Summary

Our national Insurance and Tort Liability Group is unique in its size and specialization.

Our clients include many of the largest national and global insurers, reinsurers and reciprocals. In addition, we provide legal services to brokerage firms, companies carrying substantial self-insured retentions, adjusting firms and regulatory bodies involved in the insurance industry. We are involved as counsel in all areas of insurance law and litigate at every level of court including the Supreme Court of Canada.

We have extensive experience defending complex insurance claims including class actions. Our practice also includes the drafting of policy wordings, the interpretation of all types of insurance policies, coverage opinions, the defence of direct actions against insurers, prosecution of subrogated claims and participation in negotiation, mediation and arbitration procedures.

Publications

Rankings & Recognition

The Insurance and Tort Liability Group or its members are recognized:

  • In the 2016 edition of Chambers Canada — Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business.
  • As the top-listed firm in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada®.
  • In the 2016 edition of Benchmark Canada — The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Law Firms and Attorneys.
  • In the 2015 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.
  • In the 2015 edition of Who's Who Legal: Canada.

Our Services

BLG has expertise in a number of specialties and a number of our lawyers work predominantly in one or more of these specialty areas, which include:

  • Professional liability including accountants, actuaries, engineers and architects, insurance brokers, lawyers, real estate brokers, investment advisers and financial planners
  • Hospital/nursing/medical/malpractice
  • Product liability
  • Aviation and marine
  • Directors' and officers' liability
  • Environmental/pollution
  • Defamation
  • E-commerce
  • Fraud
  • Life and disability
  • Motor vehicle liability and accident benefits
  • Municipal/government/police Liability
  • Construction/surety/fidelity
  • Sexual abuse liability
  • Occupiers' liability
  • Tavern and host liability
  • Property/subrogation