Donia Hashem is building a broad legal practice in civil and commercial litigation. She works on a variety of files relating to complex contractual disputes, class action defence, product liability, and regulatory compliance.
During her legal studies, Donia was selected as the Dean’s Fellow for Property Law, and received the Samuel Rubinoff Award for research and writing. Prior to law school, Donia worked at the Ontario Government’s Cabinet Office as well as at a prominent NGO in the MENA region.
- “Legal Notes: Ontario Supreme Court ruling may reduce concurrent delay finger-pointing,” by John Bleasby, Daily Commercial News, April 15, 2021
Rankings & Recognitions
- Samuel Rubinoff Award for Most Outstanding Research Paper
- Pro Bono Ontario
- Pro Bono Students Canada
- Special Olympics Ontario
Education & Admissions
- “Don’t Let the Clock Run Out on Your Claim – Key Limitation Period Practices for Contractors,” Ontario General Contractors Association (February 24, 2022)
- “Searching for Equity in Fraud’s Wake – Surety Rescinds Bond Due to Obligee’s Fraud,” Construction Law Letter, Vol 38, No. 5, pp 6-8 (May/June 2022)
- “Unscrambling the egg: New guidance for assessing concurrent delay on construction projects“, Construction Law Letter, Vol.38, No2, p. 12-14 (November/December 2021)
Insights (6 Posts)
Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System Creates Green Incentives for Regulated Facilities (Update)
Canada has published the Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System Regulations establishing a system for projects preventing or removing GHGs from the atmosphere.
Canada’s Federal Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System Creates Green Incentives for Regulated Facilities
Publication of Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System Regulations under section 195 of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act.
A recent Ontario court decision provides new guidance on how to assess responsibility for concurrent delays in construction projects.
On December 8 2020 Ontario passed Bill 118 amending the Occupiers Liability Act and shortening the notice period in slip and fall claims from 2 years to 60 days
Canada Legally Commits to Net-Zero Emissions by 2050
Ontario's proposed regulation would transition the current Blue Box Program to an extended producer responsibility ("EPR") model.
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