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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. 

Through the quality, creativity and timeliness of our advice, the innovative legal solutions we provide, and a distinctive service experience, we deliver unmatched results and value to the insurance community.

Our Insurance and Professional Liability Group has consistently achieved national recognition for its exceptional work. This recognition includes taking home the Canadian “Insurance Firm of the Year” Award from Benchmark Litigation, a leading law firm rankings publication, two years in a row (2014 and 2015). 

The comprehensive services we provide to the insurance industry include:


  • 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


  • 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
  • Aggressive pursuance of subrogated claims
  • Open to offering alternative fee arrangements, such as contingency fees, for subrogated claims


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