With the insurance industry constantly changing, it’s critical that legal representation brings not only knowledge of the law, but also an in-depth understanding of industry trends and a proven track record in the industry.

Gowlings' Insurance and Professional Liability Group is the largest insurance and professional liability group in Canada. We are committed to providing excellence in advocacy, risk management and advice for insurers, brokers, agents and corporations.

We know the insurance industry is constantly changing. Market consolidation, increased competition between insurance companies and banks, legislative and regulatory developments, claims for bad faith and awards of punitive damages, and increasing class actions exposure create new challenges for the industry and its advisers.

We provide comprehensive service in representing insurers and their insureds, and have extensive experience and expertise to attend to the unique needs of professionals whose reputation and standing are at risk. We offer services in:

Insurance Claims and Services

  • Insurance and reinsurance coverage issues
  • Corporate and regulatory services including licensing
  • Fire, property and industrial risk claims and subrogation
  • Trucking, rail, maritime, aviation and oilfield industry defence and recovery
  • Life and disability insurance defence and advice
  • Motor vehicle and occupiers' liability actions

Professional Indemnity and Product Liability Claims

  • Defence counsel and risk management advice for professionals including engineers, architects, accountants, land surveyors, physicians and real estate agents
  • Defence of financial institutions, brokerage houses and financial advisers
  • Defence in product liability claims including class actions

We also work to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of our clients and manage their risks by offering alternatives to court appearances. We advance the sensitive and complex interests of our clients through negotiation and mediation of disputes.

The Group's 60+ dedicated professionals understand the unique needs and complex interests of our clientele, and have earned their sterling reputation for advocacy at all levels of court across Canada.

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