Practice Areas

  • Insurance Law

    We advise and represent clients in insurance related matters including accident and disability, commercial insurance, general liability insurance, bad faith, errors and omissions, insurance coverage issues, insurance legislation, insurance litigation, professional indemnity, property damage and subrogation matters.

  • Personal Injury

    We commonly act in the defence of various types of personal injury tort claims, most notably in the area of motor vehicle accident litigation. In that regard, we represent insurers at the Financial Services Commission and in subsequent proceedings commenced in the Superior Court of Justice.

  • Occupiers’ Liability

    Our lawyers are frequently retained to act as counsel in cases where the Occupier’s Liability Act has been invoked, in order to determine whether liability may exist. These cases may involve accidents that occur in retail shopping centres, private homes or construction sites.

  • Product Liability

    Our lawyers are routinely retained to represent insurers in the defence of product liability claims. These actions may involve property damage, as well as personal injury matters.

  • Professional Regulation

    Heather Vaughan routinely represents pharmacists before the Ontario College of Pharmacists and sits as independent legal counsel for the Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO).

  • Medical Malpractice

    We provide opinions to potential plaintiffs in cases of medical malpractice, and will advise those affected as to whether the services provided by a physician may have fallen below the appropriate standard of care.

  • Government Relations

    David Young offers extensive services that include strategic communications, crisis management, policy development and government relations.

  • Appellate Advocacy

    We have substantial experience in arguing appellate cases before provincial appellate courts, as well as in the Supreme Court of Canada. The experience of our lawyers has resulted in successful appellate decisions and innovative changes to our law.

  • Class Actions

    We have established a reputation as a firm that is able to skillfully and effectively defend insurers and corporations in complex class action proceedings. Our experience in high profile class action disputes enables our clients to address complicated matters with excellent results.