T. Kirk Boyd  


Executive Summary

Kirk Boyd practises insurance litigation at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, where he is a partner in the Ottawa office and Regional Group Manager of the Specialized Litigation Group. Kirk acts for several insurers defending bodily injury and property damage claims. As well, Kirk provides coverage opinions and advice concerning directors’ and officers’ liability insurance, and cybersecurity insurance. He represents insurance brokers, stockbrokers, mortgage brokers, engineers, healthcare professionals and public servants in the professional liability context.


Representative Work

  • Acts for insurers in defending all manner of insurance claims.
  • Acts for professionals defending professional liability claims.
  • Advises corporations with respect to directors’ and officers’ liability insurance.

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, "2014 Ottawa Courthouse Series: Marshalling the Evidence, Motion for Production and Non-Party Evidence," The Advocates’ Society, February 2014.
  • Quoted, "Changing cyber risk coverage may put brokers at risk," Insurance Business, November 11, 2013.
  • Speaker, “MVA Litigation: Crossing the threshold in the East Region,” Kingston and the 1000 Islands Legal Conference, October 2013.
  • Author, “Pollution Policy Prescriptions,” Canadian Insurance, January 2013.
  • Speaker, “Changes to the SABS,” Canadian Insurance Managers Association, May 2011.
  • Author, “Standard of Care of Home Inspectors and Limitation of Liability Clauses,” BLG’s Canadian Insurance Law Newsletter, Spring 2010.
  • Speaker, “Recent Trends in Fatal Accident assessments,” BLG Ottawa Insurance Law Breakfast, May 2010.
  • Speaker, “Allocation of Defence Costs,” BLG Ottawa Insurance Law Breakfast, May 2009.
  • Speaker, “D&O Liability Insurance Update,” Canadian Insurance Institute, Winter 2009.
  • Speaker, “Protecting the Business: Risk Management for the Insurance Professional,” Canadian Insurance Institute, Spring 2009.

Rankings & Recognitions

  • ​Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Insurance Law).
  • Recognized in the 2017 edition of the The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Litigation - Commercial Insurance).