, 2023 – “Commissions Advocacy” (The Advocates’ Society)

April 26, 2023 – “Trial by Social Media: the Depp Trials” (The Advocates’ Society)

Fall 2019: Advocates’ Journal, Vol. 38, No. 2, “Good, fast or cheap? Compensation for victims of violent crime is changing, and it won’t be all three”

April 12, 2018: “Developing Issues and Recent Decisions Affecting Your Clients’ Privacy Practices” (Ontario Bar Association, Privacy Law Summit)

February 26, 2018: “What’s on the Horizon: New and Emerging Issues” (Osgoode PD, Current & Emerging Issues in Civil Sexual Assault)

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October 24-25, 2023 – “Advanced Evidentiary Issues” (The Advocates’ Society)

October 5, 2023 – “Trauma, Memory and Evidence” (Osgoode PD)

February 25, 2021 – “Privacy Torts in 2021” (Osgoode PD, Current & Emerging Issues in Civil Sexual Assault)

January 7, 2019: Canadian Lawyer Magazine, “Why the Kavanaugh hearings hit home”

March 26, 2018: Law Times, “Limitations period on sex assault claims clarified”

March 5, 2016 – “Rights, Myths and Controversies: Sexual Assault Law in Canada” (Women in Criminal Law Conference)

November 3-4, 2015 – “CNAR 2015: Asserting “Private” Conduct at Registration and at Discipline: Should Regulators Approach These Tasks Differently?”


Inquiries and Inquests from Coast to Coast (April 29, 2024)

Gillian Hnatiw on sexual misconduct law, switching firms, building her own firm, and hiring juniors (November 30, 2023)

Friends who Argue: Business Development in the Time of COVID (March 16, 2021)


 Of Counsel: Gillian Hnatiw: #MeToo is not a he-said, she-said issue. We are past due to eradicate it. (March 6, 2018)

 Of Counsel: Gillian Hnatiw: #MeToo is not a he-said, she-said issue. We are past due to eradicate it. (March 6, 2018)



The team members at Gillian Hnatiw & Co. are able to provide you with in-depth analysis on today’s news and trending topics, particularly regarding issues affecting the equality and advancement of women.

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