Gillian is an accomplished litigator whose diverse practice encompasses administrative law, professional regulation and liability, health law, employment disputes, general commercial litigation, and appeals. In particular, Gillian is one of Canada’s foremost practitioners in the areas of sexual assault, harassment and violence, including claims for voyeurism and the non-consensual dissemination of intimate images.
Gillian appears regularly before all levels of court, including repeat appearances before the Supreme Court of Canada. She has been involved in countless administrative proceedings before a variety of tribunals and served as independent legal counsel. Most notably, Gillian acted as counsel at the Coroner’s Inquests into the deaths of Ashley Smith (2014) and Katelynn Sampson (2016).
Meghan is an associate at Gillian Hnatiw & Co. and maintains a broad litigation practice that includes civil litigation, administrative/regulatory and health law.
Meghan clerked for the justices of the Ontario Divisional Court and Superior Court of Justice where she gained extensive experience with appeals and applications for judicial review. She was also involved in many aspects of the trial process, in all areas of the Superior Court’s jurisdiction. Prior to joining Gillian Hnatiw & Co., Meghan worked at a boutique litigation firm where she practiced civil and commercial litigation.
Meghan obtained her JD at the University of Ottawa and graduated with distinction. She also holds a Master of International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. While at law school, Meghan gravitated towards advocacy experiences including volunteering with the Native Women's Association of Canada and working on Parliament Hill for Senator Kim Pate.
Outside of work, Meghan is an avid runner and loves to spend her time outdoors.
Molly provides efficient and cost-effective legal support to our clients at every stage of the litigation process. She does this by independently managing and navigating all law clerking duties in connection with intake and pre-litigation, the preservation and collection of documents, examinations for discovery, mediation and trial. Molly is committed to advancing our clients’ best interests with creativity, efficiency, compassion and hard work.
Prior to joining Gillian Hnatiw & Co. as a dedicated litigation law clerk, Molly worked in the field for over 5 years at boutique litigation firms. Molly’s previous experience includes extensive work in the area of tort litigation specializing in plaintiff civil sexual assault. Molly also has advanced knowledge of a variety of parallel proceedings, such as the Social Justice Tribunals Ontario, criminal investigations and proceedings, as well as various regulatory bodies and related professional disciplinary proceedings.