The success of our national award‑winning Insurance and Professional Liability Group is based upon more than a century of experience representing the insurance industry combined with legendary hard work, our result-driven approach and our innovative use of technology.

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We are the largest Insurance and Professional Liability Group in Canada and we promise excellence in all the insurance and professional liability work we do.

We are aware of ongoing changes within the insurance industry — including market consolidation, increased competition among insurers and banks, legislative and regulatory developments, bad faith claims seeking punitive damages, and a growing number of class actions — and we provide advice that helps our clients successfully navigate these challenges. 

We advance the sensitive and sometimes complex interests of our clients cost‑effectively, and we are frequently involved in mediations and arbitrations.

Our Insurance and Professional Liability Group has achieved national recognition for exceptional work, including the 2014 “Insurance Firm of the Year” Award from Benchmark Canada, a leading law firm ranking organization.

The comprehensive services we provide to the insurance industry include:

Defence and Subrogation

  • Defending personal injury claims
  • Defending property claims including fire and environmental claims
  • Defending all types of product liability claims
  • Defending E&O claims against a wide variety of professionals including engineers, developers, architects, builders, accountants, actuaries, doctors, lawyers, physiotherapists, realtors, insurance agents and stockbrokers
  • Defending D&O claims
  • Defending transportation claims including trucking, rail and aviation claims
  • Defending heavy industrial claims including oilfield and mining claims
  • Defending life and disability claims
  • Defending financial institutions, investment companies and their employees and agents
  • Defending class actions across Canada and working with US attorneys to defend cross border class actions
  • Pursuing subrogated claims


  • Creating policy wording
  • Providing coverage opinions for insurance and reinsurance claims
  • Litigating coverage issues


  • Licensing
  • Product development and approval
  • Marketing and solicitation
  • Compliance
  • Acquisition and sale of insurance companies and insurance brokers


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